You really can put your best foot forward on social media. Darling children dressed in designer clothes at lavish birthday parties seem to be all the rage online. In this Instagram world, hair is always done, outfits are on point, lunches are too cute to eat and no one misses naptime. Luckily, there are some parents out there who know that’s not always the case. In fact, it’s hardly ever the case.
We’d like to give a big thank you to the parents out there that know the pain of finding peanut butter smeared on every possible surface. Or the grimace of finding out your daughter just gave herself bangs. These 5 Instagram accounts give a glimpse into the adventures of parenthood. It’s not always pretty, but it’s always pretty funny.
The things kids can do are pretty much the worst, but they certainly make the best Instagram posts.
Forget perfect parties and fashionable toddlers. This Instagram account adds a hilarious captions to the problems of an average parent.
Created by those at Real Simple magazine, this Instagram features “life’s real, unfiltered moments” (aka: the good, the bad and the ugly).
“My world. My perspective. My very full diaper.” An Instagram account from the point of view from a two year old gives us all a glimpse into the semi-rational mind of a toddler.
To document all the reasons why your kid can’t eat that perfectly good sandwich, @mykidcanteatthis is here for you, witty captions and all.
So, next time the house is a mess, tantrums are reaching an explosive point, and there’s more dinner on the floor than on the table, smile. It would make a great Instagram post.