11 Miserable Situations Parents Know All Too Well

Give us strength.

As parents, we do our best to be prepared. Our diaper bags overflow with butt paste and extra pacifiers, the backseats of our cars are filled with books and we never leave home without a snack or seven. But there are times, when, despite our best efforts, sh*t happens.

Here, 11 situations where we wish the heavens would open up and offer us a solution ASAP.

When you have a wriggly baby who needs changing and there's NO DIAPER in arm's reach.
If you have a pet that can fetch a diaper, you're winning at life.
When there's no ketchup left in the bottle and everyone is seated for dinner.
You finally sat down. Everyone has food in front of them. But without ketchup, LIFE IS OVER.
When you're late for something and your kid can't find their other shoe.
Where is the other shoe? Seriously, WHERE HAS IT GONE?
When your kid is so hangry, she's hanging on to you, the refrigerator, or anything she can get her paws on.
You've just walked in the door, you haven't taken your shoes off and your kid is demanding dinner, like, an hour ago.
When you happen upon an empty tube of toothpaste.
Ohgod, ohgod, ohgod. WHERE IS ALL THE TOOTHPASTE?
When your kid needs to go to the bathroom and the only option is a public toilet.
Don't touch ANYTHING.
When you're on crowded public transportation and your kid says they feel like they're gonna barf.
Cold sweat covers your body as you try to figure out if your shoe could be used as a receptacle.
When you're 35,000 feet in the air, and you used your last diaper one blow-out ago.
When you hear, "Don't worry, Mom! I can do it!"
When all is silent and then a huge CRASH.
And you just know a mess of epic proportions awaits.
When your kid wakes up in the middle of the night with a fever and you realize you are out of medicine.
*speeds to 24-hour pharmacy*
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