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13 Hilarious Photos That Prove Parenting Is Harder During The Holidays

"Kids don't become perfect angels just because it's Christmas."

The holidays present a unique set of challenges for parents -- like how to take a normal-looking Santa photo or what to do with that damn Elf on the Shelf.

This month, Mommy Shorts creator Ilana Wiles has enjoyed documenting parents' holiday struggles on her popular Instagram account, Average Parent Problems. Wiles invites moms and dads to submit photos of their funniest and most chaotic moments using the hashtag #averageparentproblems.

"The holidays are never perfect, no matter how people try to make them look," Wiles told The Huffington Post. "Kids have meltdowns over presents, cookies burn, ornaments break -- kids don't become perfect angels just because it's Christmas."

Without further ado, here are 13 "Average Parent Problems" -- the holiday edition.

When your toddler insists on decorating the tree herself. #averageparentproblems photo: @jeezlouise__

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