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18 Selfie Stick Photos That Show A Parent's Chaotic Days

"I wanted to look at my life from the outside."

Russian mom Yuliya Skorobogatova thinks her newest photography project sums up parenting quite well.

As a student at the School of Visual Arts in Moscow, she created a series of selfie stick photos that document her chaotic life with her 1-year-old and 13-year-old daughters. From the early morning madness to food spills to the total lack of privacy, the scenarios depicted in the photos are all-too-familiar sights to parents with young children.

"I wanted to look at my life from the outside," Skorobogatova told The Huffington Post. Though many of the photos and captions in the "#selfiettes" series are hilarious and sarcastic, the photographer also offered a more earnest takeaway for parents. "Children grow up very quickly and we need to appreciate every moment of our lives spent with them," she said.

Keep scrolling for a look at Skorobogatova's selfie stick photos and their accompanying captions.

"Some mornings start at 9, some start at 5."
"I wake up from realizing that air around me is throbbing with life, and all I have left is to pour myself into it."
"I still use the most natural product to feed Vasilisa. Best food you can get in Moscow."
"I never ever stay alone, I mean never."
"Sometimes she gets tired from our morning conversations, and I get a chance to go back to some unfinished morning business."
"Sleep sessions are short, so I try to finish my body procedures fast, best all at once."
"Time spent cooking we are also together, I am at the table and she is under."
"After breakfast Vasilisa helps me look after our balcony garden. She gets a chance to floss all three of her teeth."
"I always come away from the playground with useful tips and tricks on upbringing, healthcare and nutrition from well-read moms. More advanced mommies are always there."
"We went to a beauty salon located in the basement on the way back. My daughter is always fascinated and never bored in here."
"Diapers, tissues and crèmes -- how could we live without these before?"
"I try to help my elder daughter to be more fashionable."
"We always dine together, each of us enjoying the table of her own."
"Vasilisa is very neat, she loves to eliminate every good supper afterwards."
"Household duties aren't going anywhere. My youngest always helps me."
"She loads and unloads the washing, suggests the best way to hang it, supervises me ironing dad's shirts. I always try to follow her advice."
"Vasilisa is concerned about my hygiene, so the bathroom door is always open for her to check if I use enough soap."
"She herself prefers bubble baths."
Moms' Honest Parenting Selfies