What's not to love about a good stock photo?
You know, the ones you see in magazines where everyone is smiling (even the babies) and you think "No way any of these are even remotely close to real."
Well, they're not. They're missing the appropriate captions.
1. Danger, Will Robinson!
2. Living with a tiny dictator isn't easy.
3. You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!
4. Newborn PTSD is real.
5. It's all fun and games until...
6. Two things babies obviously love.
7. Get ready for diaper change time. It's a wild ride.
The next time you come across a stock photo of a baby reading a board book instead of eating it, or sitting on a white couch without projectile vomiting all over it, you know it's missing something. Because real babies don't care about picture-perfect, and the only guarantee in parenthood is a whole lot of crying and poop.
Which one was your favorite?
Jenny Evans is a writer, a perfectionist, a night owl and a Mormon mom of six who makes jokes at her own expense and blogs about her messy life with a houseful of kids at Unremarkable Files.
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