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What parenting REALLY looks like: Readers share their messiest moments

We recently shared the story behind the awesome Tumblr blog It's Like They Know Us, which features unrealistic stock photographs of happy, clean, perfect, functioning families — something we all know is total fiction.Sara Given created the blog, which shows the photos paired with snarky captions describing what is really going on in the pictures. It's Like They Know Us now receives hundreds of t

We recently shared the story behind the awesome Tumblr blog It's Like They Know Us, which features unrealistic stock photographs of happy, clean, perfect, functioning families — something we all know is total fiction.

Sara Given created the blog, which shows the photos paired with snarky captions describing what is really going on in the pictures. It's Like They Know Us now receives hundreds of thousands of views daily, going viral since its launch in mid-September.

Since we all know that real life as parents is anything but perfect, we asked fans to share their messiest — and funniest — moments on TODAY's Facebook page

Thanks to all who contributed. You made us laugh until we cried ... tears of pure joy.

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Rolling out Christmas cookie dough (last year) with Mommy's vodka bottle. Mommy fail or mommy genius? I say genius.Today
Um, we might be out of diaper cream.Today
The cat's face says it all... This is my niece \"gently\" playing with a kitten!Today
A real family photo. (\"Give back your sister's shoe!\")Today
He. Won't. Sit. Still.Today
They just decided to join the puppy while I was making supper. Silly kids!Today
Reorganizing the cupboards, for the third time today.Today
Dinner is served atop a bed of sleeping baby!Today
What? What did I do?Today
Dried beans everywhere, laundry waiting on nap time, and little one sneaks into the pantry and finds a container of frosting.Today

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