Every adult starts preparing for the arrival of a child in their life with great enthusiasm. But it’s only later that they realise just how many surprises they’re going to come up against as a parent. These surprises range from the heart-warming and joyous, to the hilarious, to the unpleasant. But through it all, they never lose that enthusiasm for parenthood.
Here are 25 brilliant images which everyone who’s ever had kids will understand.
Above all else, you think about getting some sleep
This might be a joint nap with the baby when out and about for the day…
…or in a nice comfortable bed.
You’d even settle for your baby’s crib!
Of course, it would be ideal if everyone fell asleep at the same time.