Despite all the wonders of being a parent, it’s never been said that it’s the most glamorous of jobs. One minute you’ve managed to tidy your living room and stash all the clutter into bins—and literally 10 seconds later your floors have been retiled with Lego and your Christmas tree is hanging on for dear life (months after the chaotic holiday season, might we add). It often feels like it’s impossible to catch up on your cleaning, especially when you’d rather sit down for half a second than shove your kid’s stuffies back into storage for the millionth time.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone, and a recent Twitter thread is here to prove it. When a mom asked parents to share “what does the room you’re in look like RIGHT NOW,” the messy realness flooded in. So if you’re sitting on your couch exhausted looking out at a sea of madness, know that it’s not just you. Read on for some of the very relatable highlights.
Can we get a realistic mom/parenting photo thread going? No aesthetic filters, no staging – what does the room you’re in look like RIGHT NOW?
— amanda 𓍊𓋼𓍊𓋼𓍊 (@alkellzz) February 27, 2022
The magical train tracks.
every surface of my house is always covered in train tracks. immediately after we pick them up they remanifest pic.twitter.com/aLHQz1DGmA
— Adriana Porter Felt (@__apf__) February 28, 2022
There’s truly nothing like lounging on the floor with literally all of your bedding.
The island always fills up even when we clean it off each day. And for some reason the kids have a NEED to pull out all the throw blankets and throw all the throw pillows onto the floor pic.twitter.com/0QaZnUGGHY
— Lori Ann Potter (@LoriAnn_Potter) February 27, 2022
Yet another instance of random household items outshining toys.
A better example: dishes stacked on the stove waiting to be washed, Locke decided he wanted to ignore all of his toys and play with… onions pic.twitter.com/ZA7dGBs7Ff
— Ali又 (@AlexisMurray) February 27, 2022
The horror of watching the Lego disappear into the shag carpet.
Notice how there are no legos on the lego table pic.twitter.com/w2Vk40bRno
— Kerry Ruckdashel (@ruckdashelmama) February 27, 2022
When your tree has some Valentine’s Day hues, why not keep it up till February?
Still have the Christmas tree up and use everything for clean laundry. pic.twitter.com/QN8QQgNbRq
— Jess (@CareBoogaBear) February 27, 2022
The MOST relatable bathroom pic.
Here’s my bathroom, and it’s been like this for days. I just have no energy to clean up. It’s not too bad, but it feels better knowing others aren’t perfect too. I’m tired of unrealistic expectations to keep a spotless home, home cooked meals every day & somehow entertain kids pic.twitter.com/jm9ncespGW
— amanda (@alkellzz) February 27, 2022
Hey, at least the dog is having a good time!
Cars everywhere. My shoes from a country concert last night, my robe… plus stuff all over the kitchen island and counters (not showing that part hahha) at least our dog is always happy no matter the mess. pic.twitter.com/cQwNOFvKQs
— lucy molina (@LucyBby04) February 28, 2022
The ultimate Instagram versus reality.
Real life vs IG. This living hasnt been this clean since I took that pic pic.twitter.com/OvFGte6yP0
— beatrix kiddo. (@brandisymone7) February 27, 2022
When all else fails, kick up your feet and soak in the chaos.
The struggle is real. Takes about 10 minutes to go from totally clean to chaosville. pic.twitter.com/m1lSjf4GAn
— Hali Hoag (@Aitchess55) February 27, 2022
And finally, a reminder that we’re all just doing our best. Keep doing you, mama!
this thread makes me feel better knowing i’m not alone ❤️ sometimes it’s hard to forget we don’t always have to have it together. pic.twitter.com/Eef37AAIfS
— ♡ (@kloreneong) February 27, 2022