Look, we love them. We really do.
But when you're running late for school and the refuse to put their shoes on or you catch them stuffing cookies down the side of the couch after you asked them not to do that for the HUNDREDTH time, our patience can wear thin.
Extremely, unbearably thin. Enough for us to want to scream, shout. or utter a bold word or two.
Luckily for us, mum-of-two, Malieky Roman, has just summed up how we're all feeling in those moments.
Look, we gotta stop acting like it’s a bad thing to call our kids assholes. Like my daughter just dead ass death glared me while pouring her juice on the floor after I said not too. Come on. That makes her an asshole. Don’t shame me.— milfshake (@mamalieky1) 29 January 2018
"We gotta stop acting like its a bad thing to call our kids assholes," she writes.
"Like my daughter just dead ass death glared me while pouring her juice on the floor after I said not to."
Been there, sister.
"Come on. That makes her an asshole," she continues. "Don't shame me."
No shaming from here. Unless you're raising angelic creatures you'll probably have found it very hard not to tear your hair out during a tantrum.
Parents are loving it, and sharing their own stories of hilariously evil things their children have done:
I tell my 4 kids when they're being 'Jerks'.— Meg DL (@Meg_328_) 4 February 2018
They got all upset and my SO tried to tell me it is mean to "name call" but kids are not going to get better if we pretend they're always perfect angels. It isn't name calling to describe behaviour. Don't like it? Stop being jerks.
I know your pain— Rick A Garza (@Rick_A_Garza) 30 January 2018
My 5yo looked at me dead in the eyes after getting out of bed (after his bedtime) and GRABBED A HANDFUL OF CAKE then just walked away. He's lucky he has tiny hands. I was so mad but I burst out laughing. My kid is an asshole sometimes. pic.twitter.com/6GCFnS7iWH— River Rae (@FortyTwoRiver) 5 February 2018
How I feel when my daughter takes all her brothers things and then runs and laughs— briella momma (@tori13_lilley) 30 January 2018
Agreed. My 5 year old told me I look tired and pointed to my eyebags to clarify her point— Julie Ann (@jeweliebean) 30 January 2018
Girl my daughters almost 7 months and has got an attitude every time I say no she laughs idk how many times her dad and I say this— Katie McDaniels (@kit_kat_katie72) 30 January 2018
My son rolled his eyes at me and told me he’s mad at me he’s not even 2 yet...— polorocky (@Rockywilis27) 10 February 2018
We're here for it. No mum is perfect and we just need a bit of venting some times.