We won’t lie to you: Toddlers are terrors. Between their tantrums, picky eating habits, and insane energy levels, it’s no wonder moms struggle to make it through this stage in one piece. And no matter how many parenting books you read or toddler problems you Google, sometimes laughter will really be the only way to cope with the ridiculousness your life has become.
To help inject a little humor into your day and let you know you’re not alone, we asked moms of toddlers to confess the little white lies they tell themselves to get by. See if you’ve said a few of these fibs yourself — if so, you’ve got plenty of company!