Parenting—the most rewarding role you will ever play. Only, you won’t know that until you’re done and the kids are out of the house with families of their own.

In the meantime, you’re wondering if you’ll make it through until their bedtime (another hassle that needs its own tweets). Fret not, friends. You’re in good company. Parents all over the world are right there with you in the trenches.

In fact, Twitter has the proof. Scroll through these 14 tweets that will make you laugh until you cry…and cry.

1. Also a first rule of cooking.

2. At least she knows which foot is whom.

3. I can just call you back…please?

4. Smells like bestsellers to me.

5. I hope he at least chose quilted.

6. I’ll take her around next year!

7. Psssh, 2 year olds.

8. How do they learn this stuff so fast?

9. Perfection.

10. Urp.

11. This girl has a future!

12. Whoo. Great workout, everyone!

13. Every night.

14. Kids are mean, even the sweet ones.

So, tonight, when your youngest gets out of bed five times for a drink of water and a discussion on the meaning of life, take heart. Parents throughout your time zone are dealing too. Remember, though, they grow up fast. Don’t wish it all away.

And, in case you didn’t already know, your precious angel will need four pieces of posterboard at approximately 9:00 p.m. tonight. Assorted colors.