When you become a parent, you experience a level of exhaustion you never knew was possible. Not even those all-nighters you pulled in college or the tired you experienced the day after a raging, pre-kids keg party come close to matching the soul-crushing weariness of parenthood.
Whether it’s because you have just brought a sleepless newborn home for the first (or fifth) time or because you’ve been up all night, nursing a sick child back to health (and cleaning up piles and piles of puke) before heading into work for the day, parenthood does a number on your opportunity for some quality ZZZZZZs.
It used to be that you’d do anything to avoid having to take a nap. Now you’d do anything (and I mean literally just about anything short of burning a body, and you haven’t even crossed that option off your list entirely) to catch just one uninterrupted period of blissful slumber.
Thankfully, there are plenty of parents out there who also share in your misery (hey, misery loves company, right?), and they have wasted no time or talent in capturing the anguish of parental sleep-deprivation in the most hilarious of ways.
Enjoy these hysterical memes that perfectly capture the struggle of parental exhaustion, and be sure to click on the images to follow these funny people on social media for more.
Whew. I need to recover from all that laughing by turning on a Netflix Original and passing out 5 minutes in. Because even watching TV is exhausting these days.