Parenting is part joy, part warfare. This is what it's really like to have a tiny human.
If you're like me and you don't have kids, occasionally your reproductive organs mutiny. They see adorable pictures of babies dressed as mermaids on Pinterest and they start a riot that your brain interprets as "I absolutely need a tiny human of my own!" Then you talk to one of your friends with kids, and they launch into a story about a diaper blowout so bad it involved the garden hose, the dry cleaner, a carpet steamer, an old priest and a young priest. Then you realize Pinterest is a lie. Here's what it's really like to be a parent, from parents who are eyelids deep in the (magical, rewarding) struggle.