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Ilana Wiles  Mom, Blogger, Author of "Remarkably Average Parenting" - Follow my family on @mommyshorts ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I mean, I left behind the Sweetarts, but I still feel accomplished. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #averageparentproblems Found on the very funny @myquestionablelif!

I want to sayโ€” my two girls did stuff like this too!!! But they did not. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ If you have boys and stories like this, tell them below. If you have a girl who got into this kind of trouble, Iโ€™d love to hear about it too! #averageparentproblems Found on @scarymommy via @campthunderwood

Holiday Fail Comment + Photo Contest! Over the years, I've had plenty of holiday fails. Like the time I decided to surprise my kids with our first Christmas tree (we're Jewish). I got a small potted tree, called it a Hanukah Bush and thought we would create a new tradition of planting the bush in our yard after the holidays were over. Then while dragging it into the house, I dropped it on my foot and practically broke my toe. My kids ran into the room to see their mother doubled over on the floor screaming next to a pile of dirt and a toppled bush.ย Not exactly the holiday surprise I was hoping to give them. You can swipe left to see a few more holiday fails I captured on camera over the years. Do you have a holiday fail story or photo? Today, I'm partnering with @taskrabbit to give away a $100 Task Rabbit credit which you can use to make your life easier this holiday season. To enter, tell me the story of your funniest holiday fail in the comments below or share a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #HolidaysUnfiltered. You must tag @averageparentproblems and @taskrabbit in your photo and be following both accounts to win. I'll select one winner and share some of my favorite stories and photos in a blog post on December 5th. Good luck!

I have a termin8tor and a terrifiver who is going to become a psixopath next week. Iโ€™m scared!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ#averageparentproblems Spot-on list by @howtobeadad

Is anyone elseโ€™s kid a neat freak like mine? It might seem preferable to a messy kid until you realize that neat freak kids have meltdowns over every spill and stain. My 5yo neat freak Harlow was the inspiration for this video I made for @stainmaster. The funniest thing about this video is that after I told Harlow what we were shooting, she asked, "So, after the shoot is over, can I keep carrying around the carpet squares in real life?" Hahahaha. #averageparentproblems Tag a neat freak or a parent of a neat freak below! #stainmaster

Someone explain to me why cooked carrots on a plate look totally unappealing to a toddler, but a ball of lint on the floor looks like a tasty treat ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #averageparentproblems photo: @thepeanutgallery

Tag your spouse if it works this way in your house! #averagemarriageproblems Found on the very funny @thedad

It really is Princess Leiaโ€™s story. #mommyshortscommentclub originally on: @mommyshorts quote: @jessfly7 Congrats to all the badass women who helped the Democrats take the house yesterday! The future truly is female ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

This literally happened to me last night when I told my daughter I was going to take her with me to vote today. Her response was: โ€œI donโ€™t want to go in a boat!โ€ She hates boats ๐Ÿคฃ Anyway... Todayโ€™s the day we get to change the course our country is heading! And no, I donโ€™t mean on a boat. Everybody #vote!!!!!!!! I donโ€™t think itโ€™s any secret what side I am on. #๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ #noapologies #voteblue Twitter: mckaycoppins Found on @kalesalad

One last Halloween shout out to the kids who were determined to have one-of-a-kind costumes and the parents who helped make it happen. Pugtatoes are my new spirit animals. That Diction-Fairy is unreal. And I bet Bob is one very loved cat. You can see all the #mommyshortshalloween costume awards at the link in my bio! #averageparentproblems

Few things mess with parents more than Daylight Savings Time ๐Ÿ˜ž #averageparentproblems From the always hilariously spot-on @simoncholland ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Itโ€™s the 2018 @mommyshorts Annual Halloween Costume Awards! There were so many amazing costumes, it took me a few days to go through them all. Thank you all for your submissions! Swipe left to see ten of my favorites. You can see all the awards on mommyshorts.com! Link in bio.

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