Expectation vs. Reality: The Family Life Edition!

The idea of family life is quite beautiful. The reality, on the other hand, can be a bit of a mess…

Family is a beautiful thing, on the outside.

On the inside, however, there’s a whole lot of mess that many parents just never see coming. Here are 10 brilliant comparisons between the expectation of family life and the reality of family life, to help you prepare, or to remind you of the life you now live!

1. A walk with the family

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© Monkey Business Images/shutterstock © Warner Bros.

2. Date night

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© Warner Bros. © Stokkete/ shutterstock

3. Gifts

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© Buena Vista Pictures © Universal Pictures

4. A beautiful home

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© Africa Studio/shutterstock © 20th Century Fox

5. The kids are out of the house

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© sakkmesterke/shutterstock © 20th Century Fox

6. Mornings

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© gpointstudio/shutterstock © Paramount

7. Family celebrations

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© Monkey Business Images/shutterstock © 20th Century Fox

8. Kids in general

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© Pressmaster/shutterstock © Universal Pictures

9. Breakfast

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© Evgeny Atamanenko/shutterstock © Warner Bros.

10. Errands

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© LuckyImages/shutterstock © Walt Disney Pictures