Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock images, have perfectly-styled outfits, tantrum-free children, and the time to play video games as their offspring patiently sits on their lap. Parents and non-parents alike know that this is totally fiction.

On the Tumblr called It's Like They Know Us, witty moms submit an absurd stock photo of motherhood and add their amusingly sarcastic caption to go with it. This highlights the incredible contrast between the text and images, which mocks these idealized pictures by applying some cold, hard, truth to them. The Tumblr is a good laugh and a reminder that no one is perfect – especially when it comes to parenting.

It's Like They Know Us Tumblr
via [Pleated Jeans and 22 Words]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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