Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-09-01When you barely have any shhh left to give.
This is my great-niece patiently hushing my great-nephew. Holy shhhh, they're cute, hunterjbarrattkidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/ebdcd5862e4dfd31c8805dbf42fd8c13/5A6A60B1/t51.2885-15/e15/21224978_361665457601116_8789144413663133696_n.jpg2017-09-01
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-09-01Except I am still phoning it in somewhat.
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-31"That's ok. I'm not keeping track (she says as she makes a mental note)." ImThisMany 📷: allisonmarkerkidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/54a553824b0c15b4ca38aabf1ae4171f/5AE69EBF/t51.2885-15/e35/21149513_114429245926707_4843992596080492544_n.jpg2017-08-31
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-31Yep. I'm super classy.
It's my birthday and I'll dance if I want to! Who else has a birthday today? Chances are, at least 10 of you! 😉🎂😘 For my birthday present (because I know you're all dying to do something for me), get your best dance move out and show someone. A stranger. Your kids. The grocery store shoppers. If you film it, send it to me. Let's get some sweet dance moves filling the world. I might break a few out in our Stories. Yeaaaaah booyyyyee!
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-30I am so confused that Dry Clean Only even exists for kids’ clothes. Like, I am seriously baffled about this.
thatBADMOMlife, we can totally be friends. Are you following them yet? Truest of friends, I tell ya!
BADMOMlife and kidsaretheworst are friends 4EVA!https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/f9bc04a32e28fe32b5085231abc66627/5AF6D678/t51.2885-15/e35/21147587_121784951807552_5707476791480811520_n.jpg2017-08-30
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-30Kids are growing so fast these days. Maybe it's time to get a bigger house. Maybe.
BustingAtTheSeamsAndBeams 📷: jessjellikidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/3e9e930916f8c763d3274c57e5a190c5/5B217C97/t51.2885-15/e35/21147578_214622869069392_9053969554513854464_n.jpg2017-08-30
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-30"That's awesome." "Wow!" "You're amazing." (What in the world did I just watch?) I didn't realize how much acting would be involved when I became a parent. Anyone else?
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-29If you watch our STORIES, you will know that we post memes there you've never seen (and some you prob have). This one sent from areny86 was a clear winner.
Which meme was your favorite?
And also, online shopping is my jam even when my kids are not breastfeeding. I mean, my youngest is 7, so that ship sailed a minute ago. But online shopping is for.e.ver.
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-29And ready to "take off!" Traveling with kids is sooo stressful. What tips do you have for making it easier? You know, besides "stay home!" 😂
LayOverAndCry 📷: jenna.tess kidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/d1b3d4973f967ce18e12062e77bf3e01/5AF94C63/t51.2885-15/e35/21147251_1818485478442181_1298892960368164864_n.jpg2017-08-29
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-29Whenever my kids pull out the "I'm starving" bit, I suggest the most basic vegetable in our fridge. They always respond in disgust and then I get to say, "Then I guess you are not, in fact, starving. Good to know." kidsaretheworst but sometimes for real.https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/e8554d5c0dcaa02e2329c9436e15f58f/5A699E69/t51.2885-15/e15/21108024_1911508609121809_7941205908225261568_n.jpg2017-08-29
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-28Caffeine doesn't even help at that point. The only thing that helps me stay awake is if I am constantly stuffing my face with food. But that's an entirely different problem.
dadandburied you are so right. All the time. And of all the parenting things.
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-28(Hint: her name is ELEVEN.) 🤔😏 So yeah, super stoked. Are your kids in school yet? kidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/e7ee03c43541fa9d16c71fd0fede255f/5B006A6C/t51.2885-15/e35/21107826_172325286648187_6656983310599716864_n.jpg2017-08-28
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-28This is how I feel dropping my kids off at school!
thatBADMOMlife kills me. Follow them if you would do this to your kids and laugh. Come on. I know it’s not just me! kidsaretheworstBADMomLifehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/57cd994fde3dc7943972a0e0828c180b/5A699727/t51.2885-15/e15/21042742_2021457994740532_9175196071595343872_n.jpg2017-08-28
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-27It's not funny.
Except it is.
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-26I get a lot of comments in my Stories about how rad my kids are and questions on how I get them to do chores. Here's the thing. They are rad. That's nature, they kinda came to me with built-in coolness. Doing chores? That's nurture. And most of the time we suck at chores. All of us. You can see that my youngest in this photo is pretty ticked at me for making him finish weeding today. Like it was fun for me to do it that long with him! (Hint: it wasn't.) 🤔
Some people will probably think my kids are lazy and some may think I make my kids work too hard. I have no control over what people think. What I do have control over is our family and if WE think we are doing enough and working hard (we rarely meet our own expectations and goals). 🛠
I strongly believe that I am not meant to make my kids' lives easy and pain-free. My whole goal is to make sure that by the time they leave our house as adults that they are capable of working hard, providing for themselves, and being GOOD people. 🤘
It is my job to let them know that they are loved and accepted and important. But not to do everything for them and make their lives amazing. That's up to them. ❤️
So if you or your child come over—especially on Saturday—expect to fill a pail with weeds or pick up the dog poop. And then come inside with us to watch a movie, play a game, and eat some treats. kidsaretheworst and this is why annaistheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/10393dc92cde335b9be8060b246df23e/5B23D0B4/t51.2885-15/e35/21041230_1507315252640014_588688459770626048_n.jpg2017-08-26
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-26Patience is a virtue. Cake is also virtuous.
Tag someone who has a birthday this week. I tag myself! annaistheworstkidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/92fb214fd47c20aaf9cb566ccb1e8b72/5A6A610F/t51.2885-15/e15/21041594_374912749605365_2328343191826202624_n.jpg2017-08-26
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-25Shoot. I have "NO" idea where it went. Let's watch something else today. 🤔🙈 Thank goodness for new digital downloads, am I right? My son and I saw the preview for the new movie Deep available today to download about a little octopus and he laughed. I'm relieved to have something to play other than the same two movies my kids have been playing over and over all summer long.
What movie are your kids obsessed with that you'd like to "lose"? Any movies you are excited to see?
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-25Because mum is also important to life, loves water, and should be released daily.
MomIsNumberTwoThenWhoIsNumberOne? 📷: lozzi84kidsaretheworsthttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/9356ead359c855b7cf1751e948b5c2dd/5AE5AA20/t51.2885-15/e35/21041001_1461422513976457_5864737225182281728_n.jpg2017-08-25
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-25LIKES > LOVE.
This video from ThatBADMomLife hits a little too close to home. 😂 "400, you guys!" So glad I found ThatBADMomLife—go check them out. kidsaretheworstBADMomLifehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/f176ff8a4db3f70a1d632777660cc7a9/5A699863/t51.2885-15/e15/21147933_1972928322964947_1077825964236341248_n.jpg2017-08-25
Anna MacfarlaneAnna Macfarlane2017-08-24Always want to be an example to my kids. While they're awake. —•—•—•