Every mother will tell you that you won't fully be ready for the role of parent until you have a brand new baby in your arms.
No one is an expert on parenting but there are many areas of the media that tend to highlight what the perfect mother should be, but this young mother has just told the world about the reality.
Sophie Cachia, better known as The Young Mummy, shared a post on Instagram recently that went viral because of its realistic view on parenting.
The photo is of the blogger and her young son, but it's the caption that will make you LOL like you've never LOL'd before.
"To the naked eye, this looks like your standard cute photo of Bobby and I. This photo was in fact captured whilst I was taking a poo. Just thought I'd let you all know. Especially for all those planning on having children soon. This. Is. Your. Life. Goodnight."
This is a message to all mothers.
People may have you think that parenting is sweet and cute, but in reality, they're happy to sit on your lap while you sit on the toilet.
It's not pretty, but that's true love right there.