Toddlers are a force of nature. They cannot be contained. You cannot predict their behavior or direction. You can try to prepare for their arrival, but 99% of them will change shit up on you at the last minute. I’m not sure what goes on in a toddler’s brain! I assume it’s just a constant swirl of blacks lines with flames and images of candy floating around. But then, after they’ve destroyed your house and reduced you to tears, they’ll toddle over for a snuggle and a kiss. Because they’re adorable, and also diabolically brilliant.

If you have a toddler, don’t worry: you are not alone in your madness. We’ve all been there, and some of us are on our way there. Solidarity with toddler parents!

Just click through this gallery for a taste of what we all go through. Life with toddlers is never boring, often hilarious, and almost always insane.

1. Why play with one toy when you can play with EVERY toy?

You think he cleaned this up? Magic 8 Ball says UNLIKELY.