Four kids are a lot for anybody to handle. When Dad has a day off from mice-catching to watch the kids while Mom heads on a trip for a little while, that’s what it looks like.
We aren’t even certain that the big cat on the left is the dad, but it sure looks like it. There’s a certain lionlike appearance to it, with a big mane and a large snout. It also looks like he’s about ready to call it quits on the whole parenting thing. To his credit, all four of the children look like they’re getting on all right.
Mom, Can You Carry Me?
A tiny little anteater sits on the back of its mother – or are anteaters a lot bigger than we thought they were? Wow, some species are almost two meters long from nose to tail, and that's not even counting the famous tongue. Okay, back to the picture. Kids will often get tired if they're out and about.
Sometimes that's because they are tiny and weak and don't actually have all that much energy, sometimes it's just because they're bored. A lot of members of the animal kingdom go this route because it means they know for sure where the little brats are.
We've All Been There
There are few things more important to moms than making sure their kids' faces are clean. If you're like us, you can still remember the rough washcloth material after a day of playing outside.
You can taste the tap water, and feel your mom's hand on the other side of the cloth. It's like this throughout the entire animal kingdom, and this picture shows us a good example of both sides of the equation. For the mom, it's just another day on the job, but for the kid, it looks like the end of the world.
I'm Not Done Playing Yet
Children sometimes seem to have boundless energy. They'll go to bed late, get up early, and be bouncing off the walls the whole time in between. Even if they're allowed to go outside and run around, they might still be leaving their parents winded.
It kind of looks like that very thing is happening here, with a young pup trying to get Dad to keep playing, even as dad is sucking down fresh air. We see a bit of the graying process starting to happen on Dad's face, so the younger dog might have to rely on the humans to play with him.
Just About Had Enough of This
Parents can relate to this one. Mom or Dad is just about ready to close down shop for the day, and while the kitten is wearing an innocent face, we're sure this parent looks angry and tired for a reason.
It's a never-ending job, and we applaud those who take it on. What if there isn't another parent to pick up the slack? Thankfully, this cat has some human owners that will make sure the kitten is safe and sound and all played out.