If you’re a parent, you know all too well that each day is full of challenges. Maybe one of your kids likes to explore different ways to end up in the emergency room, while the other prefers to test their lungs (and your hearing) by practicing to become the world’s loudest singer.

Whatever the case, you take everything in stride. You encourage your children to stay true to who they are — as long as that doesn’t land them in a youth detention center one day.

Keep up that sense of humor and read on to find some quotes that sum up what it means to be a parent. It’s definitely not easy, but it might just be the most rewarding job out there.