While many European countries have royal families and nobility to look up to and admire, we here in America tend to idolize people who are a little more relatable, like reality television stars. While they're no princesses, the Kardashians provide a sense of escapism that's just a little more rooted in real life than Kate Middleton. As do the stars of TLC's hit show, OutDaughtered, Adam and Danielle Busby. Even though they're the parents of six girls, the Busbys still manage to make viewers laugh, cry, and think about life in a new way. And Adam and Danielle Busby's Instagram also proves that, while their show might make their lives look fun and easy, it's really a lot more hectic than it seems.
Since the show's premiere in 2015, the Busbys have captured the hearts of America with their close-knit family, and all the antics that come with parenting the first all-female quintuplets to be born in the United States. But make no mistake: the Busby's lives aren't all sugar and spice and everything nice. And as their Instagram proves, there's a lot that goes into raising kids, and it's not all as photogenic as their show might have you believe.
Here are some of the Busby's best Instagrams that show just how relatable the family truly is:
When They Really Just Needed Naps
"This pretty much sums up the past week perfectly in our home," the caption began. And obviously, it was a seriously exhausting day as Adam can be seen snoozing with one of the quints on his chest. Parenting is tiring, and parenting while filming a show? Positively draining.
When They Laughed Off Their Mistakes
"Oh Riley Paige... hot mess right here," this caption reads, poking fun at Riley's upside-down goggle placement while devouring a bag of chips. Really, though, Riley still looks adorable, and the Busby's ability to laugh it all off is what parenting is all about — rolling with the punches.
When They Showed Just How Messy Their Everyday Lives Are
Seeing the quints eat the meals in their five little high chairs all lined up on OutDaughtered is one of the sweetest parts of the show, but that doesn't mean that it's all glitz and glamour behind the scenes. And as the Busbys' above photo shows, feeding five babies is about as messy as you can get.
When They Made It Clear That There Are No Breaks In Parenting
"What happens when I try to take a quick break?" Danielle Busby asked on Instagram, "I get swarm[ed] by a bunch of little BuzzBee Babies." Clearly, cuddling with the quints is cute and sweet, but the Busbys would probably prefer some alone time every so often.
They Showed What Happens When A Parent Turns Around
"Turn your back for just a second to sweep up the food on floor...and just like that, another disaster," the Busbys wrote. Obviously, the quints weren't exactly behaving like angels that day. They're still pretty darn adorable, though.
When They Got Real About Packing For Trips With Kids
Traveling with six kids has got to be stressful, but the Busbys post showing just how intense packing is with six daughters is a whole other level of pressure. Seriously, the fact that the Busby family is able to find humor and joy in the midst of all the chaos is probably what makes them so fun to watch.
Keep on keeping on, Busbys! And definitely keep the Instagram posts coming, they're the best.