12 GIFs that accurately explain what parents go through to have sex

Apr 6, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET

Sex helped you become a parent in the first place, but after kids come along, having sex for fun isn't as easy or laid-back as it used to be.

Between finally getting the children to bed, trying to get in the mood and the unique challenges of finding time to do anything fun, having sex as a parent is anything but easy.

1. You find yourself thinking about your partner while they’re at work.

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2. You try to make yourself up a little bit while the kids are still awake.

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3. Realize this is as good as you’re going to look on short libido notice.

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4. You get the kids to bed and debate going at it in the living room.

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5. Move to the bedroom and get your sexy on.

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6. There’s a knock on the door.

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7. Decide you should get up and deal with the kid.

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8. Hurry back before the mood dies and someone falls asleep.

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9. Have to start all over again.

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10. The big moment finally happens.

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11. Revel in your sneaky success.

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12. Fall asleep quickly because your baby doesn’t sleep through the night yet.

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