Hilarious Apology Photos Give New Take on Parenting

PHOTO: Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry I took a photo instead of helping you."Sarah Showfety
Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry I took a photo instead of helping you."

There's a saying that parenting is all joy and no fun. But one New Jersey mom aims to give other parents a laugh a day via her Facebook page.

Dear Baby XO was started by Sarah Showfety, a New Jersey mom of a 22-month-old girl and with another baby on the way.

After her daughter was born, she was "home all the time, working from home. She was a tough baby. And one time when she was nursing I had this thought that I wished she would hurry up and finish so I could have a glass of wine," she noted.

PHOTO: Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, Dear Baby: Sorry I left this by the door long enough for you to use it as a bench.Sarah Showfety
Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry I left this by the door long enough for you to use it as a bench."

It was moments like those that promoted Showfety to keep track of all the things she should "apologize" to her baby for. "Things like opening the diaper and closing it again when I realized it was just pee or putting her to bed with avocado in her hair," she said. She documents these moments not only on Facebook but Instagramand Twitter.

PHOTO: Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, Dear Baby: Sorry I said there were Cheerios in there so I could have two minutes alone.Sarah Showfety
Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry I said there were Cheerios in there so I could have two minutes alone."

As a humor writer, Showfety's goal is to "make other moms laugh." She's posted on Dear Baby XO almost every day for a year and said the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

PHOTO: Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, Dear Baby: Sorry I refer to your morning nap as my first victory of the day.Sarah Showfety
Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry I refer to your morning nap as 'my first victory of the day.'"

"I don't write about anything political or really even meaningful," Showfety told ABC News. "It's not meant to be serious, it's just to get a laugh out of the silly things we [parents] do."

PHOTO: Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, Dear Baby: Sorry you were so bored taking your pants off seemed like the best thing to do.Sarah Showfety
Sarah Showfety posted this photo with the caption, "Dear Baby: Sorry you were so bored taking your pants off seemed like the best thing to do."

She called her Facebook page a "shame-free" zone. "This is really real to me," she said. And while she does try to avoid the serious, there are times she can't help but be moved.

"One time a mom thanked me and said 'I really needed this today.' That made me tear up," she said.