Finding a reliable babysitter is one of the many hassles parents face when attempting to take a break from their bundles of joy. But maybe they should be looking into the option right in front of their face: the family cat.

Okay, so obviously you’re not really going to leave your small child alone with your cat, no matter how mature and awesome your cat is, but there is no denying that these guys have an adorable bond with their small humans.

1. “He loves it when I copy him.”

"He loves it when I copy him."Lifestyle Hacker

2. “Finally, I get to be the big spoon!”

"Finally, I get to be the big spoon!"Lifestyle Hacker

3. “See: you fit, you sit!”

"See: you fit, you sit!"Instagram

4. “I could have sworn we already read this one…”

"I could have sworn we already read this one..."Instagram

5. He couldn’t find his teddy bear for him, so he just cuddled himself up instead.

He couldn't find his teddy bear for him, so he just cuddled himself up instead.Imgur

6. “Hm, I think I have enough blush.”

"Hm, I think I have enough blush."Instagram

7. Teaching this tot everything she knows about being fabulous.

Teaching this tot everything she knows about being fabulous.Instagram

8. “I think you need a diaper change… We’ll wait for your parents to take care of that.”

"I think you need a diaper change... We'll wait for your parents to take care of that."Instagram

9. It’s always best to get a good vantage point.

It's always best to get a good vantage point. Instagram

10. “Thank goodness you’re home. Please don’t tell her where I am.”

"Thank goodness you're home. Please don't tell her where I am."Instagram

11. “It may not be your naptime, but it’s mine.”

"It may not be your naptime, but it's mine."Instagram

12. These two love playing dress up together.

These two love playing dress up together.Instagram

13. “Finally, someone who understands my inner royalty.”

"Finally, someone who understands my inner royalty."Imgur

14. “Your cage is so much bigger than mine.”

"Your cage is so much bigger than mine."Instagram

15. She feels bad about forgetting his warm socks.

She feels bad about forgetting his warm socks.Instagram

16. “Trust me, you don’t want to eat that gum off the ground.”

"Trust me, you don't want to eat that gum off the ground."Instagram

17. “And this is what we call snow. Isn’t it awesome?”

"And this is what we call snow. Isn't it awesome?"Instagram

18. This was the only way she could keep him still.

This was the only way she could keep him still.Instagram

19. She’s taking a mental picture of the clean space before the kid destroys it eating Cheerios.

She's taking a mental picture of the clean space before the kid destroys it eating Cheerios.Instagram

20. “Your toys are way cooler than mine.”

"Your toys are way cooler than mine."Imgur

21. Even if she has to do it in a stealthy way, she knows she has to keep a close eye on this troublemaker.

Even if she has to do it in a stealthy way, she knows she has to keep a close eye on this troublemaker.Instagram

22. “Stay away from that. That’s where they keep all the evil water.”

"Stay away from that. That's where they keep all the evil water."Instagram

23. “No, that’s definitely not our house.”

"No, that's definitely not our house."Instagram

24. “Do they sell that at PetCo?”

"Do they sell that at PetCo?"Instagram

25. “You can have your seat back when you learn to say ‘please.’ Or any words at all.”

"You can have your seat back when you learn to say 'please.' Or any words at all."Instagram

26. Baby’s first box fort, kitten-style.

Baby's first box fort, kitten-style.Instagram

27. “This is the only way to get him to stop crying.”

"This is the only way to get him to stop crying."Pinterest

28. “You like to eat your toys too?!”

"You like to eat your toys too?!"Instagram

(via The Dodo)

At the very least, maybe they can keep the kids entertained long enough to use the bathroom by yourself?

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