The Kardashian-Jenner clan are one of the most well-known families in the entertainment industry. They are fashion influencers and beauty moguls, and they are open to sharing much of their lives with the public. At a glance, these women and their families have the most exceptional, lavish lives, but even in the Kardashian household, things don’t always go as planned, and these rare (and often hilarious) moments make them incredibly relatable.
For example, letting a toddler get ahold of makeup ensures that there is a good chance of looking like a clown, rather than an A-lister, and sometimes family poses and trips to Disneyland don’t always have the desired outcome. Even birthdays and visits with Santa can end up in tears and tantrums, something that most parents have experienced on more than one occasion.
The Kardashian clan may be some of the most photographed people in the world, but their children do not always adhere to the same rules, and they’re not afraid to make awkward poses, or scream and cry in public (which is probably why the front row of a fashion show is seldom filled with children). Below are 20 Kardashian pictures that show family life can be completely unpredictable.
20 This Is What Happens When You Let A Kid Do Your Makeup
Before Khloé Kardashian became a mom to her daughter, True Thompson, she was an aunt to her brother, Rob’s daughter, Dream, and her sisters' Kourtney and Kim’s children (and even Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, who arrived just months before Khloé gave birth). Khloé is a fun aunt — and she has shown fans this multiple times over the years when she spends time with her nieces and nephews — and it’s lucky she’s such a fun aunt, because otherwise she may have been disappointed in the destruction of her red lipstick.
Khloé clearly allowed Dream to get into her lipstick, and this is what happens when a toddler does your makeup.
19 When Kids Are Really Tired And Emotional, They All Act The Same
As adults, when we are really tired, we can become irrational and emotional. We may snap at each other or simply feel really down because we need to crawl into bed and sleep. So, the same can be expected from children, except they are not always as good at controlling their emotions and their tiredness comes out in the form or tantrums or tears.
According to Irish Mirror, North West acted out (probably because she was tired or bored) while her mom carried her back to the hotel following Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 2 fashion show (yes, this happened on another occasion, years later, too).
18 North Proved That Fashion Shows Are Not Exactly Her Thing (At Least Not When She Was A Toddler)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are both respected in the fashion industry, and their personal style often makes headlines. They are also both influencers in the industry, and many people look to them for inspiration. It would make sense then that their children may one day share their interest in clothing and style (and in the years since this photo was taken, North has topped the lists of best-dressed children), but things don’t always go as planned, and a fashion show is not really the place for a toddler.
In 2015, Kim sat in the front row of Kanye West’s fashion show with Adidas, which debuted during New York Fashion Week, but her daughter was not having it as she started screaming and crying. And the guests seated next to her where Beyoncé and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, which makes the outcome all the more awkward.
17 Poor North Doesn’t Always Like Going On Errands With Her Mama
North West may be one of the most famous celebrity children, and she has been photographed many times. She is also celebrated for her cuteness and her style, and although she appears to share a lot of the same interests as her famous mom, and enjoys spending time with her, sometimes, the outings they go on can be a bit much for her.
According to The Mirror, this photo was taken in 2016, after North accompanied her parents to lunch at Nobu in Malibu, where they joined their friends, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Poor North looks completely exhausted!
16 Family Outings To Disneyland Are Sometimes More For Parents Than For Children
Finding ways to spend time with your children or entertain them can be tough, but a guaranteed fun outing is usually a trip to Disneyland. Or is it? Sometimes, it seems, it’s the parents who have the most fun at Disneyland (because really, there is a kid within all of us that sometimes just needs the right environment to come out). Kourtney Kardashian’s photo serves as a reminder to us of that.
It seems Kourtney took her son, Reign, for a fun-filled adventure, but she was far more interested in the Mickey Mouse mascot than he was, and he chose to keep his distance.
15 Birthdays Aren’t Always The Happiest Of Times, Apparently
The Kardashian-Jenner clan are known to go a bit over-the-top when it comes to planning birthdays, both for themselves and for their kids. They often spend a lot of time organizing the celebration, and even more money, but even with all this effort and hard work, there’s no guaranteeing that the child is going to enjoy their birthday.
For Penelope Disick’s third birthday, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick took her to Disneyland and dressed her up as the character Tinkerbell, who she got to meet. But unfortunately, in most of the photos from the day, little Penelope doesn’t look too happy and appears to have either been in tears moments before or about to cry straight after the photo was taken.
14 And North’s 5th Birthday Didn't Exactly Go As Planned
Again with the birthdays, and the children who do not appear to be enjoying the day of adventure, despite it being dedicated to them. This time it is not Penelope, though, but rather her cousin, North West (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter) who ended up throwing a tantrum on her 5th birthday, Hollywood Life reports.
According to the publication (and the photo), West was carrying his daughter into her party at the Polo Bar in New York City, and she was clearly not looking forward to it. But, at least she looked adorable in her gold kimono-style dress and matching gold shoes.
13 Sometimes Kim Has To Pacify Her Little Ones With Technology
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are dedicated parents, and they have a beautiful little family. Pictured here, the proud parents are walking with two of their children, their eldest daughter, North, and their only son, Saint (they are also parents to a daughter, Chicago). The family has busy lives, but they are often photographed with their children, and sometimes, their children get really bored and need to be pacified with technology, as shown in this image as North clings to an iPad.
Most parents will agree that sometimes the easiest way to keep a child entertained (and quite) even for a little bit, is to hand them something that they can entertain themselves with.
12 Turns Out Not Everyone Loves Santa, And Saint West Is Not A Fan
For many children, Santa Claus is a wonderful man because he is someone who brings them gifts every year if they are well-behaved. He is also someone who they can tell their wishlist to, and then hope that their preferred gift appears underneath the Christmas tree. Sitting on Santa’s lap in a mall is a bit of a tradition for parents and children, and the desired outcome is getting a sweet photo to use as a memory (and maybe some hints as to what to buy your kid for Christmas). But there have been many times when a child has been photographed screaming and crying with Santa, and celebrity children are no exception.
Just ask Saint West, who was clearly not happy when this photo was taken in 2016.
11 Kids Don’t Always Want To Hold Their Parents' Hands (As Kourtney Found Out)
When going about daily errands and outings, it’s important to keep your children close at hand so they don’t run off. This is just as important for celebrity parents, who need to keep their children away from the paparazzi, in addition to the other dangers like moving cars. But what happens when they don’t want to hold your hand? Take this photo as an example, because it seems that Kourtney’s daughter was completely uninterested in holding her mom’s hand and would much rather march independently.
Most parents would have experienced something similar, and are aware of just how tiring a child who doesn’t want to listen (or hold hands) can be.
10 It Can Be Hard To Get Multiple Kids To Look At The Camera At The Same Time (There's No Such Thing As The Perfect Photo)
Family photos are wonderful because they are an opportunity to create memories and something lovely to look back onto, years later. But when you are trying to take a family photo, with multiple people, it can be incredibly hard to get a shot where everyone is actually looking at the camera and not caught in mid-pose or screaming and shouting. This happens with adults, but it’s even more complicated with kids, and although this photo of Khloé Kardashian and her nieces and nephews is adorable, it also shows just how hard (actually, near impossible) it is to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time.
9 Kids Can Get Into The Strangest Of Places (Especially When You Don’t Want Them Too)
Kids can get into the strangest of places. You can leave them unsupervised for a minute (not even) and they would have run off and gotten into something you didn’t want them to have access to. They are also tiny masters when it comes to hiding places, and will crawl into the most unlikely of spots. This photo of Kourtney Kardashian in bed with her children is a perfect example of how kids don’t always like to sit where you want them to because instead of sitting in bed next to his sister, Penelope, her son, Reign, has perched himself at the top of the headboard.
8 Even The Kardashian West Clan Can't Stop Their Kids From Doing Awkward Poses
Earlier, we mentioned that it can be really hard to get multiple children to all look at the camera at the same time, it can be even harder to get them to look into the camera and not make awkward poses (but hey, at least these are moments you can look back on and laugh at because the photo is real, and not staged). Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wanted to take a family photo outside, not long after the arrival of their third child, Chicago, and while the family all look lovely, North decided she wanted to pull a face and strike a pose, and Saint simply decided there was something more interesting off to the side so didn’t bother to look at the camera at all.
7 The Paparazzi Can Get Annoying, And North West Sometimes Has To Speak Her Mind
The Kardashian-Jenner siblings have chosen to live their lives in the public eye, and unlike most celebrities they offer more access into their personal lives by sharing a lot on social media and opening up their homes for their reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The family has built an empire for themselves because of their decision to share, but that doesn’t mean that their children have chosen the same life, and that doesn’t mean that the paparazzi doesn’t annoy the Kardashian-Jenners.
According to Hollywood Life, this photo depicts North West having a tantrum during a trip to New York City. Although we cannot be sure the exact reason why she started screaming, considering how she is surrounded by flashing cameras, it’s not unexpected she would act up.
6 Penelope Disick May Not Be As Vocal, But She Also Tires Of Camera Flashes
North West speaks her mind, or rather, she screams when she’s not happy, and although Penelope Disick may not be as vocal about her disdain for the paparazzi as her cousin, her actions have made it clear that she’s no fan of the camera flashes. And it all gets a bit much for her sometimes. Here, she can be seen walking hand-in-hand with her dad, Scott Disick, and using her free hand to shield her tiny face from the flashes.
She looks exhausted, and probably not enjoying the outing for her dad’s 33rd birthday, which according to Zimbio, he celebrated at Nobu in Malibu, California.
5 This Is What Working With Your Kid Really Looks Like
It’s adorable that Kanye West wanted to take his daughter, North West, into the studio with him, but kids and the workplace are usually not a match made in heaven, and realistically, he was not going to get much work done. Even an outing to somewhere as fun as a music studio doesn’t guarantee a young child’s attention, and it seems North is much more content to swing all over her dad and his chair, than focus on the task at hand.
The good thing is that neither West, nor Kim Kardashian seemed to mind the distraction, and Kardashian shared this photo on her social media with the caption, “Studio time” — we cannot confirm how much work was done in this session.
4 The Kardashians May Always Be Camera-Ready, But Their Children Don’t Follow The Same Rules
It’s hard to find a photo of the Kardashian-Jenner clan not looking great because they are always impeccably groomed and well-dressed (they also have a hair and makeup team on hand, so we can’t feel too bad that our contour isn’t always perfect and our hair not styled). This is also a family who has perfected the art of the selfie, and they understand the importance of the angle and the lighting of a photo on a completely different level to the rest of us. So, while you probably won’t see a photo of Kim Kardashian with a scowl on her face, the same cannot be said for her sweet daughter, North, who was clearly in a mood when this photo was taken. In fact, her mom even captioned the shot with this message: “North is always a mood.”
3 Getting Your Kids To Sit Still (Even In Luxury) Is A Tough Ask
Traveling with children is challenging, and even in the most luxurious modes of transport, it can be hard to get a toddler to sit still, as Kylie Jenner has found out. Jenner shared this photo of her daughter Stormi Webster (whom she shares with boyfriend Travis Scott), and she looks adorable climbing all over the seats.
Although Jenner didn’t mention the difficulty of trying to travel with kids, other celebs have, and one of the most memorable comments about traveling with kids comes from The Bachelor star Sean Lowe, who made a joke on social media about how traveling with kids ruins everything.
2 So, This Happens On Road Trips (Luckily Kourt Had Some Help)
We’ve established that traveling with kids can test a parent’s patience, and that’s when everything goes as planned. It can be even more complicated when you end up breaking down in the middle of a snowstorm, which it seems Kourtney Kardashian has experienced. She shared this photo on social media, which shows her in her car, in the middle of some pretty bad weather, and it appears her car is stuck in the snow.
Luckily for her, she didn’t have to get out and do any of the hard work, because there were other people on hand to help out.
1 When You’re Trying To Pose With Your Son And He’s Not Interested In The Camera At All
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s second child (and only son), Saint West, is super cute. He is also a really nice kid, as Kardashian has previously shared on Ashley Graham’s podcast, Pretty Big Deal (via People). She said, “he’s just the nicest human being on the planet. Today he’s like, ‘Mom, you’re my best friend...' so I tried to get him on video, so I was like, ‘What did you say?’ And he said, ‘I love you so much, Mom.’ I was like, ‘Even better!’” Still, even the nicest human on the planet doesn’t always want to pose for photos with his mama.