Kids are a handful. And to have six of them, we can only imagine, would be quite a challenge.

The Facebook post in question came from mother of six Meghan Maza Oeser, who went on holidays last week. She left a list of instructions with her husband on how to keep the peace and the post has gone viral over the last few days.

The father had not been left alone with the children for a number of years and Meghan warns him that lunchtime ‘can easily be mistaken for pure HELL, with Satan coming off as a My Little Pony in comparison.’

She describes dinner as such: 'Dinner will suck. Bailey will want pizza, while Harper will ask for hotdogs. Quinn will cry when you say the word hotdog, and will insist on Mac n cheese (but not the orange kind or the white kind, but the purple kind). We'll be fresh out of the purple kind, so she'll then ask for toast. You'll already have started making mac n cheese for Penny, but since she heard Quinn ask for toast, she'll also want that toast. You'll end up tossing the Mac n cheese because Bailey got the stomach flu 5 years ago after eating the orange kind, and Harper prefers the white kind. You'll also forget about Harper because her friend Lily "unexpectedly" stopped by, so they went ripsticking down the street. Everyone will eat cereal for dinner, and Lily will come inside for a bandaid.'

As for bedtime? 'Good. Fucking. Luck, buddy.'

The letter has been shared by thousands and it’s easy to see why.

Read it in full here: