Nobody ever tells you just how hard being a parent really is. Sometime you wonder if parenting is fun at all. So how much of parenting is fun, and how much is hard work?

A new survey from the Daily Mail asked parents that question, and the majority said it's about a 50/50 split . . . which seems pretty generous.  I'll defiantly admit that I have fun with my kids but I'm not sure 50% of the time is fun. It seems like the stress and hard work should out way the fun.

According to the survey, your kids are the most fun at five years of age.  At five kids can finally communicate well, and it's also when they start developing a sense of humor.

Your kids make you the most stressed at age 10, 11 and 12. This is when your kids start to rebel and school becomes difficult.