Jennifer Garner Is the Most Relatable Mom on the Internet - and Here's Proof

From selling Thin Mints to getting hilarious notes from her kids, Jennifer Garner is basically our mom, too

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Remember when your mom would hang your artwork on the fridge? Well, Garner shares her kid's art on Instagram. After Garner's daughter Seraphina showed off her artistic side, creating an Etch A Sketch portrait of her famous mom, Garner shared a snapshot of it on Instagram.

"Mom: A Portrait, by a tween (who is very ready for spring break.)," Garner captioned the post.

We're no art critics, but we gotta say it's actually pretty impressive ...

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Ah, the great debate: Which child is your favorite? After getting a note from one of her kiddos that read, "P.S. I know I'm your favorite," Garner took to social media to share, "As my mom always says, my favorite is the one I'm with."

Good tactic, Jen!

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Garner shared a relatable note from one of her kids that read, "Mom why can't I ever do what I want to mom?"

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Like any good "fifth grade room mom," Garner volunteered to teach her daughter's class "Genteel Refinement to close their unit on Colonial history."

In a hilarious Instagram video, Garner dresses in costume and teaches the class how to use a fan and, TBH, we would take a class from her any day!

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Jennifer Garner/Instagram; Getty Images

Garner's son, Samuel, is paying his mom back for all that she does for him ... literally. The actress and mom of three got a check from her youngest child, written out to the amount of $168.42, which Sam wrote was for "being my mama."

Garner captioned a photo of the payment, "Apparently, birthing and raising someone is valued at $168.42. I guess I should keep my day job. 😂"

She joked in the hashtags that "I would be his mama for free," before adding, "oh wait I already am."

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

When her kids went back to school, she ended up catching a cold because, as we all know, children can be little germ factories. She captioned this photo, "Back to 🙊'n school. 😣🤧😂
#comeandgetit #youknowyouwantit."

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

Her school drop-off routine doesn't always go exactly to plan. In fact, in this case, Jen's wet hair, slippers, a cup of coffee and a robe served as her drop-off uniform.

She wrote of this epic mom moment: "She barely made the bus on time, but at least her mother kept it classy. 🙌🏻🌟👵🏻."

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

When she did her best to "camp" with her kids, she was in dire need of coffee. She captioned this sleeping bag snap, "Backyard campout. Kids still sleeping. Sprinklers. 😑 #👵🏼👵🏼👵🏼 #whencanihavecoffee"

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

Moms are tired, y'all, as Jen proved with these six sleepy photos.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

Thankfully, she has a well-documented ability to nap on command.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

She was at her best when she stood outside of a grocery store to help her kids sell their Girl Scout cookies.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

When she dressed up for Samuel's birthday, she didn't exactly get the response she was aiming for.

"Well, guess what. It turns out 7 is the age my kid stops thinking it's cool when I dress up for the party. #youngestchild #firsteyeroll🙄," she captioned this photo of herself looking ecstatic.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

She proved she could juggle anything and everything her kids throw at her. Literally.

"Every single time I get out of the car. 💯 . How? Why? 😩🤣 ❤️," she asked Instagram, adding the hashtags: "#notstaged #notaproblem #ivegotit #iknowyoufeelme."

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

She makes mistakes sometimes. Like the time she tried kayaking with Violet in Sweden, only to get them lost.

But she's not trying to hide her mom-stake (that's a mistake by a mom, FYI). She wrote about the trip on Instagram, "On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest...Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I'm afraid so. 😬 Did we have to be rescued? Yup."

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

She got a jump start on her Christmas wrapping ... in August.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

She gets sweet "love notes" from her kids. Like this one, from Seraphina.

"Is this a nine year old burn? Or the ultimate compliment? #funkillingmom 🙋🏻‍♀️ #illtakealovenotehoweveritcomes," Garner said of the note.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

Her kids take up the whole calendar. No, really, Jen is booked for August. She has *checks planner* "FART!"

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

It's a common occurrence for her to find little notes from her kids. Her son, Samuel, has flatulence on the brain apparently.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

And other times, she gets very sweet notes.

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Jennifer Garner's Relatable Mom Moments
Jennifer Garner/ Instagram

Like this sweet craft made by one of her kiddos. Garner expressed gratitude for summer camp activities when she captioned this post, "For scraped knees, and trees climbed, for hearing 'You've Got a Friend' from the bathtub, for rosy cheeks and easy bedtimes, for nicknames and friendship bracelets taped to the back of anything standing. For dirty limbs and popsicle smiles, for role model counselors-soul protectors, for camp directors who deserve all the showers and all the winter to recover. For crafts that come home saying, 'mama.' Thank you, summer camp. ⛺️🌞🤸🏼‍♂️❤️"

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