Parenting is exhausting – mentally, physically, emotionally, you name it. The level of fatigue can reach torturous levels that take their toll on our relationships, marriages, and careers, and there are definitely days when finding the humor in anything feels like an insurmountable task.
If you’re having one of those days, these 17 tweets are just what the doctor ordered.
#17. Gambling is fun, right?
Just overheard my 2-year-old exclaim “YAY I DID IT” from the other room. What I learn next will either be exhilarating or horrifying.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) February 18, 2018
#16. Don’t even try.
A law degree wouldn't help you win an argument with a toddler that a purple crayon is not green.
— Walking Outside In Slippers (@WalkingOutside) April 27, 2018
#15. Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it, kid.
Just once, I would love to look my kid in the eyes when he gives me a picture he spent a long time coloring, and have the nerve to say, “could you make me another one…that’s not what I wanted,” just so he can get a sense of what it feels like to make him dinner every night.
— Danielle and Farrah (@effinghandbook) August 12, 2018
#14. Take a deep breath…but not TOO deep.
5: daddy can I tell you a secret?
Me: sure thing buddy
5: *grabs my face and whispers* I just pooped and I didn't wash my hands
— DaddyJew (@DaddyJew) June 9, 2015
#13. Just let it happen.
The 3yo insisted on helping me put all the laundry away. It's only taken us 6 hours & 10 minutes & apparently pants go in the fridge now.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) May 11, 2015
#12. They use the term “accident” so loosely.
best part of working from home is having your 5y/o run in while you're on a conference call and cry "I accidentally peed in the wrong place"
— maura quint (@behindyourback) May 9, 2017
#11. Naps are not for mommies! Lol!
I just want to take a nap pic.twitter.com/MVcAQQuzVi
— Megan (@megan__coe) April 24, 2019
#10. Keep the dream alive.
Me: Our kids are finally at an age where we can sleep in on week-
Youth sports: Let me stop you right there.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) July 5, 2018
#9. You learn quickly to curse your own genetics.
My 3-year-old has figured out how to be super annoying without actually misbehaving. How quickly the student becomes the teacher.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) June 15, 2018
#8. Thirty seconds is an eternity.
Left my kids alone in the bathtub for literally 30 seconds only to find one of them eating out of the garbage can and the other eating out of the toilet.
— Jonesy the Canadian Caveman 🇨🇦 (@Jonesy_donkey) November 24, 2018
#7. They’re just so sweet.
5 yr old son: Mommy, I forgot that I shouldn't pick my nose. But it's ok, I put it back in my nose after.
He says while holding my hand.
— Danielle Herzog (@martinisandmini) September 7, 2016
#6. You can work up quite a sweat.
I'm sorry fitness experts, but there is no better strength test than trying to put a coat and pair of shoes on a toddler.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) January 8, 2018
#5. It can always get worse.
Friend: what’s it like having kids?
Me: last week it took my toddler 40 minutes to put on her right sock.
Friend: that’s not so bad.
Me: [grabs his shirt and pulls him close] she’s still trying to put on the left one.
— Oops!…I Dad It Again (@NewDadNotes) December 10, 2018
#4. NO FAIR.
Hey, parents of an only child considering having one more, know that I just split an M&M in half.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) November 7, 2015
#3. It’s important to keep your sense of humor.
I tucked my kids in last night and said, "See you in the morning!" and then we laughed and laughed. Saw them 16 more times before sunrise.
— Ash (an female) ⚪️ (@adult_mom) March 9, 2016
#2. The beginning of a parents’ horror movie.
A lone Sharpie lid: one of the most terrifying things a parent can find pic.twitter.com/RpuNxDbahq
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) July 12, 2018
#1. I hope she included an evil laugh.
i ask my toddler what's in the box she's holding. "chaos!" she replies. "chaos! chaos!" i know she's trying to say "crayons," but it's not like she's wrong.
— rachelle mandik 🕳 (@rachelle_mandik) January 9, 2018
Also, have a drink. Or a brownie. Or both. You deserve it.