Are you worn out and using coffee to blindly stumble through your day? Do your nerves feel raw after being plucked all day by your toddler? Do you know way more than you ever wanted to about Fortnite (or in my case, Sonic the Hedgehog)?
If so, you’re exactly who needs to be reading this post, because these 10 parents know exactly how you feel – and personally, knowing I’m not alone actually makes me feel better.
Because just like joy is better when it’s shared, we all know that misery loves company.
10. It’s a survival skill.
Or at least a skill that’s bound to drive their mothers bonkers.
Babies recognize their mothers' voices in the womb so they can selectively block it when they're older.
— AparnaRC (@Wordesse) September 7, 2021
9. This cracks me up so hard.
Even as a mom who did the very same thing the first time around.
First time parents in Facebook groups be like:
“Looking for fun fall places to take my 3 month old.”
Just put her in the stroller and go for a walk Linda. She’s 3 months old. She literally doesn’t give AF about anything but getting fed.
— Mom Like That (@momlikethatpod) September 19, 2021
8. I have to think he might have liked this.
I would love it if someone thought I was a ninja.
Took my kids to church for the first time and my daughter asked who the ninja was. It was the priest.
— Mom Jeans (@momjeansplease) September 4, 2021
7. Sounds fun, right?
At least we can drink this time around.
Let’s get married and have kids so instead of relaxing during weeknights we can go to seven practices and relearn algebra.
— NicholasG (@Dad_At_Law) September 14, 2021
6. You don’t want to be seen.
Once you’re there, someone is going to want attention.
I caught my 9-year-old helping my 5-year-old with her math homework.
When they noticed I was watching, they started fighting.
Have to keep up appearances.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 13, 2021
5. At least they play together.
Not without fighting, though.
Having more than one kid is awesome because you figure out all these great tricks to raise the first kid, and then none of them work for the second.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) September 22, 2021
4. Their parents are doing something right.
Embarrassing your teen is part of the job description.
OMG I hope no one finds out I have a family.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 7, 2021
3. The ability to improvise is necessary.
We should honestly be able to put it on a resume.
The parenting books didn’t warn me that someday I’d find myself at the playground wiping my kid’s bottom with a McDonald’s cheeseburger wrapper, yet here we are
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) September 13, 2021
2. I have made that exact face.
They never learn, though.
when you've just gotten the kids to sleep and your spouse comes crashing into the room pic.twitter.com/G3H1J0Esfd
— Lil Bit 🌈 (@LizerReal) September 23, 2021
1. Sure to be a hit with their dad.
Because he is a child as well.
9 wrote a song called “My Mummy Has A Squishy Tummy” and he’s singing it while his brother and sister play harmonica and bongos and I seem to have unlocked an ultimate level of parenting hell
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) September 14, 2021
Parenthood is one huge contradiction after another, I swear!
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