Here’s the thing about parenting: it just keeps coming at you, day after day, relentless and unpredictable. Most days are normal, and while some stand out as great, others are definitely the opposite of that.
But I say that no matter what sort of day you’re having, hearing from other parents going through a similar stage in life is a pick-me-up – which is exactly why we’re sharing these 11 tweets with you today.
11. I have to think he would love this.
At least he’s still known for something.
We are watching Space Jam for the second time in two days. My daughter is obsessed with Michael Jordan, he is her favorite comedy actor.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 6, 2021
10. One of many charming facets.
And my charming I mean painful and unique.
I recommend pregnancy for anybody who wants to get kicked in the ribs by a nude stranger that weighs between 1 and 10 lbs
— Erin And A Half Ryan (@morninggloria) July 7, 2021
9. That’s a pro-tip right there.
I’m definitely going to steal it.
When my kids were younger, I told them that the candy at the checkout counter was fake. Then we would laugh at the people buying "fake candy."
— KJ (@IDontSpeakWhine) July 8, 2021
8. No questions asked.
Because no other answers matter anyway.
The craziest thing about being a mom is how we’ll make friends with anyone who lives near us and has kids the same age. You just killed a lady and turned her hair into a wig for your grandma? No thanks. Wait, did you say your kid is 3? Mine too! Come for dinner on Friday at 5:00?
— Anna (@AnnaDoesntWant2) July 3, 2021
7. No, your husband won’t see it either.
Don’t ask me why.
Newton's little known 4th law – an object dropped on the floor by a child will remain there as though invisible until moved by a mom.
— AparnaRC (@Wordesse) July 5, 2021
6. It could be any number of things.
If you have pets, double the options.
Welcome to parenthood. You just stepped in a puddle. Inside your house.
— NicholasG (@Dad_At_Law) July 7, 2021
5. Why not both?
We could use more of those people in the world.
My 3 year old is playing laser tag with her cousins but all she's doing is yelling "STOP SHOOTING ME AND LET'S TALK ABOUT IT!" and I can't tell if she's a pacifist or a strategist.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) July 6, 2021
4. We’re all out of shape.
It’s required to be in the cool parents’ club, I tell myself.
If weed is performance enhancing then why the hell am I laying on the ground, out of breath & covered in Cheetos dust after 5 minutes of playing tag with my kids?
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) July 4, 2021
3. Hahaha why is this so true?
Dads everywhere are feeling called out for sure.
“This is the grand finale.”
– dads every 3 minutes during fireworks
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) July 5, 2021
2. That’s before you clean out their room.
No telling how much silverware you’ll find in there.
The reason they call it an “empty nest” is the day after your kids leave you find 18 years worth of charging cables in a single giant wad.
— cap’n watsisname (@capnwatsisname) July 7, 2021
1. That lady needs grace.
Whether she’s you or someone else.
Shoutout to the frenzied mom picking up pizza in her winter socks and Adidas slides. I feel you, I see you…oh shit, that’s my reflection in the restaurant door.
— Marissa 💚🍃💛 (@michimama75) July 7, 2021
Ahhh, y’all. It’s a crazy life, but we love it.
Most days, anyway.