Parenting is a lot of things, every single day, and sometimes it’s all of those things at the same time – horrifying and hilarious, terrifying and sweet, etc.
These posts are for the times you can’t help but laugh, whether your child is intentionally trying to crack you up, they’ve said something they had no idea was hilarious, or you really shouldn’t be laughing because you’ll have to pay for it later.
But this time it’s not your kids, so free to chuckle it up.
11. That’s not where Pooh comes from.
Have fun with that backpedal.
My son asked me
"Where does poo come from?"
I was a little uncomfortable but gave him an honest explanation.
He looked a little perplexed, and stared at me in stunned silence for a few seconds and asked, "And Tigger?"
— Zack Riley 🇦🇺 (@ColdHeart_Prj) January 2, 2020
10. Hey, they’re entertaining themselves.
That’s called a win, my friend. Especially if you have headphones.
My 2 year old and 4 year old have been communicating via walkie talkie for twenty minutes. They're in the same room. The walkie talkies have no batteries. Over.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) October 3, 2020
9. Honestly who doesn’t love that?
I’m picturing a tiny Larry David and it’s delightful.
My dad has been doing a huge amount of childcare for us in quarantine so I’m delighted to announce my 1-year old baby gestures and shrugs like a 64-year old Jewish man.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) October 4, 2020
8. She wins the game.
And not only because she gets to wear pajamas.
Lost my temper with my daughter because she wouldn't get dressed, and told her she couldn't come downstairs until she'd changed out of her pyjamas. She's just changed into ANOTHER PAIR OF PYJAMAS.
— Dara O'Reilly (@Dara_bhur_gCara) May 17, 2020
7. A 3yo can best anyone.
And they will, frequently.
Hypnotist: [crying in a corner] why aren’t you getting sleepy!?
3 year old: I’m thirsty
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) October 12, 2020
6. A proper threat is worth its weight in gold.
You didn’t even have to think this one up yourself!
me: *turns to face son in the back seat* you have until sunday to get your shit together boy pic.twitter.com/xglXSlRUL4
— Uncle Duke (@UncleDuke1969) October 7, 2020
5. Also how much we want to hear them count.
Or “watch this!’
Kids really overestimate how much parents want to guess things.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) October 17, 2020
4. They know it, too.
That’s the only issue.
If I learned just one thing as a parent, it’s that by the 3rd kid they can be juggling samurai swords and hand grenades and you won’t care as long as they’re doing it quietly.
— bacon popsicle 🔇 (@Gupton68) October 18, 2020
3. That’s a kid who knows what he wants.
Which is great, unless you live with him.
My son lost his tooth yesterday and I go to his room last night to grab the tooth in exchange for some $$$… And this is the message he wrote… 😒😒😒 with full on instructions 🤦🏾♂️🙄🤣 pic.twitter.com/jiMm5y9UF9
— Chef Lauren (@ChefLaurenW) July 2, 2020
2. Why would you share this picture?!
Now we’re all going to be getting even less sleep.
My son has a Thomas the Train bed and now I’ll never sleep again pic.twitter.com/ilvjY4LERs
— Nathan Thomas (@isosmrt) July 18, 2020
1. This totally cracked me up.
Said every kid ever, right?
We’ve been getting a meal kit service and 9yo has been gamely trying all of it, but the other day it was salmon, which I knew he’d never eat, so I made him chicken fingers from frozen instead. He was like “WOW, is this hello fresh? This is INCREDIBLE.”
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) June 11, 2020
Kids are amazing, aren’t they?
It’s like they know the key to staying alive is making us laugh.