Being a parent is no joke, y’all – it’s hard work, and we all deserve a break now and then.
If you haven’t been able to take that trip or even that solo trip to Target in awhile, the next best thing is commiserating with other parents on the internet. For me, that totally involves laughing with other parents about how our lives are so much different than we expected – and tweets like these 12 go a long way toward making that happen!
12. That’s a burn, for sure.
I think this generation will be alright.
My 10yo refers to Facebook as “Nosebook” because my “nose is always in it,” and I think this is what “getting owned by your kid” feels like
— Michael Vogel (@MichaelVogel1) August 14, 2021
11. Wait, that’s not what I mean.
Hello anxiety my old friend.
I was once introduced to a couple at a party. We chatted for a while then their kids came over. I looked at the kids, then looked at the couple and said “omg how did you two have such beautiful children” and that’s why I shouldn’t be allowed to talk to people
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) August 15, 2021
10. Are you sure about that?
Because I’m definitely not.
Somewhere out there, there is a parent who has only had to say something once
— threetimedaddy (@threetimedaddy) August 16, 2021
9. It’s such a hard task.
Before I had kids, I didn't know it was possible to ruin someone's day by saying, "Brush your teeth, please."
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) August 19, 2021
8. Not only dirt.
Basically anything at all except what you’ve made for dinner.
Welcome to parenting. People who actually eat dirt will now criticize your cooking.
— The Nefarious A-Aron (@deeprocktees) August 16, 2021
7. The grass is always greener.
At least now I’m allowed to stay up and watch TV.
ME AS A KID: i wish i was an adult so i could do whatever i want
ME AS AN ADULT: i wish i was a kid so i could do whatever i want
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) August 18, 2021
6. This is it in a nutshell.
You need a break, you miss them when you get one.
As far as I can tell, parenthood is about desperately wanting my newborn to fall asleep so I can look at the 500 adorable photos I took of her that day.
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) August 17, 2021
5. It will last decades.
The memories won’t exactly be sweet, though.
I think it's important to start traditions with your kids when they are young. For example, we do this thing on the weekends where my wife & I cook dinner, then our kids criticize it.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) August 16, 2021
4. Don’t forget the cheese.
That’s a decent life lesson right there.
I asked the kids if there was anything they wanted from the grocery store and the first thing my daughter asked was, “how is our cheese situation”
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) August 19, 2021
3. That would be a totally different conversation in a decade or so.
Not nearly as funny, probably.
My daughter just told me that I'm about to be a grandma. She's 2.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) August 15, 2021
2. A major miscommunication.
That just sounds like a lot of work.
This past weekend I moved to another country, and people are like “omg! So jealous! You live in paradise, now you can relax!” And it’s like I’m sorry there seems to have been some miscommunication I still brought my kids with me so no.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) August 16, 2021
1. Just in the shower?
We find them everywhere in our house.
I wish I loved anything as much as my kids love leaving their Band-Aids in the shower.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) August 17, 2021
See? Parenting can totally be funny through the right lens.
Which of these did you forward to a mom or dad friend? Tell us in the comments!