I would guess that a majority of parents are out there every day doing the best they can for their kids, and not only that, they actually enjoy being parents, too.
That doesn’t mean the days or (long) nights are easy, though, or that sometimes we don’t feel like we’re about to lose our minds – or that we can’t still laugh while acknowledging some totally brutal truths like these 12.
12. And then acting disappointed to boot.
Also hoping the kid who’s going to cry if he loses wins.
Playing board games with your kids and deliberately trying to lose so it ends quicker is a parenting art form
— threetimedaddy (@threetimedaddy) October 7, 2021
11. There’s just no break.
Although we still do enforce “rest time” in our house.
when your kids no longer take naps, that's when you've unlocked the next circle of hell.
— Dadman Walking (@dadmann_walking) October 18, 2021
10. Or up their nostrils.
Or my favorite, the dog’s butt.
I let my toddler play with my phone today so now everything is in Spanish and I have 273 pictures of her left hand
— Lottie-pop 🍭 (@Lottie_Poppie) October 7, 2021
9. Well that can be romantic, too.
Just lock the door for 15 minutes and let them fend for themselves.
Let’s get married and have kids so instead of date night we can fight with tiny people over bedtime and then fall asleep binge watching Netflix.
— NicholasG (@Dad_At_Law) October 17, 2021
8. Time to buy the sticks.
Just to mess with her.
I want those snacks that have 2 eyes and a scary mouth
-my 3 yo, describing pretzels
— meghan (@deloisivete) October 5, 2021
7. Literally everything.
And for some reason you’re not afraid to sniff it.
Welcome to parenting everything is wet and sticky
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) October 19, 2021
6. She didn’t even bother with “asking for a friend.”
Although we are our own best friends.
ok what if you’re in the school pickup line and you see a woman eating from a charcuterie board in her car, would you judge me?
i mean her would you judge her
— Kiss my Fat Ash🍑 (@Tobi_Is_Fab) October 7, 2021
5. Followed closely by finding just a Sharpie lid.
They are little horror shows, aren’t they?
This Halloween I’m going as the scariest thing I can imagine :
A 4yr old holding a Sharpie
— Laura is Such a Mom (@WrightVtlala) October 19, 2021
4. It can be hard to get mad at them.
It’s kind of like getting angry with yourself.
My daughter forgot her gym uniform at home. When I arrived at her school to drop it off, I realized I also forgot the uniform.
I see where she gets it from.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) October 5, 2021
3. Anything can be a good deal if it gets you out of there.
There comes a moment when you’ve just got to go.
I’m at a pumpkin patch with my family, is $48 a good deal for a pumpkin?
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) October 2, 2021
2. We’re living in a haunted house.
And there’s no way out.
Why would I pay for a haunted house when I can wake up to my kid silently standing by my bed at 3 AM.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) October 10, 2021
1. She’s not wrong.
Kind of makes you wonder why we bother.
*Kidzbop song plays*
my 4yo: they were 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 to say "fuck"
— Lil Bit 🌈 (@LizerReal) October 6, 2021
Hey, you – no matter tough today was, you made it through. You can do it again tomorrow!
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