Let’s be honest for a moment, fellow parents, shall we?
Sometimes, the only way we’re getting through the days is to keep it real, y’all – even when it’s awful and awkward and messy. Maybe especially when it’s those things, because if you look hard enough, those moments are also funny.
If you look at them right.
That’s exactly what these 12 parents are doing, and bless their hearts, too!
12. There is no good reason.
Tacos for everyone!
My daughter asked why she can’t eat tacos every day and honestly, I’d have an easier time explaining where babies come from.
— Rhyming Mama (@sarabellab123) April 6, 2021
11. Why are kids like this?
Also, why are husbands like this?
The way my kids use toothpaste they’ll never have a cavity in their bathroom sink
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) March 8, 2021
10. If this ain’t the truth.
It’s good to me mommy sometimes. But not all of the time.
KID: that’s not how mommy does it
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) March 25, 2021
9. There’s no better way to thank you mother.
Fries are love people. Fries are love.
my four year old just asked me to eat the rest of her fries and i wept for suddenly the pain of childbirth was erased
— That Mom Tho 🏳️🌈 (@mom_tho) April 8, 2021
8. Just go ahead and be grateful you’re still ignorant.
As long as you choose to be, at any rate.
My son washed his own bedding last night so I’m torn between being thrilled and mortified as to why he washed his own bedding.
— Sweet Momissa (@sweetmomissa) April 8, 2021
7. He’s been taught well.
He’s ready for the world now, honestly.
Me: How’s your foot, buddy?
4: It still hurts.
Me: What would help?
4: Maybe donuts? We need to try or we won’t know.
This kid gets it.
— Momsense Ensues (@momsense_ensues) March 28, 2021
6. She is wise, this wee one.
The preschoolers know things innately. Like that pie is life.
Offered my daughter an apple and instead of just answering she said “cows make milk, bees make honey and apples make pies” like she was citing from some kind of Preschool Oracle.
— NicholasG (@Dad_At_Law) April 5, 2021
5. He’s so close.
Maybe to becoming a vegetarian.
“Dad isn’t it weird that the word chicken can mean an animal or a type of food?”
– my kid, on the verge of making a horrific realization
— Average Dad (@Average_Dad1) March 29, 2021
4. It was really the best option.
Just don’t make it a habit. Or do, what do I care?
I told my son he can’t have chocolate for breakfast. After 5 minutes of crying and screaming, we compromised and both had chocolate for breakfast.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) April 7, 2021
3. This girl is going places.
It takes some people decades to figure out how to say this.
I asked my 6yo “aren’t you gonna help me plant flowers” and she said “oh mommy I would love to do that except that I don’t want to”
— Lil Bit 🌈 (@LizerReal) April 5, 2021
2. Girlfriend, never lose that passion.
But salads are also delicious sometimes.
10-year-old: Why do people eat salads?
Me: They want to be healthy. Do you want to try one?
10: No, I want to be happy.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 25, 2021
1. He knew it was coming.
It ’tis the way of the world.
5-year-old: Dad, you're cool.
Me: What do you want?
Me: Well, thanks.
5: Can I have ice cream?
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 16, 2021
I need parent friends like these in my life.
What do you look for in mom and/or dad friends? Tell us about it in the comments!