One of the truest things about parenting across the board is how lonely life with kids can feel, especially when those kiddos are small. Once they start to make friends and play sports, you also start to make friends, and to realize that this whole time, others have been navigating the same brave new world.
If you’re looking for some of that sort of comfort today – along with a laugh – we’ve got 12 posts that should fix you right up.
12. Her kids wait until the middle?
I wonder how she got them to do that…
*Middle of dinner*
My kid: Can I have a snack?
— Real Life Mommy (@reallifemommy3) April 5, 2021
11. You don’t need to hire a private eye.
There are perks to kids being so dumb.
Me: has someone been playing games on my phone?
My kids: not us!
My phone: pic.twitter.com/qpXSs7Olir
— Sweet Momissa (@sweetmomissa) April 6, 2021
10. He could definitely sell that concept.
Except I think the makers of Cocoa Krispies might have beaten him to it.
My 3-year-old called his ice cream chocolate soup & now he's going to be my life coach
— A Bearer Of Dad News🇬🇾 (@HomeWithPeanut) March 29, 2021
9. He’s not wrong.
Raising that boy right.
I just clomped down the stairs loudly because of my heels and my son said, “Oh somebody gonna be in trouble today. She’s wearing the mean shoes.”
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) April 8, 2021
8. Truer words.
Of course, clumsy adults already have this practice down.
If you don’t keep a huge stockpile of drive-thru napkins in your car, are you even a dad?
— fully-vacci Nate d ☕️ 🧙♂️ (@perlhack) April 5, 2021
7. He’s about to find out how hilarious it is to use a mop.
That’ll teach him. But not about April Fool’s Day.
Someone taught my 4 year old about April Fool’s Day and his idea of a trick was to dump a bowl of cornflakes on the floor and laugh at me
— threetimedaddy (@threetimedaddy) April 1, 2021
6. Hit ’em where it hurts.
They need to know that you’re serious.
I told my preteen I was gonna tell all her friends that she secretly loves side parts and skinny jeans and now she’s doing her chores without complaining
— Maryfairyboberry🧚🏻♀️ (@maryfairybobrry) April 7, 2021
5. He’s been paying attention.
A rare quality in a male.
I asked my son to bring me my glass of wine. He brought me the entire bottle and it’s like, FINALLY, someone who actually listens to me.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) April 7, 2021
4. No one expected that.
But they probably should have.
Went to pay for my Starbucks in the drive-thru & the barista said “the handsome man behind you is going to pay for yours!” I look back & say “oh! that’s my husband!”
She said “that’s so sweet! You’re lucky!” & then my son hollered “yeah you don’t live with him!”
Kids are fun.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) March 29, 2021
3. So much laundry.
They tell you, but you don’t really understand.
I’m sad that no one will publish my children’s book, “You Don’t Need to Use Five Fucking Towels a Day.”
— Burning Mom (@MomOnFire) April 1, 2021
2. Absolutely terrifying.
Just by existing. Wild.
5: Am I scary?
Me: You have no idea.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 6, 2021
1. Or possibly stop lights.
Bless his heart.
My 10 year old just told me that he is “simply a soul inhabiting a mobile meat vessel” and now I’m thinking I should start asking him to identify pictures of crosswalks.
— Rachy Rach (@riot4rach) March 31, 2021
I’m feeling like I want to toast all of these parents, preferably with a cocktail on someone’s patio.
What was the best way for you to make friends with other parents? Tell us in the comments!