Look, most parents are trying their best every single day. Or at least, we’re trying every day not to do anything that’s going to mess our kids up for life, at any rate.
Everyone makes mistakes, though, and when your job is 24/7 those mistakes happen pretty often – and if you have kids, you know that certain mess ups are going into the Hall of Shame and you’re never going to be able to forget them.
Once these 13 parents slipped up, they should have known they would never live it down.
13. Siblings are a special brand of he%l.
But we still love them for some reason.
My older brother convinced me to eat a chicken bullion cube by telling me it was a crouton. I can still taste it. It’s been 45 years.
— Jenn R-J (@jennfel) March 4, 2021
12. He might have done it on purpose.
I’m just saying.
When I traveled out of town for work, my little son criticized his dad’s cooking as being “too brown”. Dad stomped off to basement in a huff and preteen daughter found some dinner (and tattled on dad when I returned). To this day, if the poor man cooks, we ask if it’s too brown.
— Rajini Rao (@madamscientist) March 4, 2021
11. She just found her new Twitter bio.
I mean. What an honor.
I made my friend’s young daughter a breakfast burrito but it was too big and she looked up at me and said in a slow, disappointed, little-girl way, “This is the worst breakfast burrito I’ve ever had.”
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) March 4, 2021
10. They’re not taking any chances.
Especially when it comes to fish.
My dad over salted the fish ONCE and now I refuse to eat any fish he cooked
— Jas is ia til sunday 🙁 (@Shes_an_angelll) March 5, 2021
9. At least there are options.
Not good ones, but options.
My dad can cook exactly three things and the all involve toast: peanut butter toast, soft boiled eggs poured into a cup with cut up toast in it, and Mac and cheese with cut up pieces of buttered toast mixed in. Anything other than these three things is some sort of horror show.
— megs is here, live, not a cat (@meg_lo_maniacal) March 5, 2021
8. Everybody is a critic.
That goes double for driving.
When my husband was driving my then-3-year-old niece home, he hit a curb and popped the tire. She’s 6 and still tells him to watch out for the curbs every time he’s heading for his car.
— marginalia therapy (@phdegenerate) March 5, 2021
7. That’s what sticks out in his mind.
They’re like steel traps…when they feel like it.
I keep disposable masks in the car just in case I forget one when I leave the house. I’ve used ONE, about a month into the mandates. Three times a week, my 4 year old asks me on the way to daycare whether I forgot my mask. When I tell him no, he reminds me that I did forget once.
— Robin Sizemore (@RobinSizemoreWV) March 5, 2021
6. All the food belongs to toddlers.
That’s house rules across the board.
My dad ate the last piece of garlic bread about 6 months ago, which I was keeping for my 2 year old. She has not forgotten, and reminds him everytime we have garlic bread.
— Hollie Armstrong (@Hol_Armstrong) March 5, 2021
5. The only time a kid would not want soda.
I mean the ONLY time.
We had an almost empty bottle of Sprite in the fridge, so my mom emptied out my water bottle and replaced it with the leftover Sprite. Went to drink some water right after I was done brushing my teeth. It was not water.
— jae (@jaejiejie) March 5, 2021
4. Never trust your sister.
Rookie mistake (that was probably never repeated).
When I was about 7, my older sister told me consomme soup was just like tea. She watched me put sugar in it. And drink it. Sure, I was stupid, @JewelOWisdom, but you were mean.
— Lorraine Sommerfeld (@TweeetLorraine) March 4, 2021
3. Not the mac and cheese!
You’d think it would be impossible to mess up, and yet…
I will never forget what my dad did, it has to be over 15 years ago. I was so hungry and made some Mac and cheese. I salted the water. My dad added more. So much that it was inedible in the end. I made the last box, put it on a table. That then broke, sending the Mac tumbling.
— Teal (@TealCherryBomb) March 4, 2021
2. Those kind of trust issues run deep.
But it’s hard not to forgive cheese.
I buy little cheese triangles for my daughter and myself. Spicy for me, and garlic for her. I accidentally gave her a spicy cheese once for snack, and now our family trust issues revolve solely around foil wrapped cheese.
— Daniel Griffin (@HC_Exvangelical) March 7, 2021
1. I mean. I’m not sure he’s wrong.
I’m just saying.
This reminds me of the time I dared make quesadillas for dinner on “Taco Tuesday” and was told by Mr. 4 that they don’t count and I had to make him something else.
— Dr. Kristin Briney (@KristinBriney) March 4, 2021
Aren’t families just the best, y’all? Ha!
What petty injury are your kids holding over your head? Share it with us down in the comments!