It can be hard to find reasons to laugh these days, which is exactly why we need to hold onto the things that bring us levity like grim death.
Parenting tweets are still coming, and sure, maybe they’re a bit darker than usual in places – but they’re still exactly what we need right now.
13. Try to keep up.
Also, it just might be a concern for you…
6-year-old: What if I accidentally used magic and my teddy bear became a real bear and attacked me?
Me: I don't think that's a real concern.
6: Maybe not for you.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 21, 2020
12. They have to learn somehow.
Why not entertain yourself in the process?
My oldest wanted a juice box, so I told him to go pick one out. He came back with a bottle of apple cider vinegar, thinking it was apple juice.
So my question is how horrible of a parent am I that I just went along with it?
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) September 22, 2020
11. There are certainly days that are more patient than others.
But nah, we don’t have time for bulsh%t.
I love that when I’m telling my kids to stop fighting, I say “I’m not in the mood,” like if they tried me on a different day I might be cool with their bullshit.
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) September 21, 2020
10. Never miss a teachable moment.
Especially one that will save them friends one day.
8yo: Your the best teacher I’ve ever had, Mom.
Me: *eyes well with tears* You’re.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) September 23, 2020
9. Sometimes you gotta dig deep.
Positive reinforcement is important, though!
“Wow. I’ve never seen someone get so much yogurt on their neck.”
Follow me for more suggestions on compliments to give your 2 year old.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) September 21, 2020
8. If you wonder why you can’t find any kid’s cups…
Yes, I speak from experience.
Welcome to parenthood. Your refrigerator is now a graveyard of your kids’ half-finished drinks.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) September 21, 2020
7. I’d say this means you’re doing something right.
Enjoy the silence.
My daughter says she’s not mad at me but she did just hug her dad and tell him, “I love you more than anyone” without breaking eye contact with me.
“Have kids,” they said.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) September 19, 2020
6. Every. Single. Day.
That’s how you know they actually are listening.
7: I’m hungry
Me: We have bananas, apples, peaches, grapes and strawberries
7: I’ll take an orange
— Kids_kubed 🇨🇦 (@Kids_kubed) September 20, 2020
5. So creative.
Who knew there were so many reasons to reject food??
“I’m scared. I can’t see the bottom of this.”
— my four year old today, regarding why he didn’t want to eat some fruit cobbler
— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) September 21, 2020
4. She needs to work on her technique.
I fear the teenager she will become.
My daughter is officially pulling this shit! I didn’t do this til I was 13. She’s downstairs with my mom. Told her to not use the dumpling doll for a head next time pic.twitter.com/DvXekXCLpr
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 22, 2020
3. Someday he will learn.
Too late for it to be of any use to you, but…
I told my son we couldn’t afford something and he asked why I didn’t have more money, and I wanted to be like, “You, dude. You are entirely the reason I don’t have more money.”
— The Dad (@thedad) September 19, 2020
2. It’s important to set a good example.
Fruit is fruit!
10 year old: You bought a lot of fruit, mom!
Me *thinking of the gallon of sangria I’m about to make*: Gotta get in your daily servings!
— ThisOneSays (@ThisOneSayz) September 22, 2020
1. They are all of us.
That’s the only way to get through 2020.
I just wanna be naked and eat chocolate
Inspirational words from my 2 yr old in these difficult times
— Not Another Pinterest Mom (@snarkymomtobe) September 19, 2020
Help me, other parents, you’re my only hope!
Which one of these hit you like a ray of sunshine? Or which one made you laugh your butt off?
Tell us in the comments!