There are some experiences that are the same for parents across the board, but there are plenty more that are colored by whether your kids call you “Mom” or “Dad.” We just see things differently, and our kids see us differently, and somehow it all works out for everyone in the end.
If you’re curious what life looks at through dad’s eyes, here are 14 hilarious tweets from fathers who are in it up to their necks.
14. It only works for dads.
I know, I’ve tried it.
Unlocked the next level of being a dad, by removing and putting back the same batteries to get a dead remote working
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) January 26, 2021
13. I honestly fail to see the problem.
Except for the toothbrush part, I guess.
I’m not saying that asking your kids to clean will always make things worse, but I asked my 4yo to clean his muddy shoes and found him standing naked in a full bathtub polishing them with his toothbrush
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) January 26, 2021
12. Honestly, why bother asking?
There’s no good answer.
Sometimes parenting means asking the tough questions like "why is there a rock in the refrigerator?"
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) February 3, 2021
11. You’ve gotta take your naps where you can get them.
Even if it’s five minutes at a time.
I've convinced my kids that they can hypnotize me to fall asleep when I'm chasing them and it's their new favorite game. I'll literally lay down for a 10-minute nap in the hallway and they won't bug me because it "breaks their spell." It's my greatest win as a parent thus far.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) January 27, 2021
10. That took a turn.
No one wants to hear any sort of noise from their parents’ room.
My son told me he came downstairs after we tucked him in last night and he heard "gorilla sounds" coming from our bedroom. I never thought we'd have 'the talk' this soon, but I sat him down and told him about irritable bowel syndrome.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) February 3, 2021
9. I mean it’s decent advice.
That we’ve figured out ourselves years ago, but still.
Not sure where I’d be today if not for all the timely and relevant advice from my 5yo. This morning she woke me to let me know not to bite into hamburgers when they are too hot.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) January 30, 2021
8. It’s hard to be better than a cat.
Even for a little while, so well done.
My son got mad at me and lashed out, then later apologized and said he didn’t mean it and that I was his best friend. My heart nearly exploded, I had tears in my eyes as he said it. Then like half an hour later he said the cat was his best friend so I guess it’s whatever.
— The Dad (@thedad) January 31, 2021
7. This is just classic.
And good job writing!
Our kids’ hide and seek game has elevated to another level today. pic.twitter.com/furfRDtKKs
— Nick Sumida (@nsumida) January 25, 2021
6. They say it with such relish.
I’m kind of jealous, honestly.
Nobody is more drunk with power than a 5-year-old telling you to “go fish.”
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) January 18, 2021
5. He’s learned how to work things to his advantage.
You’ve gotta respect that.
My 4yo refused to let me try a bite of his hamburger and when I asked why he looks me dead in the eyes and without a trace of irony says “coronavirus”
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) January 27, 2021
4. At least it doesn’t smell.
Most of the time.
My five year old was watching the snowfall and said, snow is just cloud poop
I’ll never be able to make snow angels again
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) February 2, 2021
3. That’s true of everyone, I think.
But also wouldn’t it be beautiful if someone else had to answer the questions for a day?
My daughter just said “if I could talk to animals I would have so many questions” and I know this to be true because that’s literally all she does
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) January 26, 2021
2. That’s pretty gross.
Also, their house is definitely haunted now.
7 found a tooth in some used legos they bought at an estate sale and he put it UNDER HIS PILLOW to try to get money from the tooth fairy and there are so many issues with this entire story I don't know if I can keep him anymore.
— Dadman Walking (@dadmann_walking) January 30, 2021
1. Sweet summer child.
Only one of these things can literally tear families apart.
Inventor of the Ouija Board: I have created the most evil family game ever
Inventor of Monopoly: oh, child
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) February 2, 2021
Good dads are the absolute best – there’s nothing like them!
What’s your favorite tweet of this bunch? Tell us down in the comments.