For parents, the experience of other parents are endlessly interesting. Are their kids like ours? Different? How do they handle this struggle or that one, and are we doing things at home the best way possible?
While it’s probably not all that helpful to compare ourselves to others, it does feel nice to know we’re not in this crazy life alone – and these 14 tweets by parents totally made my day.
14. I’m stealing this.
My partner is going to love it.
When people say that my son looks just like me, my wife always says “doctors say there’s nothing they can do.”
— The Dad (@thedad) August 22, 2021
13. Seriously, he might want to rethink that.
I’m not punching anybody.
My son has a shirt that says, “my dad can beat up your dad,” and honestly I don’t like the pressure
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) August 25, 2021
12. What better way to prep for the new year?
It’s always good to be prepared.
While other parents are buying pencils & notebooks for back-to-school season, I'm gathering intel on the class mean girls in case my daughter needs to emotionally destroy them
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 26, 2021
11. No worries from me.
This is a trend I can get behind.
My kid asked if he should leave something for the tooth fairy, so I need everyone to back me up that the traditional offering is a bottle of wine
— meghan (@deloisivete) August 26, 2021
10. I have done this?
Have you not?
I used my nightstand as a pillow when my kid crawled into bed with me at 3 a.m., parenting is literally hard, people.
— AparnaRC (@Wordesse) August 23, 2021
9. Everything is a game.
Even when it’s not.
gave the three year old an etch-a-sketch. he played for a few minutes and then declared he almost won.
— mom mom mom mom mom (@notmythirdrodeo) August 26, 2021
8. We still know something you don’t.
It won’t last long, so enjoy it for now.
me: any ideas for dinner?
wife: I don't know…maybe P-I-Z-Z-A?
son: I KNOW YOU'RE SPELLING!
me: sure, or what about T-A-C-O-S?
son: I'M IN KINDERGARTEN NOW! I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!!
me: o podemos ordenar comida china?
son: WHAT WAS THAT??? WE'RE NOT LEARNING THAT!!!
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) August 25, 2021
7. They grow up so fast.
Attitude and all.
when i held my newborn baby girl five years ago i had no clue someday she would stare at me with daggers in her eyes because peanut butter toast to her meant with cold bread and not the warm slice i handed her
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) August 21, 2021
The laundry literally never ends.
Let’s get married and have kids so instead of a lazy Saturday morning we can panic because a sports uniform didn’t get put in the dryer.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 21, 2021
5. No, she can’t.
She probably will one day, though.
three year old saw me getting out of the shower naked and said, “mommy you’re so free!” which is cute but bitch I can’t even shower in peace can’t u see I’m in chains
— Ely Kreimendahl (@ElyKreimendahl) August 23, 2021
4. Sometimes you have to admit defeat.
But don’t let it happen too often or mutiny will occur.
The other day, we went to a fería (a farmer’s market), and our kids refused to eat lunch. My husband and I were frustrated.
“You better get used to eating new foods!” We snapped.
Today, we are trying not to shit our souls out. The kids are fine.
I think we lost this one.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) August 22, 2021
3. I wouldn’t blame them.
But I think they always smell like that.
"Are fish smelly because they fart when they are caught?"
-My 5-year-old, the philosopher
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) August 21, 2021
2. We’re never going to stop.
Sorry not sorry.
Prayers for my teen who has a long, uphill battle overcoming her mom hugging her at the bus stop.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) August 21, 2021
1. Okay Mr. Smartypants.
Let’s all be like this kiddo.
I told my 9yo son the “I can’t operate on him; he’s my son” riddle the other day, and it went like this:
Me: …so how is that poss—
9yo: It’s his mom.
Me: Or his other dad, I guess.
9yo: I don’t get how it’s a riddle.
— Sara Warf (@SaraBWarf) August 22, 2021
I hope you found something to make you laugh in this list!
Tell us in the comments which post was your favorite.