I have no idea how people parented before the internet. How did they know when to call Poison Control? How did they know how to get crayon out of the carpet? How did they know they weren’t the only people on the block with insane questions like those every day of the week?

I assume they had like, actual communities of other, more experienced parents to ask but I mean. The internet doesn’t judge, so I still feel like it’s a better option.

Since I know we all have random and wild questions, here are 16 I’m sure will make you laugh – or maybe warn you of what’s to come.

16. Just give up now.

They cannot be exorcised.

15. I’ve had to Google whether it’s ok for the dog to eat slime.

Our poor dogs. They’re the real heroes.

14. What will the youths think of next.

It’s always another kid.

13. This is where Alexa comes in handy.

Ours is long suffering.

12. Some days are just like that.

You can’t, which is good. You’ll feel differently later.

11. Just buy the velcro ones.

This is a protip. Trust me on this.

10. I vote for winter.

There’s nowhere to throw them and you can’t hose them down.

9. The answer to the first one is “why.”

The answer to the second one is “probably not on purpose.”

8. Panicked parents everywhere.

I was not meant to be a teacher. At all.

7. It will happen sooner or later.

Probably too late for my eye-circles and gray hair, though.

6. Magic Erasers, my friend.

They are the answer to everything.

5. No one said it was going to be easy.

Thank goodness it was only a fish.

4. This is your chance to get creative!

You can spin anything to a positive with enough wine.

3. Asking the important questions.

Tell me what experienced neighborhood parent would have been able to answer this one.

2. At some point you just throw it out.

Because it’s just not worth it.

1. I like this woman.

She’s my new role model for when my kids get a bit older.


I’ve Googled some of these, and I’m sure the rest are only a matter of time.

What’s the one thing you can’t believe you actually had to ask since having kids? Share it with us in the comments!