If you’re having any kind of parenting day other than an amazingly easy one (in which case, please carry on), it never hurts to read through some funny takes on how other parents are managing to make it through.
These 16 parents are being put through the wringer, same as the rest of us, but they’re letting us all laugh at them along the way – and that, my friends, is a gift you don’t want to give back.
16. It’s going to be a long night.
No way around it.
nothing more horrifying as a parent to see a child that has fallen asleep at five pm
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) January 13, 2021
15. Now that this thought is in my head, I’m disappointed, too.
That would be pretty fun, not gonna lie.
My kid thought that “swearing in” meant Joe Biden was going to stand at a podium on Wednesday and reel off all the curse words he knows. He’s understandably a little disappointed now.
— Mary McCoy (@MaryElMcCoy) January 19, 2021
14. They’re a phenomenon, really.
This is a great answer.
My kid asked where babies come from and I said everywhere, man, they’re worldwide.
— cap’n watsisname (@capnwatsisname) January 19, 2021
13. When a two-year-old is worried, you know it’s bad.
Also, never trust a five year old.
12. You’ve gotta do your part.
It’s what family does.
There was 15 Oreo cookies left, so to give each of my 4 children the same, I was forced to eat 11 of them.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 7, 2021
11. You’ve gotta get back on the horse.
Even if that means eating more carrots.
Whenever I get discouraged and want to quit something, I remember the words of my then 3 year-old after she puked carrots all over the living room floor: "I'm gonna need more carrots."
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 18, 2021
10. I think you just answered your own question.
It’s never, obviously.
The 8yo disrupted my sleep again, so I texted my mom at 2AM to ask when it stops.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) January 2, 2021
9. I mean one grilled cheese is never enough.
So she really only has herself to blame.
I just made my daughter a grilled cheese and her response was “this is perfect, I bet you can’t do it twice” so yes, she knows how to play the game
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) January 14, 2021
8. It’s really not.
But it would have been funny to let him do it, anyway.
7. What are daughters for?
She’s gonna make you pay for that one day.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted bangs or not so I cut bangs for my daughter and she looks awful. Dodged a bullet there.
— Mom Jeans (@momjeansplease) January 14, 2021
6. Why would you?
The world will do that for you someday.
My 9yo just told me:
Thank you, Catherine Obvious.
I’m not correcting her.
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) January 12, 2021
5. At least someone gets it.
Another woman is going to be very happy some day.
Me: I thought you said you were taking these boxes to the garage
My Husband: Yeah, at some point
Our 7 YO, from the other room: That means she wants you to do it now!
— Not the Nanny (@not_thenanny) January 13, 2021
4. Spoiler Alert: it is not going to be cool.
No. Not ever. Not once.
kids: wanna see something cool? just wait one second. trust me, it's going to be really cool. hold on. just a minute…you're going to love it. it's really cool, trust me. ok, are you ready? one second, I'm almost ready. this is going to be so cool.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) January 21, 2021
3. A glimpse into my future at the old person’s home.
God willing, of course.
The toddler took off his pants, opened the patio door, and threw them outside shouting “no!”
May we all live this boldly.
— Eric Smith (@ericsmithrocks) January 12, 2021
2. Only five minutes?
That kid needs to learn some grit.
I just told the 4yr old to lick her elbow and bought myself five minutes of quiet.
— mom mom mom mom mom (@notmythirdrodeo) January 14, 2021
1. The important thing is that they lived, son.
Also, you’re drinking tea. You already knew you were old!
[Every time I’m listening to my 80’s playlist]
6yo: is this guy dead?
6yo: is THIS guy dead?
6yo: how dead is this guy?
Me: *just sobbing quietly into my tea*
— Frin ☕️🌷 (@dimplesticks) January 21, 2021
My goal in life is to make one of these lists one day.
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