If you’re someone who is looking for awesome parenting tweets, you’re probably in the thick of it with the rest of us. Long days, long nights, but it’s totally worth it, even though you’re not really sure why.
One of the best parts of days like those is realizing that you’re not alone – there are hundreds, or even thousands, of parents just like you.
Some of them, like these 10, are bringing us all together on Twitter.
10. Bunch of snitches.
Also, people who do not understand what it means to be quiet.
[any time my family enters the room when I’m working]
– are you on a call?
– is it a video call?
– are you on mute?
– is it the kind where you have to pay attention?
– are you even awake?
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) August 6, 2020
9. It was inevitable, really.
If you’re a pro, you’ve got a backup ready and waiting.
First day of school and my kid already ripped a hole in the knee of his new biohazard suit.
— Dude-Bro Dad (@thedadvocate01) August 11, 2020
8. There is no middle ground.
This is how children operate and I love it.
Me: How many gallons of water do you think are in this pool?
Me: It's more than that.
Me: Not quite that much.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 23, 2020
7. The only possible consequence.
They have so many magical questions at bedtime!
Me: Goodnight, honey.
6: Why do spiders have 8 legs instead of 4 arms and 4 legs?
Me: They just do. Love you.
6: But they use legs as hands when they spin their webs.
Me: I guess.
6: So they’re doing handstands when they walk.
Me: Love you. Night!
6: You hate learning.
— Lessons from the Minivan (@FromMinivan) August 21, 2020
6. Elementary school ennui.
You’ve gotta appreciate that.
Me: How was school?
10-year-old: It was.
Me: It was what?
10: I can't explain it any more than that.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 24, 2020
5. A lesson on relationships.
That I’m sure Mom already contradicted. Life is confusing.
8-year-old: Why does Mom call it soda and you call it pop?
Me: We're from two different places.
8: Where are you from?
Me: A place where we know what things are called.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 3, 2020
4. It might be time to let that tradition go.
No one is buying it (but the kid is buying something with your change).
9- Mom, the tooth fairy never gave me money or took my tooth last night!
Me- *digs in bottom of purse*
Me- *Hands over $3.28*
9- Really mom?
Me- She said she was busy last night
9- You literally just handed me change
Me- She said she’s broke too
— Maryfairyboberry🧚🏻♀️ (@maryfairybobrry) August 2, 2020
3. Well the kids aren’t going to eat the crust.
That’s just science.
Teacher: There are 14 slices of bread in a loaf. What are the odds that your sandwich will have both of the end pieces?
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) August 18, 2020
2. We all relate to one of these kids.
Most of us the youngest, probably.
Me: Have a good day at school.
4-year-old: *banshee wail*
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 19, 2020
1. I think we can all agree on this.
The teachers in the room are raising a glass.
[filling out a "getting to know you" sheet for the teacher]
Me: Do you like math?
Me: Listening to others?
Teachers don't get paid enough.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 21, 2020
There’s something nice about realizing we’re not alone, don’t you think? Yes, my peoples… we’re all in this together. Big hug!
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