Ah, tantrums. If there’s one thing that bonds the parents of toddlers together, it’s our experience handling meltdowns that make zero sense, and always occur when we have the least amount of time to devote to the crazy.
These 11 parents do their best to laugh at the whole sh%tshow, though, and I’ve gotta say, I think they’re onto something.
11. What kind of monster buys the kind without meatballs?
I mean. It’s hard to blame the kid here.
Tonight’s child tantrum brought to you by SpaghettiOs that didn’t have meatballs in them.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 6, 2018
10. Getting a little closer every day.
Bless his heart.
I'm all for letting my kids be who they want to be.
And my 3 year-old just had a tantrum about the cheese on his pizza being "too melted," so apparently his dream is to be my least favorite child.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) November 23, 2019
9. This is a whole mood.
Life’s hard, kid.
My four year old is having a tantrum because his dinner isn't freshly baked cookies.
— dadpression (@Dadpression) November 28, 2018
8. The man is an expert.
Years of observation and experience.
Husband: *gives her chocolate*
Me: How did you know?
Me: What the fuck I am so done with today I feel like shit I hate the kids…
Husband: *gives me chocolate*
— Mom On The Rocks (@mom_ontherocks) February 28, 2020
7. Sophie’s Choice.
There’s no right answer. It all depends on the day.
Kid: Would you like to buy me this candy bar or watch me have a Stage 5 meltdown in front of a bunch of strangers who are quietly judging your parenting?
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 17, 2018
6. God don’t like ugly.
Man, my kids are going to hate that phrase as much as I did.
As a parent there's no sweeter karma than when your kid is acting like an asshole & accidentally hurts them self during a temper tantrum.
— Babies Daddy (@dshack8) December 19, 2013
5. He’s set a new record.
I bet his wife gave him a high-five.
I made my 5 year old upset enough to throw a tantrum after only being up for 30 minutes.
See? There’s still plenty of stuff to do during quarantine.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) March 29, 2020
4. Just take her mirrors away.
You’re not going to stop her sticking her tongue out.
In case you were on the fence about having kids, my 3-year-old threw a temper tantrum because her tongue is pink.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 7, 2017
3. Could have gone with her gut.
But you know. It would have gone bad either way.
If your 2yo asks for the red cup but you’re sure she wants pink and you check with her 10 times and she says definitely red so you give her red and then she has a meltdown because she wants pink how much wine can you drink before midday?
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) July 29, 2019
2. No explanations necessary.
Let that be a lesson for everyone else, as well.
Is there anything more perfect than my kid having a total meltdown while we're in line to get my birth control?
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) July 20, 2017
1. At least he’s honest.
And curious, too!
Son: dad what does tantrum mean?
Me: tantrum is when you feel so upset that you scream, cry, and act completely uncontrollable.
Son: I like tantrums!
Me: *losing hair in patches* I know you do.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) October 7, 2019
Laughter is, I think, one of the best tools in a parent’s emergency box. And if you don’t have laughter, well, raising a kid is going to be A LOT of tedious work that’s no fun. And nobody likes NOT having fun.
Tell us in the comments the funniest place your child has pitched a fit!
Do it now!