If you want to feel pretty good about your own kids and parenting situation at the moment, one way to do that is to read some tweets from parents who are not having the best of days.
And these 13 parents have kids who are really trying to pull the last strands of their ropes free, consequences be damned.
13. What kind of non-method crap is this?
At least make them look sleep deprived!
The actors who play parents in commercials never look tired enough.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) May 28, 2020
12. Yup that’s about the size of it.
Keep telling yourself it’s the thought that counts.
My kids brought me breakfast in bed, then proceeded to eat MY breakfast. If that doesn't sum up motherhood I don't know what does.
— Moderately Mom (@momtribevibe) May 10, 2020
11. I mean men just don’t get it.
Eat the waffles, woman.
Me: Oh, I’m sorry. Is the sacrifice I made for 9 months not enough? Sharing my body and nourishing a child twice didn’t prove my level of unselfishness? Why must I constantly give and give and-
Husband: JUST LEAVE THE LAST TWO WAFFLES FOR THE KIDS YOU’VE ALREADY HAD 8
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) May 21, 2020
10. That is a kid who knows how to work a room.
She’s going to run the world someday. Or maybe a popsicle company.
My 3yo cried for half an hour cause I wouldn’t let her eat a 2nd popsicle for lunch and then all of a sudden she stopped crying, sighed heavily and said, “Fiiiine, I’ll have a cookie instead”.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) May 29, 2020
9. That’s going to smell amazing.
And by “amazing” I definitely mean “will require a Hazmat team.”
My middle schooler just remembered there is a lunch in her locker.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) May 18, 2020
8. Okay, this is definitely genius.
But I’m still looking forward to the day when I can take TEN minutes to drink my coffee.
I just wanted five minutes to drink my coffee so I sent my kid in the other room to look for a toy that’s in my pocket.
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— Not the Nanny (@not_thenanny) May 20, 2020
7. This is legitimately hilarious.
I wonder where he’s heard that before?
Went to pay for my Starbucks in the drive-thru & the barista said “the handsome man behind you is going to pay for yours!” I look back & say “Oh! That’s my husband!”
She said “That’s so sweet! You’re lucky!” & then my son hollered “yeah you don’t live with him!”
Kids are fun.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) May 30, 2020
6. I mean. She gave it her best shot.
I don’t hate her for it, either.
7-year-old: I don't want a big cake for my birthday.
Me: That's very humble of you.
7: I want a small cake every day of the year.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 13, 2020
5. Your eyes just go wide.
Not because of the secret. Because of the loudness/spit/all of it.
There is nothing more unsettling than a 5-year-old trying to whisper something into your ear.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) June 1, 2020
4. There are a lot of time related bonuses.
There are also quite a few minuses, though.
The only good thing about having a toddler is how you can say it’s been 5 minutes after only 1 minute and they don’t know the difference
— Mom On The Rocks (@mom_ontherocks) May 1, 2020
3. AND it seems totally normal.
As does only managing a shower a couple of times a week.
Welcome to parenthood. You'll find yourself asking your spouse ridiculous questions like, "do you mind if I take a shower?"
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) May 11, 2020
2. Depending on what sort of week you’ve had, it might be worth it.
Most weeks it would be worth it.
Parenting in a nutshell?
My 4yo just offered to let me go to sleep if I gave her 100 dollars.
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) May 23, 2020
1. There are only evils and none are lesser.
This is the real truth of parenting.
Cook for your kids and they'll eat and not help clean up.
Teach your kids to cook and they'll eat and not help clean up a way worse mess.
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) May 27, 2020
Kids are hilarious! As long as they’re not the ones living under your roof, I mean.
What’s one of the funniest things your kids has ever said? Tell us in the comments!