Sometimes the only thing you can do to get through the day is to laugh at your circumstances, and all of the craziness that goes along with a parenting journey.
The best thing about having social media is that they can also share their hilarious coping strategies with the rest of us, and these 13 parents are sure having some moments.
13. She’s not wrong.
Send her to a school board meeting and see what happens.
My daughter on in-person learning:
"They couldn't keep the bathrooms clean; how are they going to disinfect the whole school daily?"
— Stacey Hopkins (@staceyhopkinsga) July 22, 2020
12. But only one of us looks that way permanently.
If you thought parenting would cease to surprise you, well…
Me: Oh my, you drew eyebrows on your forehead in permanent marker.
5: You look surprised.
Me: So do you.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) July 16, 2020
11. Kid is seriously funny.
He’s cried wolf now, though, so never get up again.
My son came and got me, saying there was a serious leak under the kitchen sink. pic.twitter.com/OEqnR1McJ6
— Tenessa Gemelke (@gemelket) July 14, 2020
10. That’s still a win in the sibling department.
Celebrate the little wins.
I was celebrating the fact my kids were all playing together nicely.
Turns out my 8yo opened a Sharpie “tattoo shop” in his bedroom.
My 2yo has “tattoo” barbed wire across her chest and a skull with DEADLOCK scrolled down her arm.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) July 1, 2020
9. Ah, those magical summer days.
Not magical for parents, though. Understand that.
My favorite part of summer is when my kids ask for the sprinkler and then I turn on the sprinkler and then they cry hysterically if they get wet from the sprinkler and then they yell at me to turn the sprinkler back on after I turn it off
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) July 21, 2020
8. Their concept of time is super fluid.
My kid asks me what season it is every single day.
4-year-old: I did that back in the day.
Me: Back in what day? You're 4.
4: Back in yesterday.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 14, 2020
7. “Five second rule!”
Or five minute rule. Whatever.
8yo: MOM! The baby is eating a French fry from the floor.
Me: *also eating a French fry from the floor*
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) July 14, 2020
6. He’s got the bug now.
There’s no going back.
Made the grievous mistake of laughing at my 5yo’s joke so now I must hear that joke repeatedly until I die.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) July 13, 2020
5. Every day is a cage match.
Luckily, they’re not that smart.
My job is to keep you alive.
Toddler: Challenge accepted
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) July 30, 2020
4. You can learn anything online these days.
Guess you shouldn’t have gotten her that iPad.
I really think that one day when I wasn’t paying attention my two year old daughter took one of those Master Class sessions taught by a former FBI hostage negotiator.
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 15, 2020
3. They both knew ice cream was going to win out.
It’s the only way we’re surviving right now.
Me: I'm getting the kids ice cream for lunch because it's vacation.
Wife: It's not vacation.
Me: Because it's the weekend.
Wife: It's not the weekend.
Me: Because hey I've been stuck inside with them for 4 months and this will shut them up for 10 minutes.
Wife: Get me a sundae.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) July 29, 2020
2. It’s one reason.
Their ability to go like, a full week without eating a meal is another.
My 4yo was very difficult this weekend and I yelled more than I should have but tonight right before bed she hugged me and said “best friends forever!” and just like that she managed to erase all the bad moments and this kind of witchcraft is exactly why 4yos are so scary.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) July 13, 2020
1. Is he even your kid?
Is he even HUMAN?
Today has been a tough day.
I thought I could handle it but I can’t.
My 10 year old son said three words that I never wanted to hear him say:
— ThreeTimeDaddy (@threetimedaddy) July 17, 2020
I felt every single one of these deep in my soul, right?
Tell me which one hit you as the most true in the comments!