If you are a parent, you are either about to laugh or cry, although I hope it is the former. When I read these tweets about parenting, they hit home harder than I could have expected. 

What's better than knowing you aren't the only one who can barely keep it together?

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1. This is legitimately something my spouse and I utter at least 10 times a night.

1. This is legitimately something my spouse and I utter at least 10 times a night.
Twitter |  @yenniwhite

It's like our children sit patiently waiting for a moment just like this. It's uncanny.

2. Okay, okay. I know this isn't a tweet. But it's worth the watch.

However, I also look at these videos and wonder where parents even find the time for this...

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3. I selected this tweet just hours before going through seven rounds of "I'm just really hungry" with my three-year-old last night.

3. I selected this tweet just hours before going through seven rounds of "I'm just really hungry" with my three-year-old last night.
Twitter |  @bluebonetbabies

Funny how hungry they get after 9:30 p.m., right?

4. If anything in this world is true, it's this.

4. If anything in this world is true, it's this.
Twitter |  @copymama

What once was an invitation for company is now a plea for solitary confinement. Don't worry, she'll think she hears everyone crying the whole time anyway.

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5. This is literally one of the only things I have to look forward to all week.

5. This is literally one of the only things I have to look forward to all week.
Twitter |  @msemilymccombs

It is nice to know I'm not the only one consistently 30 minutes behind.

6. I can't stop laughing at this one. Not only has my child tried this on us, but it backfired so badly.

6. I can't stop laughing at this one. Not only has my child tried this on us, but it backfired so badly.
Twitter |  @EverydayGirlDad

Funny thing, they don't like when you reply with "Okay, cool!"...

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7. If this one resonates with you, then you know.

7. If this one resonates with you, then you know.
Twitter |  @Lhlodder

You know the overwhelming pride you feel when you get their clothes all the way from the washer to the dryer, and then the dryer to a drawer.

8. I'm not at this stage quite yet, but it doesn't mean it doesn't get real.

8. I'm not at this stage quite yet, but it doesn't mean it doesn't get real.
Twitter |  @WalkingOutside

If I do one thing out of line, I'm no longer my toddler's "best friend."

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9. Are you at that stage yet where your kids are super into death?

9. Are you at that stage yet where your kids are super into death?
Twitter |  @VancityReynolds

It came a lot earlier than I expected it to. So, let's take a drink and wish for the best...

10. Why must they wake to each new day with the screams of a thousands fallen soldiers?

10. Why must they wake to each new day with the screams of a thousands fallen soldiers?
Twitter |  @MyMomologue

Just, like, wake up. Open your eyes. It's not traumatic. You're just awake now.

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11. This is a dad with a plan. Start liking spice and you'll get to eat your own meals.

11. This is a dad with a plan. Start liking spice and you'll get to eat your own meals.
Twitter |  @DadandBuried

Another tactic is to tell them your candy is vegetable-based and/or tastes yucky.

12. I don't even remember the last time I got to starfish in bed.

12. I don't even remember the last time I got to starfish in bed.
Twitter |  @msemilymccombs

I'm so used to sleeping in one position all night that I can't believe I don't have bed sores.

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13. This is real talk.

13. This is real talk.
Twitter |  @Cheeseboy22

And it doesn't help that every single thing you buy for your child is overpackaged and almost impossible to get into. All while they tell you to hurry. 

14. And here I just thought I was being negligent for not paying attention to the 500th showing of Minions!

14. And here I just thought I was being negligent for not paying attention to the 500th showing of Minions!
Twitter |  @simoncholland

Turns out I'm just too hard on myself and should ignore my kids more often!

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If these hit you in the heart, the mind, and the gut, SHARE them with your fellow parents!

They also make a nicely packaged PSA about the realities of parenthood.

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