21 Celebrity Parenting Tweets That Prove Even A-List Moms & Dads Struggle
Celebrity parents often have the sort of money and resources that most moms and dads only dream about. After all, with a whole host of caretakers and nannies at their disposal, it may look like these parents have it pretty easy. But some of these celebrity parenting tweets prove even A-list moms and dad suffer their share of #parenitngfails. It looks like kid puke and diaper disasters are the real equalizers that no amount of money or fame can take away.
Fortunately, most celebrity parents have a great sense of humor when it comes to their offspring’s quirks. Even when they’re deep in the trenches, these parents take a second to tweet about the absurd and adorable aspects that come along with parenting. Even on the occasions when the kid is clearly winning that round.
Whether it’s Kristen Bell calling out impossible child locks or Christina Applegate wondering what’s up with kids and poop jokes, these celebrity tweets show that some aspects of parenting are universal. So the next time you’re coping with a screaming baby in an airplane or wondering whether you’ll ever have time to shower again, take heart: many celebrities are just like you! And if one of them rolls up to the Academy Awards with some spit-up on her top, you’ll understand. It’s just a parenting thing.
1. Brave Dad
Kristen Bell knows a good dad when she sees one. And it looks like this pair has their hands full when the kid gets sick.
2. Childcare At 20,000 Feet
If you're worried about your teenagers procreating, put them on a 6 hour flight with our kid. Scared Celibate. Guaranteed. — olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 30, 2015
Air travel with young kids is not for the faint of heart. But Olivia Wilde has kindly offered to make it a public service.
Parents of the year award haha! River locked herself in her room via the connecting door. She loves to shut doors! pic.twitter.com/9MhZNfO9My— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 25, 2016
Sneaky kids can make even the simplest situation complicated. Thankfully Kelly Clarkson has a sense of humor about these parenting challenges.
Love saving $ on things like house painters-Jack has it taken care of-should I be worried about US child labor laws? pic.twitter.com/hhLfxFBCf6— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) September 16, 2015
Anna Faris seems to approve of her kid's home renovations. But it would be impossible to get mad at a dude with such heart-meltingly adorable glasses.
5. Truth Bomb
wonder if the teacher at the kid's school knew I hadn't showered for a couple days at pick up. Sure the car smelled lovely #dontcareimgross— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 9, 2016
Being too busy to shower is a reality for celebrity moms as well. At least Christina Applegate isn't afraid to fess up about this truth.
6. Fail Averted
I'm so grateful I didn't grow up in an age where my parents possessed the technology to take nude selfies.— Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets) March 5, 2016
Think about that. Actually, don't think about it for too long. Jenny Mollen knows how to keep things in perspective.
7. Meal Prep
When can I expect to stop having avocado under my fingernails at all times? When they go to college?— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) September 30, 2015
Preparing all of that healthy food takes a toll on your manicure. But Kristen Bell is thinking way ahead. (Seriously: her entire Twitter feed is full of excellent parenting observations.)
I’d like to change the superpower I would like to have to the ability to clean up my house faster than my kids can mess it up. Thank you.— alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) October 18, 2014
Messiness and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. But Alyson Hannigan looks like she's trying to fight the good fight.
9. True Love
You don't know love 'til you've cleaned shit off a car seat together. #holidays— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 30, 2015
Who knew diaper explosions could lead to such nice bonding time? At least Olivia Wilde knows when to look on the bright side.
10. Alone Time
My daughter & I accidentally busted in on my husband in the bathroom & he got mad which is funny since I HAVEN'T PEED ALONE IN 7 YEARS.— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) December 8, 2015
Even celebrity moms don't get enough privacy. Busy Phillips knows what's up.
11. Help A Mother Out
River is napping. My coffee machine broke. In desperate need of coffee. Really wish Starbucks, Crema, or Fido delivered. #momproblems— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) April 11, 2015
Can you relate to Kelly Clarkson's sad state? Going without coffee is something that no mom should have to face.
12. The Dirty Work
what up! been buried in diapers, but having a blast... btw, don't piss my little girl off -- she's got great aim and projectile poo.— schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) June 23, 2011
David Schwimmer doesn't dodge the realities of childrearing. Definitely not the most glamorous side of parenting, but he seems to have a good attitude about it.
13. Back Sass
"I don't think so mommy!" Is what my child said after "Can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?" pic.twitter.com/00rXSZ3CxW— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) August 1, 2015
Messes are inevitable when kids are involved. And Anna Faris's kid can't stop his playtime to help clean up, obvi.
14. Highbrow Humor
Joke by my 4 year old. "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "Why sweetie?" "Because his butthole itched". She laughs hysterically.— christina applegate (@1capplegate) December 17, 2015
The things kids find hilarious can be baffling. But Christina Applegate probably cracked up at her kid's comedic attempts.
Dax Shepard doesn't flinch from the trials of fatherhood. He just activates beast mode and goes for it.
16. Aging You
"Mama you and I have been together 100 years you know" -Stella Luna— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) February 10, 2016
Most people don't like having someone guess that far outside of their actual age range. But in this case the adorable Stella Luna gets a pass. I can't imagine Ellen Pompeo thinking this is anything other than precious.
17. He's Not Wrong
My 4 year old son just said to me, "Mom, you should never trust farts." https://t.co/CQO0Cdj1z4— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 4, 2016
It sounds like this kid has things figured out. At least Alyssa Milano appreciates his youthful wisdom.
18. Play On Words
Me: “Keeva you’re really milking this!”— alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) July 18, 2015
Keeva (age 3): “I thought you said I could have milk?”
Sometimes your kids are a step ahead and you just have to admit defeat. Chances are Alyson Hannigan got a laugh out of this situation.
19. Is That All?
I think that when you have small kids, you just have to be ok with the fact that your car will always smell like slightly rotten apples.— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 25, 2015
It could be worse, Busy Phillips. It could be much worse.
20. Baby Talk
”My wipe did be sooo messy." I hope she never learns to speak correctly.— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) January 17, 2016
Such adorable speech can make up for just about anything. Even the biggest messes can't phase Dax Shepard.
21. Parenting Win
I’d like to publicly thank my husband @daxshepard1 for changing half the diapers in our house. I hope he changes all of mine one day…— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) October 29, 2015
Kristen Bell gets the last word because she's that hilarious. And there's everything right about praising an excellent dadbeast.