Every week, I'm tasked scouring Twitter to find some of the best tweets from the parenting world. Thought I'm not a parent, I find much relief in doing this because it reminds me that it's OK to make mistakes if I do become a mom someday. Not to mention, those parenting tweets show me that kids — no matter how cute and loving they are — can drive you absolutely crazy, and that's totally OK to say.
When I was younger I told myself that I wasn't having children. Now that I'm well into my 20s, I can say that having children crosses my mind a little more than I thought it would. I'm not sure if it's the pressure from the "when are you having children?" questions that come around every year from family and friends or if my "biological clock" has started turning, but the thought of kids doesn't make me cringe anymore. Between the parents that I personally know and the lovely parents of Twitter, I have come to see the good, bad, and yucky truths of becoming a parent.
I know I can never be prepared to have a child until I have one, but reading this week's 23 tweets of believable parenting encounters is helping me get a little more prepared than I was before.