Being a parent is an accomplishment that I haven't yet experienced. But when I see the funny parenting tweets overflow my timeline on Twitter, I can't help but anticipate those awesome moments that will come my way.
Though I don't get to see or hear her as often as I'd like, when I get to spend time with my niece, I see just how humorous having children can be. In all honesty, I'd like to think that my mom got a lot of humor out of being around my siblings and I when we were younger. Sure, kids can be a lot to handle. But giving them the opportunity to be and express themselves will prove that they are so much fun to be around.
Being able to see your children in their true form will remind you that you're doing a great job at raising them, and that no matter how much you feel like you're not nailing it, you really are. If parents are able to laugh at themselves when they make mistakes, it'll make it easier for your children to understand that one bad thing that happens won't end the world.
If you need a little laughter to get you through the weekend, try taking a look at these 25 tweets for some help.
1If You Know Enough
Write a book about it all.
Baby sitting my niece giving me baby fever. Having somebody to get you juice while you watch tv is what parenting is about— Sad Pitt (@Bbillions) October 4, 2016
99% of parenting is just blurting out statistics of what parenting consists of.— Hand Solo™ (@RdrJay47) October 3, 2016
How much of it is right?
4Never Gets Old
Parenting tip: Always know that you have spit up on your shoulder. Dont ever looked surprised about it - the surprise makes you look weak— Spencer Adams (@thetruecanuck) October 6, 2016
Parenting tip: if you ever want to hide something from your kids put it at the bottom of your fridge's salad drawer. You're welcome.— Ian Power (@IHPower) October 5, 2016
Being healthy pays off.
6All You Gotta Do Is Say 'Yes'
Parenting tip: Never say maybe. THEY HEAR YES people...THEY HEAR YES!— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) October 5, 2016
7Time Knows No One
It takes my toddler son four minutes to put his shoes on, yet he can delete three apps & open Netflix on my iPhone in 12 seconds.— Six Pack Mom (@Six_Pack_Mom) October 4, 2016
But at least it's done, right?
The moment your toddler takes a limited edition lipstick you'll never get to buy again melts it with her hands and stains your new shirt— Danielle Ayoka (@MysticxLipstick) October 4, 2016
Nothing is off limits.
No one has to know.
10Forget Me Nots
My kids have hundreds of toys they haven't touched in years.— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) October 4, 2016
They forget they even have them.
Till the second I secretly give them away.
There's no winning with kids.
11Lost In Translation
Parenthood is simply throwing away all your kids annoying junk toys and then telling them you don't know what happened.— Rantisms (@Rantisms) October 2, 2016
"It ran away," seems like a legit excuse.
At gym.— J-Si Chavez (@JSi5) October 6, 2016
Guy: were you at the strip club today?
Guy: you have glitter on your face.
Me: it's from my daughters Elsa dress.#dadlife
Sounds like a better option.
13Gifts For You
My daughter literally just handed me an L and walked away. Does not bode well for today. pic.twitter.com/2o9g7WQaSP— Matt King (@TheRealMattKing) October 5, 2016
Everyone takes an "L" sometimes.
14Pray Before You Lay
Bedtime prayer...— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) October 4, 2016
Daughter: "Dear God I pray for daddy's leg to get better.."
Daughter: "....So we can go to Disney World."
Some prayer is better than no prayer, right?
[daughter crying]— Terry F (@daemonic3) October 3, 2016
ME: What's wrong?
"I got picked on by some mean girls, what can I do?"
ME: Um [sweating] find some median girls instead
You know who was at the top of their class.
Just make it happen already.
17What's The Difference?
Parenting pro tip: with the volume low enough, you can't tell the difference between a song sung by Tom Waits & one sung by Cookie Monster.— Steven Rodriguez (@smarcorodriguez) October 3, 2016
No one knows.
18Keeping It Real
Let's just be honest.
19What's That Smell?
Oh, did I leave that there?
Life with a teenager.
Look at God.
22Know It All
I have watched Sofia the First so many times that I have long discussions with children about the characters. #toddlerlife— Jessica Brister (@jessica_brister) October 6, 2016
This isn't your first time with Sofia, obviously.
Who's the monster, here?
24Say What You Mean
Parenting tip: Be very specific as to what you actually mean when you ask your kid "Will you go crack the window a little bit for me?"— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) October 6, 2016
...and mean what you say.
I'm doing something right. Second thing my oldest boy said to me today, "I'm gonna throw a banana at your face." Parenting book coming soon.— Alan Ritchson (@alanritchson) October 6, 2016
Best seller right here.