Parenting a toddler can often times feel like an Olympic sport in its own right: it's incredibly tiring, character-building, and can frequently feel like as if you're doing the impossible. Instead of gold medals though, your reward comes in the form of "unique" refrigerator drawings and morning snuggles with your 2-year-old. (And I'm pretty sure most Olympic athletes don't have a laundry basket full of t-shirts with pudding stains.) Being a parent can sometimes feel simultaneously like both the best and the worst job in the world, as proven through these parenting tweets from some of Twitter's most hysterical parents.
After being woken up by your kids at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday merely because they "wanted to say hi," you probably feel like your patience (and your sanity) are being cruelly tested. Your job is pretty thankless, but luckily you're never alone: these hilarious parents can 100 percent relate to your parenting woes. You're overworked, exhausted, and in desperate need of a vacation — without the kids, for once. So take a seat and explore what fellow parents have to say about their daily struggles. You might not be an Olympic athlete, but you most definitely deserve gold medals for parenting.
1Sounds Like Fun, Right?
Or applesauce. Or anything sticky, really.
2Let's Just Order Pizza
Please, please no more fighting over chicken fingers.
3Every Single Day
Sorry, honey, but I don't want to watch you do a somersault for the 125th time.
4Slow Progress Is Still Progress
Anything beats them fighting over a fast food toy.
Maybe it's in between the couch cushions?
Who knows, maybe that really is true.
A mimosa is a rite of passage for an overworked mother.
9I Don't Blame You
Ah, the sweet, sweet sound of your kids bickering during an eight-hour car ride.
11Bless You, Packing Tape
12More Math, More Problems
Math does more harm than good. So does homework.
13Future Gold Medalist?
Who's the real winner here?
All teenagers do is complain. It's their job.
15Gold Medal Mom
They'll learn the truth someday. Today is not that day.
16Hear What You Want To Hear
They sure can, sweetie!
I'm a gold medalist.
It couldn't come quicker.
19How Does It Sound?
You'll get used to it.
20Party On, Mom
Sounds absolutely thrilling.
Cause of death: shopping for school supplies.
22A Little Of Both?
Pretty sure she didn't have to spend her Friday night supervising an 8-year-old's slumber party.
So I win.
It's a lie, but they just are going to have to find that out themselves.
Don't worry. The world isn't that cruel.
You'll get through this. I believe in you.
An absolute inspiration.
30Screw You, Griffin
That's why washing machines exist, Griffin.
31Please Come Quicker
Have no fear, that day is not far off.
And sometimes, you might even call them your pets' names.
I'd listen to that.