Ryan Reynolds' fans still haven't quite recovered from finally getting to lay their eyes on his adorable daughters for the first time earlier this month. It's great to finally be able to have a face in mind while reading Ryan Reynolds' hilarious parenting tweets, which have been delighting fans for the last two years. Next time he disparages James' artwork or overshares about a blowout diaper, fans will be able to clearly envision her reading the tweets as a teen and having an epic meltdown.
But really, growing up with Reynolds for a dad, James and her little sister (whose name is still unknown) will undoubtedly understand that the jokes aren't really about them, but are about parenting in general. Reynolds' fatherhood quotes always tell it like it is. He often tweets what a lot of parents are thinking, or in the case of some of his more sarcastic posts, what a parent of a toddler needs to see to make it through yet another long, hard day. Many wouldn't dare go as far as he does, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to read! Next time you're about to lose your mind when your tot requests that you remove the seeds from her strawberries, or allow yet another viewing of Frozen, pull up these tweets and give yourself a much-needed humor break.
Sure, most parents probably leave their kids alone with grandma or a day care provider, rather than a bunch of neo-hippies, but it's still a challenge, nonetheless!
It's a metaphor, you see. Somehow, within that 1- to 3-year-old window, children have the ability to pivot from precious to evil almost instantly. If yours hasn't, just wait.
Why does nobody prepare parents for the horrors of transitioning to solid food?
I mean, when you look at the biology of how a baby actually comes into being, it is sort of miraculous, right?
Sure, nobody would ever really say this to their child, but that doesn't mean we wouldn't sometimes like to. But as funny as Reynolds' purely fictional tweets are, his funny-because-it's-true tweets bring things to a whole new level.
True story: my son was teething during his first road trip. Traveling with a small child is unfortunately a necessary evil, and it's comforting to know that even the rich and famous are still subjected to this torturous milestone.
It's just scrambled eggs shaped like a pie, really, but there's no way to say it without sounding pretentious.
Be honest, your life wasn't so terrible before your kids were born, and it's perfectly OK to sometimes wish you could time-travel back to those days, if only for a moment. Just maybe don't put it in writing.