Actress Reese Witherspoon once said about her parenting experience,

“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.”

Of course, most of us aren’t going to award shows all the time, but I think the sentiment holds for just about everybody. Having kids is a trip, and definitely keeps you in the moment. You can’t help but return to earth when your existence is centered around making sure a new human being gets what they need to survive in this world.

You know who else had witty thoughts about being a parent? The people of Twitter.

12. Cut the red wire

It’s a tough job but somebody’s gotta do it.

11. A perfect memory

When you’re a kid and someone swears in media you’re allowed to consume, that gets INSTANTLY filed away.

10. Life sucks and then…

Is this kid perchance living in the 1850’s?


9. Let it really go

Nah, the kids won’t know how to operate it.

8. Keep your cool

Or face the wrath of dad.

7. Boost your signal

Are we ready to admit that internet is a necessary utility and not a luxury now?

6. Just checking in

Ignore his screams, the screams are lies.

5. That’ll show em

It backfires when you realize they don’t notice.

4. Gotta take this

To a kid, everything but a phone is a phone.

3. Wax on, wax off

It’s hard out there.

2. Share and share alike

Do as I say, not as I do.

1. The biggest challenge

Dang, dude, too real.

Best of luck to all the parents out there, it certainly ain’t easy.

What’s parenting like in your experience?

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