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As someone who grew up in a household with four siblings, I can only imagine the daily hell that we put our parents through, now that I’m older and a little bit wiser.
There were certain days where all five of us kids were fighting, screaming, and threatening to run away. Good times! And I’m sure that my mom and dad were just delighted to be dealing with that kind of BS after working all day to put a roof over our heads and food on the table.
Mom and dad, I apologize and I’m still trying to make it up to you…and yes, I’m still the best child of the bunch.
Parents with multiple kids, these tweets are for you…enjoy.
1. That’s a long story.
Because we love them more than you…
The hardest part of having multiple kids is explaining why only your first child has a baby book.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) November 9, 2017
2. It was an accident!
Me: What did you do to your sister?
6-year-old: I accidentally hit her on purpose.
Well, as long as it was an accident…
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) August 3, 2018
3. Let all of them play.
Gonna need to talk to the city about this.
How about we have pedestrian crossings with more than one button?
– parents with more than one kid
— ThreeTimeDaddy (@threetimedaddy) November 27, 2019
4. Stop it!
You are crossing the line.
Sibling rivalry, or as my parents called it, "Stop choking your brother, he's turning blue"
— The Untastic Mr. Fitz (@UnFitz) November 30, 2016
5. Middle child gets it again.
It’s the “Jan Brady” syndrome.
Oldest sibling draws picture: "You're a genius wow!"
Baby draws: "It's adorable like your face!"
Middle Child: "Paper costs money pls stop"
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) April 11, 2017
6. It’s all mine now.
But I swear it was an accident.
Me: I put your lunch on the table a minute ago, why hasn’t your brother got any food on his plate?
3: ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ᴵ ᵃᶜᶜᶦᵈᵉⁿᵗᵃˡˡʸ ᵗᵒᵒᵏ ᶦᵗ ᵃˡˡ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵖᵘᵗ ᶦᵗ ᵒⁿ ᵐʸ ᵖˡᵃᵗᵉ
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) June 4, 2020
7. Learn from your mistakes.
I mean…your gifts…
"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it" should be the slogan for parents of multiple kids.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) October 25, 2018
8. Not strange anymore.
Never thought you’d be here, did you?
"Do NOT pee on your brother!"
And other things you hear in a public restroom that don't seem strange at all after you have kids.
— Divergent Mama (@divergentmama) October 22, 2019
9. All the small things.
Those can really set them off.
Shoutout to all the parents whose kid just lost it because a sibling “put a foot near him” or “looked at him for too long.”
— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) June 22, 2018
10. You’re just not ready yet.
But keep working at it!
If you don't think kids could possibly tell the difference between cookie sizes down to millimeter, and that they wouldn't fight over which sibling got the smaller cookie by a single millimeter, you're just not ready for parenting.
— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) September 5, 2018
11. Honesty is the best policy.
Me: you hit your sister with a ball!?
4yo: I didn't hit her with a ball! I hit her with a TRUCK!
Well at least she's honest
— Marcy G (@BunAndLeggings) April 21, 2020
12. We’ll find him eventually.
Just don’t worry about it, okay?
Me: where’s your brother?
Daughter: I told him to go hide.
Me: aww are you playing hide and seek?
Daughter: he is.
Daughter: don’t worry I’ll find him when my movie’s over.
— NewDadNotes (@NewDadNotes) September 23, 2019
13. I cannot tell a lie.
Well, they got you there.
[breaking up a fight]
Me: Tell your sister you're sorry.
5-year-old: You told me not to lie.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 9, 2016
Okay, parents, now we want to hear from YOU.
In the comments, tell us how it’s been going since the lockdown started with your kiddos.
We can’t wait to hear from you!