No doubt about it, this is a tough time for parents AND for kids.
Everyone is on top of each other, you’re breathing down each other’s necks, and everyone is getting on everyone else’s last nerve…
In short, it ain’t pretty, people.
I can see both sides of the story here in regard to parents and kids. Parents are exhausted by working from home and having to deal with the little ones, and kids are annoyed that they can’t see their friends, can’t do any activities, and they’re not even really leaving the house all that much.
So we’re here to give you this life lesson: if you DO NOT have kids yet but you think you want them, just peruse these tweets from parents and then ask yourself if this is really the route you want to go.
The future is now in your hands.
You may proceed…
1. Your kids learned a lot!
Are you Teacher of the Year?
Me: What are you doing with the freezer?
6: I’m trying to make frozen water in the cup
Me: ……..you mean “ice”
6: oh ya
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— Kids_kubed ?? (@Kids_kubed) July 13, 2020
2. Is this witchcraft?
Someone please explain it to me!
My 4yo was very difficult this weekend and I yelled more than I should have but tonight right before bed she hugged me and said “best friends forever!” and just like that she managed to erase all the bad moments and this kind of witchcraft is exactly why 4yos are so scary.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) July 13, 2020
3. Nutrition is key.
And it sounds like you have some work to do…
Moms will be like, "Don't know why I have a headache. All I did was eat a popsicle with my kids and nothing else 10 hours ago"
— Virginia McMurdo (@VirginiaMcMurdo) July 14, 2020
4. Happens all the time.
And it is definitely a superpower.
My kids’ superpower is know when my husband is three minutes away from home and immediately shut down all their bullshit so my husband can walk in and say: wow, looks like you guys had a great day.
— ? Haunt the Nanny ? (@not_thenanny) July 15, 2020
5. It’s all forgotten.
What an adorable child.
My 4yo’s hobbies include holding me captive playing pretend for what feels like hours at a time, asking for something while I’m getting her the last thing she asked for, losing her shit cause her soup is too soupy and being ridiculously adorable so everything else is forgotten.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) July 15, 2020
6. Bake the soda.
Well, at least she’s trying.
My daughter just asked to put a Diet Coke in the oven because she found a recipe for invisible ink in her spy kit that calls for baking soda. Frankly, I’m just happy she was willing to bake the soda herself instead of asking me to do it.
— Rhyming Monster (@sarabellab123) July 11, 2020
7. YOU DID THIS.
And you will pay for it…
My 8yo slammed the junk drawer shut, threw her hands up, and asked, “What happened to all the tape?”
YOU happened, kid.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) July 14, 2020
8. You don’t really like anything anymore.
And who can blame you, really?
My 3yo asked what my favourite animal is and when I said penguin she yelled ‘NO IT ISNT’ and then she yelled at me until I agreed that my favourite animal was a bat and I don’t like bats. Or 3 year olds.
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) July 14, 2020
9. Can you imagine that life, parents?
In a land far, far away…
Unbelievable how there's childless people out there just living their lives, taking naps and reading books instead of cleaning poo out of the floor vents. Unreal
— ~*Wellness Witchery*~ (@TheMandiEm) July 15, 2020
10. Keep talking and see what happens…
Time to teach this kid a lesson.
My tween talks a lot of smack for someone whose entire social existence currently depends on MY Wifi.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) August 12, 2020
11. Riddle me this.
This is some real talk, right here.
If it doesn’t smell like something died in at least one room in your house are you even a parent
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) July 14, 2020
12. It’s all natural!
And you don’t have to spend any money!
Who needs expensive lip plumpers when your toddler can hit you in the face with a toy train for free?
— Just Heather ? (@weedswildflowrs) August 10, 2020
13. I guess everyone is just shouting now.
This is not good…
Sad and confused that I shouted at my children to be quiet, because they kept interrupting my wife, who was shouting at me
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) August 11, 2020
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments, give us an update about how things have been going with your kids during this challenging time.
We can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks!