Parents with more than one kid, we see you, we feel your pain, and we want to provide you with some comic relief.
You’ve been putting up with a helluva lot this year and we believe that is our duty to give you a break and make you laugh.
Let me paint a picture for you and you tell me if this sounds familiar: your house has become a war zone, with the kids fighting, which leads to you fighting with your partner, which leads to the entire household becoming a bubbling cauldron that is just waiting to explode!
Does that describe your household?
That’s what I thought!
So take a break from the madness and laugh at some funny tweets!
1. Isn’t that adorable?
They really love each other!
In honor of National Sibling Day my kids have decided to hug each other in a very aggressive choke hold kind of way.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) April 10, 2018
2. It’s just not the same.
Parents, does this look familiar?
7yo: I’m sad
Me: bc your brother’s gone on a trip?
7yo: *nods glumly*
Me: but now you can play with his stuff and he won’t even know
7yo: it’s not the same if he’s not here to get mad at me
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) October 2, 2019
3. Don’t act like you’re shocked.
We know about the old days…
I love how horrified my mom acts when my kids show even the slightest hint of sibling rivalry. As if she didn’t spend her entire life watching my siblings and I try to murder each other.
— The Mom at Law® (@TheMomAtLaw) January 30, 2019
4. That’s a good plan.
But it could backfire…
Considering getting my toddler a sibling so she has somebody else to tattle on besides me.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) July 27, 2017
5. Kids and dieting.
Some of the lessons are interchangeable.
You know how when you were a kid playing a game with your sibling and you were terrible so you'd say, "Okay, I'm going to start playing FOR REAL now," and you'd give it your all but you still sucked? That's how dieting has been going for me lately.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) February 1, 2019
6. Have you read the manual?
It’s all in there!
If you don't respond to an older child's complaint that their younger sibling hit them with "What did you do to deserve it?" … did you even read your parent manual (page 33 paragraph 2)?
— The Dad Briefs™ (@SladeWentworth) March 27, 2019
7. Sometimes, you have to pretend.
But you’re really impressed.
Parenting is hard because when you give your kid candy to give to their sibling and the sibling says, “Can I eat this?” to which they respond “No you stick it up your butt” you have to pretend to be mad
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) May 30, 2020
8. Oh, it’s on.
Who will get there first?!?!
Nothing ignites sibling rivalry quite like buttons on an elevator.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 24, 2015
9. Not really the same…
But keep telling yourself that…
That’s awesome that your kids are at their grandma’s for the next four days and yes I’m well aware that means you’re kid free for four days, but this morning I got to enjoy THREE FULL SIPS of hot coffee before needing to break up a sibling fight, so pretty much same.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) February 21, 2019
10. Not looking good.
These kids are pretty smart…
11yo: I'm bored.
Me: Go play with your brother.
11yo: You said we have to distance ourselves.
Me: Not from your brother.
11yo: This just got so much worse than I thought it would be.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) March 15, 2020
11. A good tip.
Pay attention to this one!
Parenting tip: Have two kids so you can keep your lazy butt in the car & say, "Go get your brother" when picking one up at a friends house.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 5, 2016
12. Sick burn!
Feel free to use it.
During a sibling argument about who is better, my 6yo retorted, “Well, it’s not like you’re going to climb Mt. Everest.” And this is my new go-to comeback.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) February 6, 2019
13. This sums it up.
You fight just BECAUSE, okay?
Me: Where’d that bruise come from?
7-year-old: *motions to sister* We were fighting!
7-year-old: Do we need a reason?
Pretty sure she just summed up every sibling relationship ever.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) January 11, 2020
Okay, now we want to hear from all the readers out there who have kids!
How are you holding up? Are you about to lose your marbles during these crazy times?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know what’s up!