Who knew that this would be the time our worlds turned upside down like a terrifying version of Freaky Friday?
Not only are we STILL expected to make a roll of toilet stretch for longer than it should, we also have to figure out how to cook for ourselves EVERY SINGLE DAY, many of us having become our children’s main teacher… and NOW we have to keep grounding our own parents.
If you’re having problems making mom and dad cancel their plans and stay in their rooms, you are not alone.
These 19 tweets show others feel your pain.
1. A WHAT Party?!?!
My fricken 60-something year old mom is MOCKING the dang virus! ??? She actually threw a COVID PARTY. Can’t get her to take it seriously. What’s up with hard headed Boomers?! pic.twitter.com/QrL9U4mgRF
— ?Confetti Ellie ? (@DisneyEllie78) March 19, 2020
2. Rage-sobbing Is the First Step.
Best advice for convincing a diabetic boomer parent to stop commuting into the city? Rage-sobbing into the phone isn’t helping my cause. He says he has “already read everything” & his clients need him “to do their taxes” WHICH CAN OBVIOUSLY BE DONE AT HOME ?? wtf can i do here
— Lucy Carson (@LucyACarson) March 14, 2020
3. The Rats in the Sewer Will Appreciate their Increased Vitamin Intake.
trying to explain to my boomer parents how serious this virus is and all my mom had to say was “we increased our vitamin intake so we’ll be fine :)” how do I gently explain that her ignorance could get her very ill
— jenna (@jennastoya) March 19, 2020
4. The Birds Have Been Finding their Own Birdseed for Millions of Years.
Good morning, today I had an argument with my 71-year-old mother about whether she needs to go into town to buy BIRDSEED today, how are you doing with your loved ones
— your friend, Dracula (@Remember_Sarah) March 15, 2020
5. Shut Down the Buffets!
My dad went to a buffet restaurant yesterday. A man his age just died from COVID-19 in the same town. The state – a bright red one! – is shuttering all schools for the next week.
And my dad went to a BUFFET.
— Dianna E. Anderson (@diannaeanderson) March 15, 2020
6. 60 Is the New 25.
My parents are planning to come to help me move. I asked my mom if she still thought that was a good idea. She like you worried we might give you the virus. No ma’am, YOU’RE OLD IM WORRIED ABOUT YOU. She like we ain’t your average 60 year olds.
— a rebel & a thug (@madambeeshell) March 19, 2020
7. This Is Revenge for Them.
My mom is ignoring me because I’ve been telling her what to do amid this corona virus outbreak. Ugh being in charge of a boomer is CHALLENGING.
— Laura Martin (@Larssmarss) March 20, 2020
8. It’s Like They Are Teenagers.
Man, if you wanna piss off boomers just tell them this is going to last longer than 2 weeks and watch them implode. My mom stormed out of room when I read science about the virus and it’s spread. My stepdad said it was all crap.
— AllieMonster (@WarDamnFox) March 21, 2020
20. Italy Knows. It always knows.
"I stopped him and said, 'Look, this isn't a movie. You are not Will Smith in I Am Legend. Go home."
This is the updated compilation of Italian Mayors losing it at people violating #Covid19 quarantine. Yes, subtitles are accurate. pic.twitter.com/60V4Csuonb
— ? (@protectheflames) March 22, 2020
10. But You Can’t Go Live With Your Auntie and Uncle in Bel-Aire.
— Christy Taylor (@christy_taylor) March 19, 2020
11. Pass the Pills.
My mom just said "I'm not going to get corona virus so don't worry about me!" This is someone who gets bronchitis with every cold, has diabetes and high blood pressure. The arrogance of baby boomers sure is something to see !
— Emily (@emilyrm) March 22, 2020
12. Lungs, Schlungs.
Boomer parents living cross country are going to kill me before this virus. As an old millennial, my head is going to explode. My dad, who as hospitalized two months ago for a lung infection, IS STILL GOING TO WORK IN NJ WHICH IS A HOT SPOT. AHHHHHHH
— Jamie Gravell (@dontworryteach) March 23, 2020
13. The Worry is Real.
My dad is being a typical Boomer & isn’t worried about this virus. Yet here I am, worrying enough for my entire family ?
— Em (@_bootiimeat) March 19, 2020
14. A Gentle Reminder.
PSA: I don't know who needs to hear this (my MOTHER and FATHER), but do not go outside! pic.twitter.com/E4irKKjdPa
— Maria Wojciechowski (@RiaWojo) March 19, 2020
15. Whatever Works.
This boomer thing is insane. The virus ain't fazing them. I just might tell my dad that we're playing (the outside) floor is lava just so he'd stay at home. ?
— Joy (@joyherself_) March 24, 2020
16. Peter, Go Home.
SAN FRANCISCO: HELP ME KEEP MY DAD AT HOME
he's not sick or anything he's just old and stubborn and keeps trying to go places and do things even though we're all supposed to be at home
if you spot him, feel free to yell at him! we can do this! pic.twitter.com/qv6K6h6YhB
— Lizzie Logan (@lizzzzzielogan) March 16, 2020
17. Where Are We Meeting?
Gonna start a support group called Children of Boomer Parents During Coronavirus Anonymous.
— Shruti Sunderraman (@sundermanbegins) March 23, 2020
18. Why Won’t They Listen?
me: mama baba can you PLEASE stop trying to go on powerwalks with your friends during a pandemic. just! stay! home!
our boomer parents, facetiming us from outside: pic.twitter.com/k44fPWnuya
— ahmed ali akbar (@radbrowndads) March 20, 2020
19. Maybe They Will Tire Themselves Out Trying to Open the Door.
Me trying to get my vulnerable boomer parents to not go out in public in the midst of a pandemic that can kill old people. pic.twitter.com/WZJCM9KOkT
— findom earle (@coherentstates) March 19, 2020
All kidding aside, our parents and their friends are the most vulnerable people in our society right now, along with immunocompromised people. It’s imperative they take extra steps to protect their health.
So, if your parents are listening to you, keep trying.
They didn’t give up on us. We can’t give up on them.
Any of these tweets hit home with you?
Let us know which one in the comments!