Parenting can be hard and obviously, time-consuming. Taking care of a baby is obviously a task — from ensuring their comfortable, to making sure they sleep, eat and poop on time. At times, first time parents have to go through a lot of things they are not even prepared for. Only people who have become parents can empathise and perhaps even kids, who are now grown up enough to understand what they put their parents through when they were young.
We all can identify with the situations when our parents used to scold us for having that extra candy, when we threw a tantrum to buy us something and didn’t like it later, and also, how we would fight with our parents to wear something we want versus what they wanted us to. And parents are no less, from pretending to listen to our stupid stories to eating away all the candies they stopped us from having, apparently, not everything is that bad about parenting.
Here are 11 tweets that honestly capture what parenting can be like and as a child also, some of them are so relatable that they’re funny.
At least 35% of parenting is eating food your kids threw a fit to get and then decided was gross
— crystal (@crystalkei) July 6, 2017
Jokingly told my mom that half of parenting is pretending to listen to long kid-told stories. She laughed hysterically. Childhood ruined.
— Amy DeCamp (@decamptownraces) August 3, 2017
At least 50 percent of parenting is yelling “WHY ARENT YOU WEARING PANTS?!”
— Bryce Gruber (@BryceGruber) March 10, 2017
77% percent of being a parent is pretending to be as excited as your kid is about anything.
— KarateDonuts™️ (@KarateDonuts) May 14, 2017
50% of parenting is helping your child look for something you know you already threw away
— Papa Ans (@papa_anson) July 20, 2017
Why wasn’t I told that 78% of parenting is asking, “What’s that smell?”
— Sh-Do-Be (@whymeagain99) June 29, 2017
Seventy eight percent of being a parent is asking your kids if they’ve gone to the bathroom
— Artful Detective (@ArtfulDetective) July 24, 2017
80% of parenting is hiding in the bathroom consuming the candy you don’t want your kid to steal.
— Hayley Stell (@StellMeAStory) July 19, 2017
80% of parenting is yelling through a closed bathroom door.
— Prinnis Montgomery (@P_Monty) July 28, 2017
98 percent of parenting texts can be answered with a poop emoji
— Whitney Fleming (@PlaydatesFriday) April 8, 2017
90% of parenting is just screaming at your kids to stop screaming.
— This Guy (@sendrajeremy) July 30, 2017