What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week Is Funny Because It’s True.
There's something fundamentally special about being a young parent today. Perhaps the most special thing about it is the fact that their lives are pretty well-documented on social media. Think about it: You Instagram your twenties, get married on Facebook, and eventually become parents by the steady light of your TweetDeck. By the time I have children, Moms and Dads everywhere will likely communicate with their children and each other using Tweets and Tweets alone.
I encourage you now, dear readers, to appreciate the access we have to the thoughts of modern-day parents . They have not only taught themselves how to tweet, but have also delighted us by sharing their endless frustration on social media.
The parents below have charmingly shared their thoughts about the thankless job of being a parent in the modern age. Leave your support and solidarity in the comments, because these parents need all the help they can get.
ParentNormal Science: Did you know that when a pacifier falls in the dark it disappears forever?— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) January 25, 2015
Sleep is overrated and unnecessary.-Kids— Outsmarted Mommy (@outsmartedmommy) January 30, 2015
The start of the kids' bedtime is like a Thursday at work: excitement that freedom is near, but plenty of work to do before it's official.— Hot Breakfast (@amydillon) January 30, 2015
I love the "work at home" option on snow days. 6yo plays the boss, 7 portrays the annoying guy in the next cubicle, & 14 is the lazy intern.— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) January 27, 2015
Why all the bitching about the snow day? We've already played Legos, playdough, watercolored, read books...OH GOD IT'S NOT EVEN 9AM HELLLLP— Amy Shearn (@amyshearn) January 27, 2015
One kid threatening to punch us in the face, the other wont stop running and dancing. So, yeah, bedtime's going great here.— Will Goldstein (@willgoldstein) January 29, 2015
Let's take a moment of silence for all who are home w/kids during #Snowmageddon Let us pray Red Cross gives free alcohol to those in need.— Martinis & Minivans (@martinisandmini) January 26, 2015
Found out my son has been wearing the same socks and underwear for three days. Glad he's going green.— No Idea: Daddy Blog (@byclintedwards) January 29, 2015
Since Boston got all our snow, can they take all our kids who are off school?— Kristen Chase (@thatkristen) January 27, 2015
At what age do kids go from asking you for answers to everything to knowing everything themselves?— John Willey (@DaddysinCharge) January 29, 2015
I'm sorry you're breaking up [static sound] I'm about to go through a tunnel. Dad, we're right in front of you Uh..... go ask your mom.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) January 26, 2015
My 4yo can't remember what snack was at school today, but he can repeat word for word everything I said about you on the phone 6 weeks ago.— Lurk @ Home Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) January 29, 2015
My kids finally hate that Pharrell song. NOW I'm happy.— The People's Goddess (@ShoutingGoddess) January 28, 2015
First kid: We have two hours to be at the park! Last kid: We have ten minutes left to stop at the park!— Kathy kissingthefrog (@lifewiththefrog) January 26, 2015
4-year-old: What happens when we run out of Cheez-Its? Me: We go to the store. 4: What if the store is out? Me: 4: Me: We pray.— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 27, 2015
Most of parenting is just spelling words out loud.— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) January 28, 2015
Whining doesn't make it feel better, but I'm going to keep doing it anyway because I'm not a quitter. - my 10 year old— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) January 26, 2015
CHECKLIST:  Are you warm  Did you eat breakfast  Not that sugary kind, real breakfast  Be kind to others  Yes even your brother— CAMSHAFT MOTORTEETH (@boymonster) January 28, 2015
The hardest part about being a parent is pretending like you know what you're doing.— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) January 30, 2015
"You're not the boss of me", I whisper under my breath, as I make 4 different lunches for my kids.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) January 28, 2015
My kids just played together for 30 minutes before a fight broke out. If you need me, I'll be on the phone with Ripley's Believe It Or Not.— Paige Kellerman (@PaigeKellerman) January 28, 2015