What did parents do before Twitter? Oh yeah — complain to their friends about how their kids were driving them crazy. Still, that said, it’s nice to see parents across the world eloquently — and hilariously — airing their parenting grievances in 140 characters or less. As Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
From kids sticking Goldfish up their noses to forgetting to look for the little ones during a game of hide-and-seek, here are the 10 best parenting tweets from this week.
1. Who’s your favorite?
"Dad who is you favorite kid?" ~ My least favorite kid asked me today.
— Minivan (@my_minivan_life) February 3, 2016
2. Not 14 anymore…
3. Every kid has his preferences
Mom 1: My son is wheat
and dairy free.
Mom 2: My son is vegan.
Me: My son sticks goldfish crackers up his nose.
— Jingle Bell Jawbreaker 🎄 (@sixfootcandy) February 3, 2016
4. Hide and…?
It's so cute how my kids think I'm going to go look for them after I finish counting to ten.
— K∀RL∀ IN VT 🍷 (@karlainvt) February 3, 2016
5. Grit and bear it
Kids teach us so much. Like, how to yell through clenched teeth and how to give up completely on our dreams.
— BadParentingMoments (@BPMbadassmama) February 1, 2016
6. Good thing for organic
— Chondra Echert Sanchez (@chonnye) February 3, 2016
7. The things we pass down
We pass down what was done to us. This is usually a mixture of love, nurturing, sentimentality, unconscious hatred and resentment #parenting
— Philippa_Perry (@Philippa_Perry) February 3, 2016
8. As dad as it gets
Just used a Leatherman to open a Gogurt while driving a station wagon from preschool to the grocery store for toothpaste.#MostDadMomentEver
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) February 1, 2016
9. So. Many. Snaps.
I'm sorry I'm late. My baby had eighty-five snaps on her suit.
— Paige Kellerman (@PaigeKellerman) February 3, 2016
Now that my son just hit 14 years old, he's super excited because we're finally letting him sit frontwards in his car seat.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) February 1, 2016