The online world is chock full of all the advice in the world about how you should / shouldn’t be raising your kids, quotes and mantras to help you through your day, and most importantly: parenting fails.
Here’s a selection of our favourites from twitter recently – proof that it doesn’t even take 140 characters to sum up the joy that is parenting!
We’ve all been here. Might as well just stay at home!
Because sometimes money would be better spent on wine. All the wine.
Playing mini-golf with your family is a fun way to spend thirty-two dollars to watch your kid throw 18 tantrums in a row.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) August 12, 2016
It’s the things we *don’t* say that matter, right?
Like I love you. I really hate you now, but deep down I love you.
— MJ Leaver (@MJLeaver) August 13, 2016
We sometimes refer to parenting as ‘hell’…
Surely we can’t mean it!
We have reached the “HE’S TOUCHING ME” phase of our road trip. This is also referred to as the 7th circle of #Parenting Hell.
— Beau Coffron (@lunchboxdad) July 22, 2016
We’re resourceful. But sometimes, the kids are better at it!
At least they don’t care if they’re playing with rubbish!
Never throw away empty toilet paper rolls. That’s wasting completely good telescopes.
— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) August 25, 2016
The kids take a little while to catch on to the value of cash.
Though their friend at school totally got $10 from the tooth fairy. WHO DOES THAT?!
Last night I told the boys that I’d give them $2 each if they stayed in bed and quiet until 8am.
BEST FOUR DOLLARS I’VE EVER SPENT.
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) October 9, 2016
They can be some of the most entertaining people you’ve met!
Where do they get this stuff from??
11yr old just announced instead of saying, “I have to pee” he will now say, “my pants need a fiesta.” #parenting
— Sara Megibow (@SaraMegibow) August 17, 2016
Sometimes they have to learn it for themselves.
But we had to do that too…didn’t we?
Being a parent is pretty fulfilling if you like giving good advice that gets completely ignored 100 percent of the time.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) August 15, 2016
What parenting realities have you sympathized with, or advice have you received via the realm of social media?