Parents tell of the everyday madness with children and their families
The following 15 anecdotes, which tell of everyday madness with children and adults, prove that parenting is hard work.
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Parents tell of toilet visits that end in chaos, amazing self-knowledge or profound conversations about God and thus show that children are always good for a surprise and that these anecdotes from life are ultimately worth more than any parenting guide.
1. My 9 year old daughter put cheese in an old Labello pen so she could eat it during class.
My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class. pic.twitter.com/YEAqZx2wnr
– Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 17, 2019
2. * Loud crashing from the next room *
Child: “Nothing happens!”
* Loud crash from another room *
Toddler: NOTHING !!
– Mom On The Rocks (@mom_ontherocks) November 13, 2019
3. Nobody makes more observations than a child who shares a cubicle with his mother in a public toilet.
No one makes more observations than a child sharing a stall with his mother inside a public restroom.
– Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) August 5, 2019
4th Child: There is too much peanut butter on my sandwich.
I: * make a new sandwich *
Child: This has too little.
I: * do one more *
Child: I don’t like peanut butter anymore.
Kid: My sandwich has too much peanut butter on it.
Me: * makes new sandwich *
Kid: This one has too little.
Me: * makes one just right *
Kid: I don’t like peanut butter anymore.
– Jessie (@mommajessiec) October 9, 2019
5. “DO NOT pee on your brother!”
And other things you hear in a public toilet that aren’t weird when you have kids.
“Do NOT pee on your brother!”
And other things you hear in a public restroom that don’t seem strange at all after you have kids.
– Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) October 22, 2019
6. Me: * annoyed that my 3-year-old never wants to go to the bathroom and then doesn’t want to go out *
I too: * hesitate to take a shower because of laziness and laziness and then don’t want to get out of the shower because of laziness and laziness *
Me: * annoyed that 3yo never wants to get in the bath and then never wants to get out of bath *
Also me: * procrastinates getting in the shower because comfy and lazy and then doesn’t want to get out of the shower because comfy and lazy *
– Snarky Mommy (@ SnarkyMommy78) November 13, 2019
7. Sex is fine, but have you ever sucked away a bunch of tiny LEGO bricks that your child wouldn’t put away?
Sex is good and all but have you ever vacuumed up a bunch of tiny LEGO pieces your kids refused to put away?
– Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) October 11, 2019
8. Me: wake up!
7 year old: It’s too early.
Ich: It’s time for church.
7-year-old: is God awake at all?
Me: Wake up.
7-year-old: It’s too early.
Me: It’s time for church.
7: Is God even awake yet?
– James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) October 6, 2019
9. I’ve been to a public toilet and when my 4 year old unlocks the door, my 2 year old presses the wheelchair button just as I start peeing. While I cannot get up, I watch the door slowly open and then pee with the door wide open. I am so happy to have children.
I was in a family bathroom and as my 4yo unlocked the door my 2yo pushed the handicap button right as I started to pee so I had to watch the door slowly open knowing that I couldn’t get up and I peed with the door wide open . I’m so blessed to have kids.
– Marcy G 🍕 (@BunAndLeggings) October 1, 2019
10. I don’t know much, but I know if you have a daughter under 10 and smell nail polish, part of your facility is ruined.
I don’t know much, but I know that if you have a daughter under the age of 10 and you smell nail polish, a piece of your furniture is getting ruined.
– SpacedMom (@copymama) August 28, 2019
11. What do you call it when you do everything to make people happy, but nobody is happy? Oh yes, parenting.
What’s it called when you do everything possible to make people happy but nobody’s happy? Ah yes, parenthood.
– Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) November 13, 2019
12. If your child can open the door themselves in the middle of the night: Congratulations, you now live in a haunted house.
When your toddler can open the door themselves in the middle of the night congratulations, you live in a haunted house now.
– WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) November 8, 2019
13. If your brother is on the floor, you will lie on top of him. Such are the rules.
Listen, if you find your brother laying on the hallway floor, you lay on him, them’s the rules pic.twitter.com/67REzzH7It
– Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 21, 2019
14. I think I found something better than caffeine to wake me up in the morning: my child who wakes me up and says, “I think I throw up.”
I think I found something better than caffeine to wake me up in the morning.
My kid waking me up by saying “I think I’m going to throw up.”
– Stay at Homies (@stayathomies) October 21, 2019
15. 50% of parenting is deciding whether the sound is worth looking up.
50% of parenting is just trying to decide if that noise is worth walking up all of those stairs.
– Sarcastic Mommy (@ sarcasticmommy4) November 13, 2019
You can find more anecdotes of this kind in the article 15 Parents who share their everyday life with children, and in the article The normal madness: Everyday life with children.
These 12 shameless parents and these 16 brazen parents, who are not a bit ashamed, prove that the problem is often not always the children, but rather the parents themselves.
And the fact that children are sometimes annoyed by their parents is shown by these 15 children, who also do not have it easy with their parents.
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