Having children is not always sunshine and rainbows.
Usually, when two people are in love, they want to grow a family together. They want to see what a miniature version of themselves would look like. Even though having children is a beautiful experience, it is also a huge responsibility. Sure, everyone wants to see cute little kids making adorable faces and running around the house lifting up everyone’s spirits, but nobody wants to deal with the diapers, sleepless nights, and unnecessary tantrums.
Children can really get on your nerves sometimes and that is the bitter reality. They can be irrational and moody. They can be rude and you just can’t deal with them some days. And that is completely alright because no parent is perfect. If you ask actual parents what it is like to have kids, they will tell you that it is a rollercoaster ride. But it is worth it in the end. Scroll down below to see 17 parents on Twitter that were hilariously honest:
1. They already know what to say.
*Loud crash from another room*
— Mom On The Rocks (@mom_ontherocks) November 13, 2019
2. The basics of cooking.
Me: What’s the first rule of cooking?
4: Don’t put your hands in your butt.
— The Salty Mamas (@saltymamas) November 13, 2019
3. A new generation.
Me: ok so what’s the 411 on this game
10yo: the what
Me: you know 41…oh right. you don’t know. It means information becuz we used to have to dial 411 on the phone to get someones phone # or address.
10yo: so u mean what’s the google then?
Me: yes. exactly.
— Dadman Walking (@dadmann_walking) November 11, 2019
4. Lemons > Stuffed animals.
Me: *spends time picking out stuffed animals I think my daughter will love and get attached to*
My daughter: *sleeps with and carries around a lemon*
— Fossilized Tree Resin (@Jamberee13) November 13, 2019
5. My mother used to wrestle me while doing my hair.
[My mother-in-law comes up behind my 10yo and starts brushing her hair]
*Looks over her shoulder*
10yo: Oh sorry, I thought you were my mom.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) November 16, 2019
6. Bananas suck.
Parenting is a lot like buying 4 bananas and watching them get gobbled up in one day.
Then buying 8 bananas the following week and watching them rot on your counter because ‘No one likes bananas mommy.’
— Moderately Mom (@momtribevibe) November 14, 2019
7. And the questions. Please. Stop with the questions!
I’m convinced that my 6yo thinks if she stops talking for more than 30 seconds a bomb will go off like in Speed, it’s the only explanation
— SpacedMom (@copymama) November 13, 2019
8. I was type B.
Please choose one of the following school picture packages:
C. Wtf happened to her hair?
D. My child is a serial killer holy shit how did I not see the signs
— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) November 12, 2019
I’m not going to lie, I was really excited to have children of my own with the person that I love. But after I visited my cousin when she had her fourth baby, I’m sort of scared to have kids. I don’t think I’ll be able to deal with it. It really is a huge responsibility and one should really think about it before even considering having children. Scroll down below for the rest of the tweets:
9. I guess we will never know.
What’s it like when your kids listen to you the first time you say something?
No. I’m asking. What’s it like. Someone please tell me.
— Vision Booooooored👻 (@VisionBored1) November 14, 2019
10. That is definitely not the person.
I don’t know started the saying “life is short” but it definitely wasn’t a parent waiting for a child to “do it myself”
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) November 4, 2019
11. You’re really evil.
My revenge plan is mainly encouraging my daughter to make lots and lots of home made crafts so that she can bring them to her schoolteacher to display in her classroom.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) November 8, 2019
12. It feels like forever.
I was 27 when my son was born 4 years ago.
I’m 42 now
— Dr. Funkenstein (@pilau) November 13, 2019
13. Very bold move.
Oh you’re into extreme sports? I just took two kids under the age of 5 grocery shopping. So, same.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) November 15, 2019
14. Can I please just sit in one place for 5 minutes?
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
15. That is me on a daily basis as well.
5-year-old: I’m mad.
5: I DON’T NEED A REASON.
She’s living her best life.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) November 17, 2019
16. Ahh, this is the life.
Ahh, just standing here sipping my coffee, listening to the sweet sounds of my oldest two children fighting first thing in the morning while the baby tries to eat the cat food.
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) November 18, 2019
17. Monkey see, monkey do.
[walking into elementary school]
Me: Hi I’m dropping my daughter off for Kindness Club.
Teacher: Well, Kindness Club doesn’t start for another 15 minutes so-
Me: THIS IS BULLSHIT
Daughter: THIS IS BULLSHIT
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) November 13, 2019
What is your opinion on having children? Do you think it is worth the struggle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.