Well, another week has come and gone, which means another seven days of parenting! A lot can happen in seven days, and if you're a parent, multiply that by a thousand. You'd think that after being a parent for some time, there's nothing that could surprise us. Well, you'd be wrong. Every single day, our kids find new and surprising ways to completely knock us on our butts. Never a dull moment, right? Thankfully, we're not in this alone. We have parent friends to commiserate with, and of course we have social media to help us see the humor in it all. The funniest parenting tweets from last week each nail how weird and hilarious and frustrating this whole thing is. Laugh so you don't cry!
Kid: "We're supposed to get snow tomorrow, & my teacher said school will probably be cancelled! Isn't that cool?!"— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) February 12, 2019
Oh man. Winter is brutal on parents, and the last couple of weeks have been a special kind of hell. Can it stop snowing? Please? For more than a day or two at a time? We need these kids to go to school. Like ... NEED. Snow days are only fun for kids.
And for my next trick I'll turn my kids into starving, dehydrated philosophers who also need to pee a lot, by simply using these two magical words, "It's bedtime."— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) February 13, 2019
What is it about bedtime that makes kids completely lose their minds?! Sleep is awesome, and we wish they'd be more into it. And now, dear child, we don't want to dissect the meaning behind the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Go to sleep.
I’m helping my daughter write valentines to her class and children’s names these days are completely out of hand.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) February 12, 2019
Last week, parents around the country sat down and helped their kiddos write out their Valentine's, and probably wondered how a name could have eight letters and only one vowel. Seriously, get it together, parents.
*wearing my Tacos Are My Valentine t-shirt— Ms. Havisham (@MissHavisham) February 13, 2019
7: Isn’t Dad your valentine?
Me: I think the shirt says rather clearly that tacos are.
7: Tacos ARE really good.
Me: This is why you’re my favorite.
Listen, we sort of think Valentine's Day is a sham, but when it comes to tacos, everyday is Valentine's Day! You should make sure your kids know that tacos always have a place in your heart. And that place is higher than most people. Sometimes that place is higher than them.
Roses are red— The Dad (@thedad) February 10, 2019
Violets are blue
Tonight when the kids are in bed
We can watch something that isn’t Cars 2
Remember all those amazing adults-only shows you keep hearing about and have added to your watch list so many times even Netflix is getting sick of it? Those sound awesome, you should watch one. After all, the Disney Channel goes into reruns after 8 p.m.
“I had my kids close in age so they would have someone to play with,” she yells over her children’s incessant fighting.— Jessie (@mommajessiec) February 12, 2019
It certainly sounded like a good idea at the time, but we may have underestimated how much fighting there would be. So much fighting. ALL THE FIGHTING. Starting to think there's something to the whole one-and-done thing.
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