Parenting is a mix of wonder, joy, angst, exhaustion, and the desire to tell others all about it. To be heard. Understood. Maybe that's why so many moms and dads turn to Twitter to describe their everyday highs and lows. It's a place where people listen (if you use the right hashtags, of course). But little do they know, we're interested in these stories as well!

Every month, Bored Panda collects the best parenting tweets, and September 2021 was no exception. From a funny idea for a toddler clothing line to a quick guide on how to keep your home clean, here are the ones that have caught our attention.

If you've fallen behind on the series, fire up our earlier collections: August, July, June.

As you can tell from some of these pictures, kids can get really creative with their shenanigans. So it's perfectly normal if your little ball of sunshine catches you off guard.

"When parents don't know how to respond, it's really valuable to take some time to give yourself chance to assess the situation rather than reacting in a rush or on impulse," Anna and Luciana, two moms from the UK and creators of the parenting blog In The Playroom, told Bored Panda. "Especially in difficult situations as sometimes spur of the moment rash reactions can make things worse."

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Chhapiness Report

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i would love to be grandma, but i'm only 35 and no kids in sight

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Just like each child is unique, so is every parenting problem. There is plenty of advice on raising kids but no definitive guide, and you never really know if something that has worked for another family will apply to yours as well.

"We all make mistakes sometimes, so apologizing to your child and admitting that we don't always get it right, gives them a good example and helps to build trust in the relationship," Anna and Luciana said. 

And when everything is said and done, don't forget to tweet about it! "It's definitely important to talk to others in similar situations to get useful advice and to feel less alone," the mom duo added. 

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

wickettred Report

Francis
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Vicks doesn't get bad. it will survive us all :D

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

BunAndLeggings Report

Diana Eriksson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did that too, or I'd make them really ugly. My Nintendo 3DS from when I was 7-8 has my family as Miis and a separate category of my family as their "mean" versions. Every time I was mad I'd make them uglier lol

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Wordesse Report

Skara Brae
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like living near an airport. You learn to stop noticing engine noise.

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#19

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

kevinthedad Report

Skara Brae
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... and figured out how to get rid of squirrels.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

BunAndLeggings Report

katrina hunt
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had to explain to my mom that she could just hang up. I don’t deserve my mom 😭🥰🥰

#22

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

LizerReal Report

KJ
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Shut up or I will end you biatch."

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

dad_on_my_feet Report

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ever notice, how parenting books are always written by people, who either don't have kids, or who's kids are well behaved ? Where is the book on how to get your demon to stop doing a crab walk on the ceiling ? :D

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

michimama75 Report

Laura Mende (Human)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And when there is no more room in hell, the devil will give you two screaming babies and a non-stop ticket to New Zealand. 😂

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#30

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

simoncholland Report

River Webb
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if I pretend they don't exist they'll go away

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Dad_At_Law Report

Skara Brae
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't forget to knock over a glass of milk for her to really get the full experience.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

motherplaylist Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know this is a joke, but clothing like that really exists. There are some companies that make adapatable clothing that's intentionally designed to be worn any direction. It's generally for adults and older kids who have disabilities that make getting clothing on the "right" direction really difficult.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Wordesse Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A dollar bill IS adorable... and even more adorable than that is a HUNDRED dollar bill!

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#37

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

IDontSpeakWhine Report

April Caron
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Story time: I made a pan full of brownies. They were on the counter, still cooling and hadn’t been sliced into squares yet (important). One of my foster girlies asked if she could have one. I said yes. Later, I went into the kitchen to discover 3/4 of the pan of brownies gone. I looked at her and said, “I told you ONE brownie!” She gave me this incredulous look and responded, “Yeah. But you didn’t say how big it had to be.” Touché, kid. Touché.

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#38

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

mommymemejeans Report

Lexi Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Conversation between me and my 19 year old niece: "I love your sweater, I want one like it." "Thanks, I got it at Costco for $9!" *awkward silence "Costco!? You can buy clothes at Costco?"

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#39

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Dad_At_Law Report

Isidien Gudmundsdottir
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A "Just around the block" walk with my dad was like a walk with the foreign legion in the Sahara Desert, that man could walk for days!! He was a Marine....

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

AshleyRParker Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Eh, it's reality. She'll have bigger dreams when she gets older. I had a ~14yo tell me (seriously) that her life dream was to work at Subway. It was extra hilarious because it was something she could conceivably do in a few months or a year if she still wanted to. She didn't. She's now 20, in college, and studying for a career that doesn't involve sandwiches.

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#47

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

maryfairybobrry Report

Lori Ballard
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son called me Dude. My mom got mad when she heard it and told me to have him call me mom as dude was disrespectful but I told her my son tells me everything so if he wants to call me dude I'm good.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets September

jenniferweiner Report

Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🧠🙏 (Thoughts and prayers. As required.)

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#50

Funniest Parenting Tweets September

Chhapiness Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some kids desperately need plans for the day. It can help them immensely with transitioning between activities. I'm sorry this parent had a bad experience, but don't take this advice as universally applicable.

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