As every parent knows, kids can be remarkably fickle when it comes to food. Seemingly on the slightest whim dietary requirements can drastically change, now your little bundle of joy will only eat foods that are orange, for example.

Luckily, for the majority of kids fussy eating is just a phase. We all know that it just comes with the territory, and we need to find creative and funny ways to get around it.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of hilarious tweets from parents in the midst of dinnertime dramas, if you’ve had kids yourself you’ll be sure to raise a knowing smile (or grimace). Check them out below and tell us your experiences in the comments!

#1

Parenting Food Tweet

Playing_Dad Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

My mother did that to me and I did that to the floor and I will be doing this to my children cuz it's just good parenting

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#2

Parenting Food Tweet

rubywoo09 Report

Pamela
Community Member
3 years ago

This is giving me flashbacks to my my mom doing the same thing LOL

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#3

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Well Played, Kid.

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#4

Parenting Food Tweet

Playing_Dad Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Depending on where you buy the meatballs, this is not really unlikely.

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#5

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Give the girl some credit that Planters guy is really cute

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#6

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Happens to the best.

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#7

Parenting Food Tweet

ValeeGrrl Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Technically, you might even "peel" the M&M.

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#8

Parenting Food Tweet

MamaFizzles Report

Mackie Braden
Community Member
3 years ago

Boy, I’ll say it counts. But there’s always the old “Fine, you can go to bed hungry.”

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#9

Parenting Food Tweet

simoncholland Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess the key is to live in a world without past and future...at least until they are four years old this is reality for children.

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#10

Parenting Food Tweet

aaroncomedian Report

Dani Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

Savage

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#11

Parenting Food Tweet

PaperWash Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Losing to children can have a comforting outcome.

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#12

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

abbie
Community Member
3 years ago

We all love pizza

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#13

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

He has a point.

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#14

Parenting Food Tweet

DaddyJew Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

There is quite a point about all this odd-formed children food. I guess you get pig-formed vegan treats as well as pineapple-designed beef jerky.

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#15

Parenting Food Tweet

Brianhopecomedy Report

Vincent Van Laaren
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes...same here..

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#16

Parenting Food Tweet

FatherWithTwins Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, come on. Yeah, might smell, might be gross, but if you hate it so much, just tell the kid to go fart in the bathroom and come back.

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#17

Parenting Food Tweet

yenniwhite Report

Mikleo
Community Member
3 years ago

The things you are not allowed to have, are always better.

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#18

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Jonathan. S
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like kids are always "ritually sacrificing" stuff

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#19

Parenting Food Tweet

MyMomologue Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

And breakfast.

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#20

Parenting Food Tweet

JimGaffigan Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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The interesting question is how old your children are. 4? I recommend cutting them. 8? Well, that's life. 12? Well, parenting does not work so well for all...

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#21

Parenting Food Tweet

ConanOBrien Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Obviously, you need to tell them as well that your growing belly is a "state-funded infrastructure project".

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#22

Parenting Food Tweet

PinkCamoTO Report

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds a lot like Erma Bombeck.

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#23

Parenting Food Tweet

simoncholland Report

Paulette Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Toooooo funny. I spit my ice tea out !!!!!!

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#24

Parenting Food Tweet

vbelknap Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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See it positively: they are concious about their food!

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#25

Parenting Food Tweet

HowToBeADad Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

nom nom nom nom

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#26

Parenting Food Tweet

mommy_cusses Report

Markus McCloud
Community Member
3 years ago

GLaDOS: Except I wasn't laughing.

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#27

Parenting Food Tweet

Six_Pack_Mom Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

So the Fidget spinner worked. Kudos!

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#28

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

Mari Louw
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm in!

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#29

Parenting Food Tweet

iamspacegirl Report

Hanaé Thouvnn
Community Member
3 years ago

This sounds like every cat I have had. "Hey, HEY, give me some of your food, it's probably delicious... thanks human but this is disgusting. HEY I bet this piece is AMAZING, give me some".

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#30

Parenting Food Tweet

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Mikleo
Community Member
3 years ago

Marinated monkey butts might be a delicacy somewhere.

just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

With just a sprinkle of hedgehog thorns on top !

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Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

My mom's answer to what's for supper was always "dirty socks and vinegar". I've heard some other fun ones. I think I like "marinated monkey butts" the best though.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, I might be intrigued to try a marinated monkey butt if I was 6 years old

Cat Nip Gal
Community Member
8 months ago

I still would...

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Amanda
Community Member
3 years ago

My dad says "squirrel guts" or "possum" or (even better) "snufflesnarts" (idek what that is)

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
3 years ago

If I asked my mum what's for dinner she always said "Shit with sugar on it". Classy my mum

Simone Henry-Utecht
Community Member
3 years ago

Think about it, for kids that may sound great.

Madeline Bublik
Community Member
3 years ago

Marinated monkey butts is almost positively going to be a delicacy somewhere

Arlene engel
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

Laura Sherman
Community Member
3 years ago

What my mom used to say to us kids: Us: What's for dinner? Mom: Food Us: What kind of food? Mom: Good food. We gave up.

Eunice Potter
Community Member
3 years ago

😅😂🤣

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Crap on a cracker.

Dave Elswood
Community Member
3 years ago

That takes me back, I haven’t had monkey butts since I was a kid lol :)

Sue Crosby
Community Member
3 years ago

If we asked my mother what was for dinner she would reply Pig shit and doulama. Still have no idea what she meant. And I’m 60.

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#31

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Before my niece was born I didn't know that you can destroy the entire who's with one washable magic marker

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#32

Parenting Food Tweet

DadandBuried Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The only comfort is that all parents need to do this.

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#33

Parenting Food Tweet

JessLint Report

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
3 years ago

Descriptive talent .... that kid will be a writer

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#34

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

This sounds too much like me but I don't even have kids ...I just say it to myself !😂😂

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#35

Parenting Food Tweet

ValeeGrrl Report

Mari Louw
Community Member
3 years ago

Watch the salt... Watch the salt! WATCH THE SALT!

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#36

Parenting Food Tweet

PetrickSara Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

This could've been my family...

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#37

Parenting Food Tweet

FatherWithTwins Report

Gavin Ivey
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazingly, 1 cracker can turn into 10 lbs of poop, too!

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#38

Parenting Food Tweet

EverydayGirlDad Report

Mikleo
Community Member
3 years ago

Now you just need a dog to clean your shirt.

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#39

Parenting Food Tweet

sarcasticmommy4 Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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Nope, it is annoyance actually.

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#40

Parenting Food Tweet

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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Funny tweets notwistanding, metaphorically calling your children your problems is just sad.

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#41

Parenting Food Tweet

FatherWithTwins Report

Dani Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

When my son was almost 2, I caught him chewing on our dog’s rubber bone. And yet they survive.

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#42

Parenting Food Tweet

ValeeGrrl Report

Var Vas
Community Member
3 years ago

can you tie my shoe lace?

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#43

Parenting Food Tweet

moooooog35 Report

Ian Bodey
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah I like kids but can't eat a whole one...........

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#44

Parenting Food Tweet

iamgreenfield Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine too kiddo. Mine too.

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#45

Parenting Food Tweet

FatherWithTwins Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

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The african way. Go eco!

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#46

Parenting Food Tweet

sarcasticmommy4 Report

Paulette Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

I do that with the dog!!

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#47

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

If you just take those squares and stack them into a sandwich fort, leaving out one wall and having a roof, then you put all the other snacks/food inside the fort.... sometimes that works. Or said 4 yr old just flattens out the fort with their hand and you have to start all over again, lol

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#48

Parenting Food Tweet

2questionable Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

hell yeah marshmellows make everything better.

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#49

Parenting Food Tweet

mompsychologist Report

Smoofy
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats nice. I know some 5yo that would've just started hitting each other lol

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#50

Parenting Food Tweet

Six_Pack_Mom Report

Angelina Wilkins
Community Member
3 years ago

Mom, is that you?

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#51

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

the same *senseless* renewed optimism ;)

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#52

Parenting Food Tweet

TheGladStork Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Future high cuisine critique.

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#53

Parenting Food Tweet

MamaFizzles Report

smerv
Community Member
3 years ago

"THIS IS NOT SOME REALITY TV JUST EAT IT!!!"

#54

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

She ain't wrong.

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#55

Parenting Food Tweet

AndyAsAdjective Report

Karen Cromarty
Community Member
3 years ago

So helpful

#56

Parenting Food Tweet

WalkingOutside Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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I guess they come on various flavours.

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#57

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

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What an egoist child. And he/she's 6! Where's his/her sense!

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#58

Parenting Food Tweet

ParentNormal Report

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep... sadly, completely Yep...

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#59

Parenting Food Tweet

KateWhineHall Report

Laura Sherman
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds like you're late for everything until next year XD

#60

Parenting Food Tweet

yenniwhite Report

Vincent Van Laaren
Community Member
3 years ago

Do they actually have 2 matching socks? we just let them wear different socks and call it haute couture :)

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#61

Parenting Food Tweet

dshack8 Report

antoniosoda
Community Member
3 years ago

That should not be true. I know this is a funny post, but cheese and ketchup are not the food kids diet should be made of.

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#62

Parenting Food Tweet

XplodingUnicorn Report

Ashiah Rainwing
Community Member
3 years ago

Let them dress it and they'll eat practically anything.

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#63

Parenting Food Tweet

LurkAtHomeMom Report

TheReader19
Community Member
3 years ago

You ain't even started to waste money yet!

#64

Parenting Food Tweet

UnfilteredMama Report

#65

Parenting Food Tweet

carrieunderwood Report

Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

it's like that for the first few years... then they start devouring everything that isn't nailed down.

#66

Parenting Food Tweet

Dadpression Report

Ashiah Rainwing
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine couldn't wait to get it over with.

#67

Parenting Food Tweet

Jenn_H_Scott Report

Alison Denny
Community Member
3 years ago

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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#68

Parenting Food Tweet

DesignerDaddy Report

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yes, the Spicy phase, haha, don't miss this one at all! Hang in there!