We already know that being a parent is a mission not for the faint-hearted. Feeling drained by sleepless benders and coming up with ingenious recipes to get your little ones to eat, since all they want is everything except what you have, are just the tip of the iceberg.

In reality, things get a whole lot more complicated and funny in this one-of-a-kind journey we call parenthood. But who are we to say so—in order to find out what’s really going through the coffee-fueled heads of moms and dads, let’s take a look at hilarious “Welcome To Parenthood” tweets that have been surfing around social media lately.

Both painfully ironic and hilariously spot-on, they will make you cringe, laugh, and feel some much-needed empathy for all those parents on duty whose lives are working in constant overdrive. Psst! More funny parenting tweets can be found in our previous posts here, here, and here.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

OMG yessssss, It drives me bonkers. Everyday my son makes at least 2 things that he wants me to keep and ooh and ahh over. If I even mention throwing stuff away it ends in tears.

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Barrie
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4 months ago

A great hiding place for som Me time, along with the kitchen!

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Sam Bass
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4 months ago

15 minutes of showering is my "me time". #twinlife

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To find out more about the joy and challenges that parents have to endure, Bored Panda reached out to an expert in the field, Anisa Lewis. Anisa set up “Positive Parenting and Coaching” in order to help transform the lives of families by equipping parents, children, and carers with the practical strategies to overcome their individual family’s challenges.

The parenting expert explained that there’s no rule book for parenting, “therefore, there is no right or wrong way to parent.” In fact, what is right for one family won’t fit for another. “Parent guilt, usually brought on by comparing yourself to others or the idea in your head of how you ‘think’ parenting should be, needs to be stopped right now!”

But there are many widespread misconceptions about being a parent, like “that it is ‘easy’ and will come to you naturally,” Anisa said and explained: “parenting, just like anything that is important to us in life, has to be worked at and studied (for want of a better word).”

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

No truer words spoken.

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Marc
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4 months ago

My wife and I had two cats before our first daughter. That's why there wasn't much left that the kids could have destroyed. Whereby the combination of cat and child equals the effects of a tornado in the home.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

This must be talking about dad’s not mum’s because we all know finding clothes with pockets is like finding a needle in a haystack. My handbag is the tiny garbage can.

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No matter your child’s age, as a caring and nurturing parent, you have to make sure that you give the best to your little one. Anisa urges parents to “shower your child with love, give them boundaries, routines, and laughter and you are already winning at parenting.”

However, it’s sometimes easier said than done. The parenting coach explained that the pressure on parents to “juggle parenthood, work, home life, and showing up for themselves” is tremendous. “We are asking parents to effectively do 2 or 3 full-time jobs, some of which they are not qualified to do,” she added.

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ravina nimje
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4 months ago

Im single and still made that happen on multiple days.

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LeighPig
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4 months ago

Ends?! This is me by 10am! Haha

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Hahaha, yup. I have only recently started doing this and have been wondering why I didn’t start sooner.

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In order to hold onto your own sanity, Anisa suggests “prioritizing each day what you can do to keep the important juggling balls up in the air and some, for the time being, may just need to sit quietly, laying in wait for a time when you can pick them up again.”

This is especially true in the times of worldwide pandemic, when the challenges parents face are greater than ever, like isolation, juggling, and monotony.

“We need people (yes, even the introverts) and when you are respecting the rules of your country and keeping your distance, this does not allow for the levels of physical touch that we need to feel connected to those around us.”

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Justin Patel
Community Member
4 months ago

Great. Thanks. A LOT.

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lenka
Community Member
4 months ago

and sticks and leaves and shells and seed pods and dead flowers and bugs and .... literally everything else they spot whilst out on a walk

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Tabitha L
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4 months ago

The picture on the left is awesome. I wish she was still with us. Gone too soon.

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Toasty
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, this one hit home. At least half the laundry loads now a days have some sort of urine content to them.

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Micah Patchen
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4 months ago

Pro tip: fill up the juice/milk cup before you sit down. You will get an extra 30 seconds of sit down time. Then the little poops will just start drinking it dry in one go and you will still have to get up

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Gary French
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4 months ago

My little boy does this all the time. Bless his 18 year old cotton socks!

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Sabse
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4 months ago

Sleeping on the carpet, while you are used as a hindrance for the toy cars.

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Amy Jo Buchanan
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4 months ago

Lol yeah my little nephew fell asleep with his neck hanging over the car seat and I commented to his mom on how UNCOMFORTABLE it looked and was she sure thst he was just sleeping? 😂

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

Except for makeshift toys which are the garbage you are not allowed to throw away.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

I am lucky, I get to finish my meals but I am the last to be served and my food is slightly cold.

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E Menendez
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4 months ago

Including - Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

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LuckyL
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4 months ago

She's only 8 month at the moment. Right the the fridge is already a graveyard for her dad's unfinished drinks... Now I'm a little afraid

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Mohsie Supposie
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4 months ago

... and Lego hazards

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Mike Rodrick
Community Member
4 months ago

Have you never heard of duct tape? Silence is golden; duct tape is silver.

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Phoenix
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4 months ago

Example: Your kid wants water, simple right? Do you fill up a cup/bottle, you bring it to them and they complain you did it wrong with no explanation. (Talking from experience)

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

I have actually learnt to get over the guilt whenever I am away from the kiddies. Took me many years but now I relish and enjoy my time without any guilt or worry.

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Micah Patchen
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4 months ago

THIS!!!! why??

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s for my hubby to do.

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AppleDragon
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4 months ago

The something is boogers...

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Linus Nilsson
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4 months ago

7 am: make coffee 9 am: remember that you made coffee pour a cup. 1 pm: pour the cold, untouched coffee down the sink, make a new one 5 pm: pour a cup, heat in microwave 6:30 am, find your cup in the microwave, pour it out

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John and Brandy Keippala
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4 months ago

I actually laughed out loud!

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Kristof De Smet
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4 months ago

Except for the crafts table

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C C
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4 months ago

Yay! Me time!

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

I am my kids playground.

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

D. In your pocket/handbag (ready to be shown on demand any time, day or night, 7 days a week)

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Neva Nevičica
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4 months ago

I am 37 and i am obviously still a kid :(

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The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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4 months ago

I hate fireworks. They are loud, pointless and bad for the environment.

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Robin DJW
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4 months ago

I NEVER felt guilt about what I had to decide for my kids. You have to just accept from Day1 that you are not perfect, and all you can do is be prepared to stand by the decisions. Guilt is the most destructive emotion. Learn to beat it back.

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Michelle Brandt
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4 months ago

Nope, wrong shirt. Followed closely by "not those pants, I want the other pants!"

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Orange
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4 months ago

true

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E Menendez
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4 months ago

And it will be in front of a group of strangers while waiting in line...

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Orange
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4 months ago

wut

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Downunderdude
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4 months ago

Or you're late for work and when you drop your daughter off at childcare, she alights from the car rather like I think nice ladies in the Jane Austen era alighted from carriages, pausing in a genteel way half way out of the car to admire what a nice day it is and your head explodes.

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Robin DJW
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4 months ago

When I retired I was gifted with a balloon bouquet. I brought them home and set them free. One of the mylar ones stayed on the ceiling for over a year. It was wonderful.

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Mohsie Supposie
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4 months ago

And then you have crusts of 15 loaves of bread to deal with.

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4 months ago

I met a lady who had 8 children including 2 sets of twins. I asked her how she kept her sanity, she responded "sanity is over-rated" with an evil smile :)

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Frank Smith
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4 months ago

The bottom half of the tree is ornament free to keep them away from curious hands.

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Mohsie Supposie
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4 months ago

Never! Just when you think you are done with the kids, you have Grandkids. So, yeah... NEVER!

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Downunderdude
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4 months ago

Or you press the button on the kettle for your morning coffee and then go to put on a load of nappies and press the button again and go to referee a fight and then press the button again and hang the nappies on the line and then press the button again and clean up vomit and then press the button again...and it's bedtime.

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Kristy Nelson
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4 months ago

But then you'll worry because you can't hear them!

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