Raising kids is hard work. You rarely have time for practically anything, especially socializing. So when parents do get those rare two minutes of peace and quiet, it's no wonder they want to tell everyone about the ups and downs they've experienced with their little pumpkins. And girl, can they articulate!

For one of our favorite and longest-lasting series, Bored Panda has compiled the best tweets moms and dads made this November. From honest confessions to clever jokes, you don't even need to be a parent to get them. These mini stories are so relatable, we all can appreciate them.

For more, check out our older lists: October, September, and August.

#1

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lenka
Community Member
1 month ago

That expression is priceless. That is a kid who stands firm on her principles. Good job!

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#2

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Better than playing Kardashians.

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Moms and dads making fun of their struggles on Twitter isn't a bad thing. With school, housework, and the kids' after-school activities taking over their time, parents got a lot on their plate. It's easy to become socially isolated from the outside world when your everyday life is so hectic and make a mistake or two. Accepting and laughing at them allows them to move on.

Vicki Broadbent, for example, successfully juggles a thriving business with raising a family, and she said owning your hiccups is just a part of the journey. "When I mess up, I hold my hands up, admit it, and explain to my children what happened ('Mummy shouted because she was tired'). I also always apologize," the founder of Honest Mum and author of Mumboss, told Bored Panda."It's a strength, not a weakness to say sorry. Being honest about my failures with my children humanizes me as a parent and, most importantly, it normalizes making mistakes. They're a natural part of life and we're all learning and growing. I want my kids to know that while I'm teaching them the difference between right and wrong and the importance of empathy and forgiveness."

#3

Parenting Tweet

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

Looking forward to the sequel to this.

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#4

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

Ain't a parent discalaimer here but I wholly approve of this message.

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#5

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Dog: Mom! How could you just stand there and let them invade my private domain without even lifting a finger to stop them? I’m supposed to be your carpet critter, not them! Oh, the betrayal!

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#6

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha, I can't think of a better time to explain the difference between stomach and uterus.

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Vicki said that her family genuinely has a lot of fun. They sing, dance, watch comedies, and always strive to seek the positives in life. "We as parents don't take ourselves too seriously and laugh at ourselves so our children follow suit." Keeping a family together is a lot of work. But offers so many opportunities to have a good time, too, so why not use it?

"Having children is truly a gift," Vicki said. "It gives you as a parent a second chance at childhood. You can live vicariously through your kids; you can see the world anew through their young eyes, and best of all, you get to eat more candy (!) and lose your inhibitions more (I've been known to dance around the supermarket)! It's a maternal right to embarrass your kids, right!"

#7

Parenting Tweet

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Nor
Community Member
1 month ago

(Evil laugh)...welcome to parenthood

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#8

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ShriSha Kamboj
Community Member
1 month ago

dont be shy....tell us what happened

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#9

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

So that’s why people said pets are better than children

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The mother is fully aware that having kids is a huge responsibility but like everything in life, she always questions herself, 'Am I having fun?'

"Childhood is a short and precious window to be enjoyed so we as parents must protect this time for our children and harness happiness where possible."

#10

Parenting Tweet

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Jokes aside, Parenting School is a must

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#11

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

Its been 8yrs. He hid the cyborg fact for 8yrs. Time to ask his family to beam him up.He's learnt enough and can't stand emotional humans.

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#12

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure a case is enough?

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#13

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ZAPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

If you can't take me on decaf, you don't deserve me on my coffee.

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#14

Parenting Tweet

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Genius.

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#15

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Missing your socks all the time.

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#16

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait till she starts playing "Jasons".

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#17

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Marcellus II
Community Member
1 month ago

You had a baby that was never awake in the dark? And you dare complain!?

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#18

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Davja
Community Member
1 month ago

He's not wrong...

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#19

Parenting Tweet

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Beth Lovett
Community Member
1 month ago

True really a cow makes its own steak 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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#20

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep. This 100%

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#21

Parenting

Chhapiness Report

Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

Smart Man.

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#22

Parenting Tweet

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KarmaKing42
Community Member
1 month ago

A fate worse than death.

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#23

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

The worst disease

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#24

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Beth Lovett
Community Member
1 month ago

Must be the only man to ever read instructions 🤣🤣👌👌

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#25

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
1 month ago

And their dad sounds like them so you say a casual greeting instead of a polite one

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#26

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Nicole Sundquist
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh thank God. I thought it was just me. Mom of 16, 12, 11, 9.

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#27

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Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

🤦‍♀️

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#28

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Davja
Community Member
1 month ago

Smart kid!

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#29

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Nicole Sundquist
Community Member
1 month ago

My OCD goes into overdrive when I watch the kids put the ornaments on the tree.

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#30

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KarmaKing42
Community Member
1 month ago

How dare you!

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#31

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Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll answer that for you kid. It means triumph, joy and glee. Oh and also the sadness of the chicken that was slaughtered only to be processed and included in 3% of the actual "chicken" nugget.

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#32

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Not as bad as "Mom, why are you friendly to the woman you always call the Walmart Witch? "

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#33

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jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 month ago

Works for husbands too

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#34

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
1 month ago

Me breaking up a fight : Day 1- he looked at me and I don't want him to Lok at me. Day 2- I want to play with him and he don't want to play. Day 2950 - nurse I want to give back this kids and change it for puppies instead.

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#35

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Robin DJW
Community Member
1 month ago

Early awareness of fractions... Encourage this child!

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#36

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 month ago

Nevermind the pouring, just take the bottle

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#37

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like you’ve got a budding entrepreneur there. Well, depending on exactly HOW she came into such a fortune, that is.

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#38

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

The most accurate description of “Eau de Bus” I’ve ever heard.

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#39

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ZAPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

Dude just tell them it's dad tax. They understand. First time you inform them of it, they express outrage, and you just remind them they gotta pay bills for the roof, water, and wifi.

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#40

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

Cancel culture runs deep in this family.

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#41

Parenting

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KarmaKing42
Community Member
1 month ago

You're on a roll!

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#42

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Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Need an ice?

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#43

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
1 month ago

My personal favorite moment was standing in court for a traffic violation, actually a Minor fix it ticket inspection . And my three year old sprang one of his at that time, chronic, horrible, gushing nosebleeds. ( He was fine we figured out, weak veins in his nose) I didn't have my big bag of kid stuff, because I knew the security wouldn't allow it. All I could do was whip off his white t-shirt and hold it to his nose, while talking to the judge. Judge was like "do you need a continuance?" " I spoke absolutely the truth. " Judge, let's just get this done, I really don't want to have to bring everyone back up in here again". The judge let me pay the bare minimum and gave me a month to do it. Thanks judge Riley, you are a sweetie!

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#44

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, the front of Macy’s is the jewelry, makeup, and perfume sections, so he told you that you smell good. Take. The. Compliment.

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#45

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
1 month ago

That's the worst insult in my house at the moment. If I hear someone calling the other baby, I better run to stop the fight.

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#46

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Alethia Nyx
Community Member
1 month ago

I can imagine my dad saying this

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#47

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My Name Is Mars
Community Member
1 month ago

My 17 year old refers to me as "bruh" or "dude". It's actually pretty hilarious.

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#48

Parenting

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

And your shirt is a handkerchief/napkin/blank canvas to draw on (usually in indelible ink), as well.

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#49

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it was 'what?'

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#50

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish I could do both. I have only the blonde one.

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