This week was awful.
There were moments of good.
Moments of hope.
Moments that made it feel as though humans might have shot to set things right.
Then a Twitter or Facebook feed refreshes or breaking news happens and the awful comes flooding in again.
Even in moments of despair, it’s important to find a reason to laugh, smile, or make a joke. Just to cut through all of the awful.
Hopefully, these parenting tweets and memes make people forget about the awful for a little while.
Just when I started to feel like maybe my mid-thirties haven’t been all that bad, I just yawned so hard (at 8pm) I pulled a neck muscle.
— Mommy Meme Jeans (@mommymemejeans) May 30, 2020
I have resting "because kids" face
— Kiss My Asperger's. (@snotnboogers23) June 5, 2020
My kid just turned 5 and went on a streak of good behavior because “I’m 5 now, daddy.” Anyway, that was a fun 30 minutes.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) May 31, 2020
“You’re such a disappointment,” my 14yo said after I assigned her chores, and I think she’s been talking to my mother in law a bit too much.
— Shannon Carpenter (@HossmanAtHome) June 4, 2020
My husband and I have non-traditonal marriage roles. I control the tv remote while he sighs.
— Rachel Noise (@RachelNoise) June 4, 2020
Every hour can be Happy Hour if you plan correctly
— Chris Illuminati (@chrisilluminati) May 27, 2020
My favorite is when my kids give me advice on cooking, driving, parenting, and everything else they've never done a day in their fucking lives.
— Stone Cold Daddy (@Stonecolddad316) June 4, 2020
I'm just a girl, standing under her ceiling fan, clicking it and wondering if it's on a low setting or it's actually turning off.
— Virginia McMurdo (@VirginiaMcMurdo) June 2, 2020
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2020 in a nutshell. But the pandemic will pass. Murder hornets will pass. Racism won’t, not from merely taking a day off from social media, or from watching a week of protests, or even from finally voting out a complicit and corrupt administration. We can’t be so busy patting ourselves on the back for being allies that we forget to keep fighting for the people who need our support. Black people don’t have the luxury of letting down their guard, and for that reason, we can’t go silent when the protests slow down and the media stops caring and the next horrible thing 2020 has in store for us pops up. Racism will endure until and unless we make sure it doesn’t. These issues are ingrained, institutionalized, and systemic, and it’s going to take a sustained effort – for generations – to enact real, lasting change and truly eradicate them. We have to keep speaking up, acting out, learning, listening, donating, and voting. And, as parents, we have to keep teaching. Our kids hear our words but they follow our example. We can’t let up. We can’t let each other off the hook. #blm #blacklivesmatter #enoughisenough #nojusticenopeace
I had a serious conversation with my 10-year-old. At the end of it, he asked what animals have butt cheeks, so I guess that went well?
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) June 4, 2020
This summer, don't forget to spend an hour building a fire outside and teaching your children how to roast marshmallows so you can enjoy that sweet, sweet feeling when your son tells you he prefers the marshmallows untoasted and your daughter throws up in the woods.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) June 4, 2020
My husband thinks I'm overzealous with the cleaning, but a friend is coming over and she might look behind the couch. We don't know.
— Felicia (@LostFelicia) June 4, 2020
Me: Do you offer contactless delivery?
1-800- Contacts: We’ve asked you to stop calling
— Son of Dad (@ThugRaccoons) June 4, 2020
pls don't bother me right now, i'm busy reading things that make me mad on the internet
— Ygrene (@Ygrene) June 4, 2020
Husband: What is today?
Me: I’m in no mood for your riddles today.
— Darlin’ Darla (@Darlainky) June 4, 2020
4 yo: Mommy, daddy put chocolate milk in his cereal.
Me: *coughing* Narc.
— dADDisms (@Beagz) June 4, 2020
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