Wondering if you’re cut out for this whole parenting thing? So are most parents.
Luckily, the funny people of Twitter have offered a peek at what parenthood actually looks like, tantrums and all. Do you like being constantly interrupted and never getting peace and quiet (even in the bathroom)? Here are 35 hilarious tweets that lay out similar scenarios for when you’re wondering whether being a mom or dad is for you:
Do you hate having a minute to yourself?— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 16, 2015
Then having kids is for you.
If you're the type of person who really doesn't like to repeat yourself, then parenting is probably not for you.— Oh · em · jeena (@gisherie) October 5, 2012
If you love to pack a picnic EVERY SINGLE TIME you leave the house, then having kids is for you!— Sarah B. (@yes_teacher) March 7, 2015
If you don't enjoy sleeping upright in a chair in 40 minute increments, then maybe parenthood isn't for you— Eric BOO!jamin (@ejbenjamin) December 1, 2014
If you don't like talking about scabs and explaining why you can't keep them for a collection, parenting isn't for you.— Nice Little Wife (@NiceLittleWife) September 4, 2016
If you like doing fractions at 7 am with someone who is crying then kids are for you.— SarieB+ (@jscbrownz) September 30, 2015
Do you get angry when the checkout tells you there's an object in the bagging area when there CLEARLY isn't? Then having kids isn't for you.— LaurenRP (@LaurenRP) July 1, 2016
If you like sleeping and having peace of mind, then parenting is not for you— Marcus Aguilera (@Marcus_Charming) May 15, 2016
Do you like warm food, hot coffee and TV programs longer than 3 minutes long?— Tom Reseigh (@Tom_Rez) April 25, 2016
Then fatherhood is not for you.
If you're looking for a life combining your love of 1st aid with your love of un-balling balled-up socks, great news! Motherhood is for you.— Krista O'Reilly (@krista_oreilly) May 26, 2014
If you like eating, shitting, and showering at superhuman speeds all while enjoying none of it, then maybe parenting is for you.— Creed (@novicefather) September 20, 2014
Unsure about having kids? Have your SO ignore you as you beg them to brush their teeth. If you remain sane, congrats! Parenting is for you!— Crooked Erika (@Scimommy) April 28, 2015
If you like cookie-butter, jelly, & turkey "sandwiches" made by an 8yo boy w/ questionable hand-washing, then maybe parenting is for you.— Leslie Marinelli (@TheBeardedIris) May 16, 2015
If you enjoy finding seven pairs of My Little Pony panties in a bird cage, then parenting is for you.— Maisy Fernandez (@Maisy_F) September 14, 2016
If your idea of a good time is to bathe a screaming toddler then clean poop out of the bath tub and start all over than parenting is for you— toddlermadness (@brittabee9895) January 23, 2016
If you like to buy gifts only to have the box be more entertaining for the recipient than the gift, then parenting is for you.— Two Boy's Mom (@twoboysmomlife) October 7, 2016
If you enjoy showering while someone repeatedly opens the bathroom door scream-crying about a minecraft fire, then parenting is for you.— Sarah (@Sarah_jbd) October 10, 2016
If your favorite way to get something done is with somebody asking you 100 questions about what you're doing, then parenting is for you.— Amy Kae (@AmyJoyKae) May 17, 2016
If you enjoy spending your weekends folding laundry nonstop then I'd say parenting is for you.— Carolina Price (@carolina_price) February 12, 2016
If you like hearing the same joke 700 times in a row, maybe parenting is for you.— nicole tersigni (@nicsigni) March 3, 2016
If you enjoy being told you're doing a 12-piece puzzle wrong then parenting is for you.— Toni Hammer (@realtonihammer) March 21, 2016
If you're not prepared to spend 1/3 of your day "watching this," then you aren't ready to be a parent.— Beau Coffron (@lunchboxdad) August 4, 2016
Do you like watching movies when they're broken up into 10 parts and watched over the course of 2 weeks? Then parenthood is for you!— Angel Esparza (@UptownSinclair) July 21, 2014
If you like being woken up at 5:15am by some 2 inches from your face asking "Are platypuses mammals?"— Jen Good (@buriedwithkids) May 15, 2015
Then parenting is for you.
If you like flushing toilets you didn't poop in then parenting is for you.— SarieB+ (@jscbrownz) January 6, 2016
If you like waiting to watch your TV shows until you are too tired to stay awake during your TV shows, then maybe parenting is for you.— callmestef (@callmestef1) January 25, 2016
If you hate repeating yourself over and over again parenting isn't for you.— Colin Willis (@ColinRWillis) June 15, 2016
-The more you know.
If you like showering with dump trucks and a used Band-Aid while moldy-headed naked Barbies stare up at your junk then parenting is for you.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) February 3, 2016
If you like walking to the bus in pajamas with a forgotten backpack, parenting is for you.— KL Bisbee (@BisbeeKL) February 12, 2016