r/Parenting Comes to Life in the Funny Pagesby Charlie Upchurch
The generation that created reddit has now birthed children ... who do hilarious things which their parents post on reddit! It's the circle of life, truly.
If you're a tired, stressed parent with a sense of humor about the wild adventure of raising functional, healthy and happy children, check out these real-life reddit stories, coupled with our favorite funny page versions of these parenting hurdles:
"You’ll either threaten to call CPS on me or laugh at me for being an idiot. I found out why my 3yo hasn’t been sleeping … So, ____ hasn’t been sleeping well the last week and he usually sleeps like a champ. I’m so exhausted but couldn’t figure out what to do or why it was happening. I chalked it up to him going through a phase when just a few minutes ago I was getting him a drink. I use those liquid water enhancers for him and I took a close look at the new one I bought last week and it HAS CAFFEINE IN IT. HE DRINKS IT ALL DAY AND I’VE BEEN PUSHING HIM TO DRINK MORE AT NIGHT TO HELP WITH HIS FRIGGIN COUGH." — reddit user Bixnok
— Submitted by reddit user bibliophile 398
— Submitted by reddit user justminick
"I was helping my seventh grader clean out his backpack tonight, and noticed he had a UV pen. I asked him what he did with it, and he looked me dead in the eye and said earnestly, “I draw penises on everything. Nobody knows I do it, except me.” I knew I shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist cracking up." — Submitted by reddit user sudo_nymn
"My son just hit 21 months, and he knows a lot of sounds. Now he gets the normal sounds: car (vroom and beep), bird (tweet) ... and more. But now, you ask him what Netflix says, and he'll say to you "Buh bum!" I have a nagging suspicion that I let him watch too much TV ..." — submitted by reddit user MattProducer
"Last night my ten year old asked me to talk to him in his room. "Mom, I'm really angry at you!" "Okay, why?" "I don't know." "Is it because I asked you to hang your clothes." "No." "Is it because I told you you can no longer have your screen on because you are taking too long?" "No." "Then why are you mad?" "I guess I don't have a reasonable reason to be mad." Then he was perfectly fine. I, on the other hand, had to hide in my room to keep from laughing. Poor mixed-up hormone-laden child." — submitted by reddit user Licsw
“My son looked at me with a deadly serious expression.
Son: Mom? What do you think would happen if you had two butts?
Me: I don’t know.
Son: It’d get real hard to sit on the toilet.
He broke out into riotous laughter.” — submitted by reddit user KawaiiTimes
"One of my neighbor’s pet hens died a few months ago. Kid (2.5 y.o.) found the concept of death deeply disturbing. Who’d have thunk, I know. She initiates convos about death at least once a week. 'Mom, when you’re dead, they put you in a hole, right?' '… Yes.” “But in the hole there’s only your body, right?' '… Yes.” “But WHERE DO THEY PUT YOUR HEAD THEN?'" — Submitted by reddit user mariemarion
At least we can all rest easy knowing that no matter what mistakes parents make, they're usually pretty universal. Occasionally, they're universal, and hilarious at the same time. High fives to all the hardworking parents out there!