What would the title of your parenting memoir be?
I'd probably go with:— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) July 20, 2019
Is It Monday Yet? #AParentingMemoir
Many were, perhaps predictably, about sleep - or lack thereof.
Just 20 more minutes of sleep, please.— Andrew Kelly (@askellyphd) July 20, 2019
Somebody already wrote mine. pic.twitter.com/2nOSWa06DM— Sarah W. Lenhoff (@sarahlenhoff) July 21, 2019
Are you getting any sleep yet? and other "polite" questions people ask new parents. #AParentingMemoir— Emily Penner (@EmilyKPenner) July 21, 2019
Poo featured prominently:
Is that poop?— Cassie Boness (@Cassie_Boness) July 21, 2019
Many included the oh-so crazy things we find ourselves saying to our kids:
To borrow a favorite line from my wife:— Bill Blume is not at SDCC😿 (@BillTheWildcat) July 21, 2019
NO BLOOD ON THE CARPET; THAT’S ALL WE ASK
Don’t Throw That (Or Your Brother)!— Christine Pelfrey (@pelfreypages) July 21, 2019
"'Don't put peanut butter on the cat' and other batsh!t crazy things I NEVER thought I'd ever say"— Puggle Wrangler (@kahm81) July 21, 2019
(Other possible opening gambits: "I know you like it but penises are private!" or "Put your shoes on and get the tiger off of my bed")
I have *actually* said (yelled) all of these
And the question we often ask ourselves:
Is this normal?— Selin Gülgöz (@selingulgoz) July 21, 2019
Sheer survival was also a key theme:
They survived until adulthood and other remarkable stories— J PoehlmannTynan (@poehlmann_tynan) July 21, 2019
Everyone is still alive: a success story.— Joe McPhee (@JoeBMcPhee) July 21, 2019
And truth bombs were dropped:
The Days Are Long, But Vacations Are Even Longer— Dan Vock (@danvock) July 21, 2019
The day I lost all privacy— Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, Ph.D. (@zra_research) July 21, 2019
Nonlinear progress: parenting toddlers— Matthew Thompson (@mthomp_soc) July 20, 2019
One mum admitted her eldest had already named hers:
My eldest already named it when he was six: pic.twitter.com/GLXxYo1e23— Kim Cavill (@sexposparenting) July 21, 2019
There were also many variations of "I have no idea what I'm doing".
Making Shit Up: My Life as a Parent— Dr. April O'Brien (@april_rhetor) July 21, 2019
And, of course, wine.
And Then There Was Wine— Olivia Loch 🇨🇦 (@Olivia_Loch) July 21, 2019