As a dad, there’s nothing better than hearing from other people who can empathize about or articulate some truth from the wild world of parenting. It helps you understand that fatherhood is a shared pursuit and, well, that crazy stuff happens to every parent. There’s no better display of this than on Twitter, where dads regularly share the funny, silly, frustrating, and truthful events that happen in their lives. Here are ten of the best dad tweets from this week.
I just spent 3 hours trying to solve this Rubik's Cube before my son told me it's an apple. I may need a nap.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) December 5, 2017
Life’s Biggest Questions
5-year-old: *stares off into space*
Me: What's wrong?
5: What happens if a kangaroo jumps on a trampoline?
Me: *stares off into space, too*
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) December 7, 2017
What’s The Secret?
Parenting is easy once you learn the secret. For the love of god, please tell me the secret.
— TheAlexNevil (@TheAlexNevil) December 5, 2017
Up All Night
Sometimes late at night, if you listen real carefully, you can hear parents removing batteries from annoying toys.
— Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) December 4, 2017
Dreams Come True
Good news: if we ever leave my 7yo HOME ALONE, it will be at least ten hours before he looks up from the iPad & realizes everybody's gone.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) December 4, 2017
Elf on the Shelf Placement Ideas
• bottom of a trashcan
• inside a lit fireplace
• in a hole dug in the yard
• left unpurchased in the store
— Andy Herald (@AndyHerald) December 4, 2017
Where Are Your Manners?
Me: Jack, can you put your toys away please?
Jack: No thank you daddy.
Well, he may be disobedient, but at least he has manners eh?
Sad to announce that I’ve been asked to resign by the Neighborhood Dads for putting up my Christmas lights with duct tape. 🙁 pic.twitter.com/WaB2wIt3cy
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) December 7, 2017
A lot of people use "Elf On a Shelf" to keep their kids in line during the holidays. I use a different yuletide disciplinary method – I call it "Yelling At Them The Same As Always But Now I'm Standing By A Slowly Dying Pine Tree".#Festive
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) December 5, 2017
A Feline of Questioning
My kid did an interview with her cat pic.twitter.com/PCdnBTiRNs
— Paul (father of the more famous Gabi) Duane (@MrPaulDuane) December 4, 2017