Guess I'll just stare at the wall then.
Like wines, kids seem to ferment with age. Except there's nothing "fine" about their Cabernet Soverygross or Pee-yoo Noir. Their clothes become deeply infused and we're the ones left to "enjoy" and launder their vintage stankiness. What if there were descriptions for the "bouquet" coming off kids' clothes written like wine enthusiasts describe their adult grape juice? Via: How to be a dad
Looking to feel like you're over the hill and there's no way to go but down?
You've come to the right place.
Welcome to your nightmare! No one seems to relate to a majority of these 'old'-school items and we've spent nearly the entire day upset about it.
Scroll, if you dare.
This moms allowance method for her kids is serious mom goals and weren't totally not surprised that it went viral.
Meet Shaketha Marion McGregor, a single mother of three (Jahkeem, 13, Takeia, 10, and Serinity, 6), who has a unique system when it comes to getting things done around the house! A system in which she creates all the household jobs that are in need of hiring, and lists them as 'open positions'. There's even a resume and interview process!
This mom has thought things through! With a hiring board that's filled with open positions the kids could apply for, they fill out their resumes (including how much they want to be paid for the position), and then have to ace that interview with the boss (aka mom).
This is simply brilliant for so many reasons. Instead of handing out allowance due to constant nagging from her kids, McGregor is insisting life-long lessons in the value of money, and how the real world works.
In an interview with Today, McGregor shared insight to her process, "One of the things I asked was, 'When can you start?' Serinity said she could start right away and my 13-year-old needed a few days because he wanted to hang out with his friends. She was far more professional."
She also added that Jahkeem, her son, had some excellent and important questions, "He wanted to know if I was taking out taxes and how much."
And her 10-year-old, Takeia, took a different route during the interview process, she spoke with an "exaggerated British accent" during her interview. "I think she thought it made her sound more polished and desirable," McGregor said. "She really thought it would help her."
Honestly, this looks like something all future parents should practice at home and we, personally, wish that we had this invaluable experience when we were growing up. Then, maybe we would've aced a lot more of those resumes and interviews.
All in all, this mom is killing it. You can follow McGregor at This Mom Means Business Inc..
Story via Today
And it's the cutest.
Live from New York, it's 'Live from Snack Time'!
Cowit is sharing honest thoughts kids have and/or say. While most of the quotes are pretty darn insightful, for a kid, some are simply hilarious, others are strange, but ALL of them made us smile.
#HardThingsForParentsToAnswer has gotten all the parents on Twitter tweeting some really funny and relatable questions that kids ask!
Which one can you relate to most? For us, it's probably the "why?" question over...and over....and over...and over.... you get the point.
What would you add to this list?
Do you hear that? That silence is the joy of no kids around. Treasure it. Having kids isn't for everyone, and we are totally OK with that! Here are some of our favorite child-free tweets that will make anyone who doesn't want a baby LOL. Or at the every least, exhale more air from your nose.
Oh man, this kid will be horrified to learn about this when he grows up! Redditor user, u/sothishappened2, messed up or rather "TIFU" (which is an abbreviation for 'Today I F**ked Up') by letting his son take in his mother's menstrual cup for show and tell.
To be fair, the dad had no idea what the cup true purpose was until it was too late.
At least it was an innocent mistake that everyone found hilarious -- including the mother! Read the story below:
The kids are finally back in school! Well, some are. And the parents cannot contain their excitement, as well as, humorous 1st day stories, and the joy that is back-to-school shopping.
If you have kids, you know. If you don't, this is what you're missing out on! Enjoy!
And honestly, samesies.
#KidThingsIStillEnjoy is trending on Twitter and we've gathered some sweet nostalgic kid things that we all never grew out of -- and thank goodness for that! Hold onto the kid in you for life, folks.
Let's keep them coming, what kid things do you still enjoy? Let us know in the comment section below!
Homesickdotcom is a new Instagram account full of sad, homesick letters kids send to their parents from sleepaway camp, proving that not all kids are having a happy summer. The account was started by two New York sisters named Aliza Licht and Ilana Yunis who hope that the campers' families take away something positive from the letters.
Kids are the ultimate savage roasters because they're honest and don't hold back. At all.
But it does make for some funny and interesting stories! And for that, we are grateful.
If you're in the mood for more everyday kid shenanigans that parents have to deal with, check out these tweets from this week!
And when we say nonstop, we mean nonstop. Trade lawyer, @scottlincicome, tweeted "Nobody tells you parenthood is basically an infinite series of petty negotiations," and it struck a chord in many parents who then shared their own recent petty negotiations with their kids.