18 Hilarious Parenting Stories That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
These parents get it.
How old are you?
My three-year-old great-great niece is a difficult eater. To get her to eat, I will ask her how old she is and she will say, “I am three years old.” I will then tell her she has to have three bites of whatever she’s eating. She wanted some whipped cream—a treat she loves—and so I asked her how old she was. “I am three years old,” she said. I told her she could have three squirts. Her face became very serious and she whispered, ” I am four years old.” —Barbara Korpa. These funny tweets about parenting are sure to make you laugh.
A busy woman
My favorite moment raising my children happened while tucking my daughter into bed. Jeanne told me she went to the nurse’s office that day with a classmate who had just lost a tooth. Unfortunately, the nurse said, “You know, your mother is really the tooth fairy.” My daughter looked up at me and asked if that was true, and I said, “Yes.” Then she asked, “How do you fly around to all the houses?” —Maryann Zacchea. These are our favorite funny true stories about tooth-fairy mishaps.
My six-year-old son came home from school and notified me that they had gotten a new student in class. He said that she was from Sweden and spoke two languages. When I asked him what they were he thought for a few seconds. “Swedish and um, and um,” he stammered. Then he smiled brightly and said, “Swedish and human!” —Sheila Bregg
Thanks, big sis
After I had our second child, I was anxious to get home from the hospital to show my five-year-old daughter her new sister. When I got out of our car, I asked my daughter what she thought of her new sister. She looked a little disgusted and replied, “I told you that I wanted a puppy!” —Pam Vogel
Like most dads, I imagine, I’d always assumed that my three-year-old son looked up to me like to a superhero. Until one day, that is. Having picked up my son from nursery school, I saw that our bus home was about to pass us and decided to make a run for it. When we were safely aboard, I noticed that my son was staring intensely at me with his big, blue eyes. “What’s the matter?” I asked him still out of breath. Instead of answering, he simply leaned into my ear and whispered: “Daddy, I didn’t know you could run.” —Tanni Haas. Don’t miss these 14 short stories about the world’s kindest dads.
‘A’ for effort
I’m not the world’s greatest cook, so I’m always trying to add to my repertoire. I’ve realized, though, that there are only so many recipes you can make with ground turkey and chicken. One night after dinner our son told me he didn’t like dinner. My husband quickly got after him and told him he needed to say something nice to me. He thought for a minute or two and nicely said, “Thanks mom for trying.” —Karen Heldt
Don’t do that, either
When our son was about three, we discussed the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street. We had a dog, Flower, who loved to play in the yard of our rural home. One day, Flower got away and was hit by a car. We carried her into the lower level of our home awaiting the veterinarian’s arrival. Sadly, she passed away. I explained to our son that Flower did not look both ways before crossing the street. After a few minutes, I asked him, “What is Mommy trying to teach you?” He quickly responded, “Don’t die in the basement.” —Ann Brothers
Fit for a queen
When one of our grandsons was about eight years old, he announced at a family gathering that I treat my wife like a queen. Hmm. I puffed myself up and asked him a question, expecting that the answer would give me similar stature. “Since I treat her like a queen, what does that make me?” His immediate response? “A servant.” So much for my ego. —Jim Bartos. Ready for even more laughs? These stories of hilarious mistakes kids have made are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.