Social media may be the place to paint a perfect picture of your life, but sometimes you simply have to share the struggles as well.
This is especially true for parents. As much as they love sharing the most angelic moments of their kids’ lives, they don’t shy away from posting something cringy or embarrassing that’s happened. Especially if it’s hilarious at the same time.
Below are some of the best situations parents of 4-year-olds have encountered and shared with the world on Twitter. They sum up the reality of a life with a toddler pretty well, in case you were wondering what it was like to have one.
4yo: Can you read me one more book?
Me: No kiddo, it's time for bed.
4yo: But I'm a curious woman. And reading books helps me learn things and be smarter. Don't you want me to learn things and be smarter?
— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) December 2, 2018
My 4yo has met his younger brother for the first time. Walks up to the crib, pats him on the leg, and says, "You'll get through this," then walks away.
this goddamn shrimp
— the gRINCHupeco who stole Christmas (@RinChupeco) August 11, 2018
Every morning my 4yo tells me it’s a “blank day” because nothing good or bad has happened yet. At night, if anything remotely negative happened, she pretends to throw the memory into a garbage can to make room for more good memories.
So basically she’s already smarter than I am.
— Akemi Dawn Bowman (@akemidawn) November 26, 2018
Audrey (4yo): Daddy, what’s 100 minus 1?
Audrey: What’s 40 million plus one?
*10 seconds of stunned silence*
Audrey: Wow daddy, you know a lot of math.
— Brian Wecht (@bwecht) December 2, 2018
4yo’s doing some magic.
4yo: Did you see me put that ball under that hat?
4yo: Try to forget.
— Laura Pearson (@LauraPAuthor) June 3, 2018
4-year-old: Did you know you can put cheese on anything?
4: *intense whisper* ANYTHING.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 19, 2017
4yo: You're a good dad.
4yo: You'd be better if you said yes more.
4yo: Can I have ice cream? Think about what I said.
— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) June 20, 2016
My 4yo is playing in a large box.
Me: “Is that your rocket ship? Your castle? Your voyaging boat?”
4yo: “Nope. It’s my garbage can. I live in it.”
Dream big kid.
— boujie native 💫 (@kloqowej) November 27, 2018
Me: Audrey, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Audrey (4yo): A music player, just like you!
Audrey: And I can play in your band!
Me: Yes please!
Audrey: And then when you die, I can take your place!
— Brian Wecht (@bwecht) November 12, 2018
4yo: *spills goldfish crackers on the floor*
Me: please pick them up
4yo: but the doggy can do that
Me: we dont have a dog
4yo: *patting 2yo bro on the head* "Nice doggy"
— Andrew vG (@tenwattandrew) June 9, 2018
If you ever want to see how patient you are, watch a 4 yr old try to zip up their jacket. You should be canonized for sainthood after that.
— Danielle Herzog (@martinisandmini) February 22, 2016
My 4 yr old daughter continues to ruin me….
Stood quietly in a que at the bank….
4yo- “daddy has that lady got a big baby in her tummy?”
** Fat man with long hair turns around and looks at her **
— The Acoustic Cop (@acousticcop) August 10, 2018
My 4 year old son asked me why I was putting on makeup and I said "To make me look pretty." He replied "I don't think it's working."
— Chutup (@Chutup) September 23, 2017
4yo running around outside in full Batman regalia.
Me: “you can't be out in the rain at this time of night”
“THIS CITY NEEDS ME, JESUS CHRIST!”
— Kendy Crush 🇪🇺 (@KennedyConnolly) June 13, 2018
4 was laying on the dining room floor…
2yo: Are you dead?
4yo: No, I'm not dead. I'm resting my feelings.
— Caffeine, Chaos & Grace (@cafchaosgrace) November 6, 2018
My 4yo is playing pretend with his dinosaurs and the daddy dinosaur just constantly says “I’m old let me rest.”
— Creed (@chemical_scum) June 14, 2018
Overheard my 4yo explaining 'barefoot' to her little sister: "we call this bare feet because we're not wearing shoes outside, just like bears." 😂🐻🌲
— Jess Bleakley (@JLBleakley) July 16, 2018
Audrey (4yo) and I saw a big rainbow flag while in West Hollywood today.
Audrey: Daddy, what’s that?
Me: A rainbow flag. It reminds us that there are lots of different kinds of people in the world & that we should love everyone.
Audrey: Well I already love everyone, so I WIN.
— Brian Wecht (@bwecht) August 20, 2018
My 4yo just asked me if I was there when we went to Disney 6 weeks ago for 5 days, so I’m obviously making a huge impact in her life.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) November 7, 2017