Smiling father carries his young child on his shoulders

5 Funny Tweets that Sum Up Being a Dad

Parents love to talk shop. How often do dinner parties with friends become like support meetings for people who’ve admitted they are powerless in the face of child-rearing? Parenthood is addicting, and our children’s cuteness does nothing to help us change the topic from parenting to anything else. Every parent knows that there’s no feeling like your baby smiling back, or your child’s first steps, or (admit it) the first time they went on the potty willfully – my latest parental fix.

I’ll be the first to confess that I’m “addicted” to parenting. Thanks to social media, I know I’m not alone. In honor of National Parenting Awareness Month, check out these humorous admissions from other parenting addicts:

While it’s certainly fun and sometimes crazy to raise little humans, all of these real parent moments can be summed up in a quote from Umberto Eco, “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

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