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25 Tweets That Prove Dinnertime Is the Worst for Parents

Parenting is hard. There are the sleepless nights, the crushing responsibility, the cost, the heartache and the worry. Despite being an immensely important job that makes your heart feel full, parenting comes with many challenges. In fact, one might go so far as to say that pretty much everything is just harder once you’re a parent. Shopping, cleaning, showering… It all sucks!

By far one of the most difficult times in a parent’s day is dinnertime. Dinnertime is one of those special vortexes of parenting life that is absolutely soaked in fuckery. From even the earliest days of feeding your newborn, to the struggles of trying to get your older teen to just eat one fucking vegetable, the simple act of trying to feed your family is by far one of the most daunting tasks in a parent’s wheelhouse.

This is on top of the fact that it’s essential to life. By definition, caring for your children includes feeding them… daily! How fucking offensive! Then add in clothing them, entertaining them and trying to keep them clean and out of trouble. For fuck’s sakes, I’m only a mere mortal here.

From figuring out what to feed them, to getting them to actually eat what you make, dinnertime as a parent is a shitastrophe of epic proportions, each step more difficult and soul sucking than the last.

The following is a list of 25 tweets from parents who’ve been there, who are there and who know the very specific and relatable struggle of dinnertime as a parent.

1. It’s where good intentions go to die

2. Unlike most things, it doesn’t get easier with practice

3. By the time dinnertime comes, we’re all just phoning it in

4. It’s undeniably the way to your family’s heart

5. Your kids will never be happier than when you put in the least effort

6. The only saving grace is the cool nicknames


7. Dinnertime–bringing people together since that “too salty” stew of 2012

8. Don’t like my pace? Make it your damn self.

9. It’s like being in front of a panel of tiny asshole judges

10. I’d love it if you could stay out of the kitchen so as not to crowd the cook(ies)

11. People don’t understand the work we put in to make this magic happen

12. Some things are certain in life, like death and taxes and always having to feed these people


13. Ok, but real talk- breakfast for dinner is the shit; 10/10 would recommend

14. Dinnertime is a multilayered tragedy

15. Seriously. When will it ever end?

16. It’s like being a slave but unpaid. That’s nice

17. Why is it so hard?!

18. I’m not a liar, but in the clinic anything goes

19. Ask me literally anything else please


20. Fun fact: If it’s called “dinner” they won’t like it. #facts

21. It’s technically healthier than a pizza, so you’ve got me there


23. Look kids, this isn’t a concierge *fetches more snacks*

24. If you mom really hard, then it can be considered a hobby *yayyy*

25. At dinnertime the less you know, the better it is for all of us

Hey, if all else fails, at least there’s always tomorrow to try again! And the next day. And the next. Forever and ever.

Make sure you share this shit so your fellow parents can see they aren’t alone. At the very least, it might give them something to read while they smuggle biscuits in exile in the kitchen!