Fatherhood comes with plenty of challenges but also lots of love and happiness. As a dad, you can share many memorable moments with your kids, such as reading them bedtime stories and watching them take their first steps. No words can describe how it feels to become a parent for the first time. However, these dad tweets will offer a glimpse into the rewarding, exhausting, and hilarious world of parenting.
Fatherhood requires tons of patience and understanding, that’s for sure. Most kids have a lot to say, and it’s crucial that they feel heard. They may get on your nerves sometimes, but you’ll remember your child’s stories fondly someday.
These Twenty Tweets About Fatherhood Will Make Sense to Every Dad
Imagine being 5 minutes from the end of the longest movie ever & it starts over because it forgot something. That’s my kid telling a story.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) February 19, 2019
You can feel good about eating frosting on a salad if you’re on a diet! Children say hilarious things and make life seem a lot less serious. Plus, they make you see things from a new perspective sometimes!
My 6-year-old called ranch dressing “salad frosting” and now I’ll never call it anything else.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 3, 2019
If you’ve never busted your car speakers to tune out your kids, you haven’t truly experienced fatherhood. It doesn’t mean you’re ignoring your kids if you need a break from them sometimes!
If you’ve never turned the volume on your car stereo up to drown out the sounds of your kids, are you really even a parent?
— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) March 12, 2019
All fathers already know that their little girls run the household. You know they mean business when they put on the princess dress!
Wife: She’s wearing her princess dress. Pretend you’re her servant.
— Daddy’s Digest (@daddysdigest) February 7, 2019
Fatherhood means keeping your kids safe at all costs. But sometimes, they can get a bit clumsy (or maybe they just like body stickers!) If you’re missing a box of bandages, now you know why!
Our youngest lightly bumped into something if you’re wondering why she’s wearing 37 band-aids.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 10, 2019
Young girls often have a feisty streak, so don’t take it to heart if you’re a dad. She’ll grow out of it someday! Watching your children grow up is one of the most challenging parts of fatherhood. Even if they act defiantly sometimes, remember to cherish every moment you have with them.
My 8 year old daughter can already read at a 5th grade level and ignore me at a 12th grade level.
— The Baron (@baronvonbike) March 7, 2019
It’s no secret that most children today have smartphones at a young age. Putting on shoes doesn’t seem as fun when you have the world at your fingertips! Fatherhood teaches you patience and makes you realize what’s truly important. While technology can help children learn valuable information, it can also distract them. Try to limit your child’s smartphone use, so they don’t become too dependent on it.
Crazy how my 3-year-old can expertly maneuver the Android operating system but can’t put on a flip flop.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) February 18, 2019
Toddlers say the darnedest things sometimes, don’t they? One of the best things about fatherhood is listening to what comes out of your kid’s mouth. If this is your child, you might want to sleep with one eye open!
My 3 year old asked how long he had to wait until he could stop listening to me. I told him he had to listen to me for the rest of his life. He looked me dead in the eyes and said, “I’ll listen to you for the rest of YOUR life.” Toddlers are cold-blooded, man.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) August 19, 2019
Kids today have unprecedented access to technology and can figure it out quickly. Getting them to eat their food is another story, though. If your child struggles to finish their food, make sure to eliminate distractions at mealtimes. This strategy will make it easier for them to focus on eating.
My 2-y-o can figure out how to work the TV remote, but can’t find his mouth while eating spaghetti.
— Matt Brennan (@SpiralingMatt) June 14, 2015
Fatherhood means saying goodbye to the glorious days of sleeping in on weekends. It’s great if children want to feel independent, just not at 5 AM on a Saturday!
[5:45 AM, in a harsh whisper]
Daddy, don’t worry, you can sleep. I’m making my own breakfast, how do you turn on the oven?
Me: I’m up.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 21, 2015
Fathers should always accept their children’s unique strengths and gifts. Raising a child also means allowing them to explore their imagination, even if it’s a bit wild at times. Every child is intelligent; they just express it differently depending on their personality, interests, and upbringing.
My youngest is being tested for the gifted program at his elementary school and my other son thinks his toothbrush is haunted.
— Post Eric (@ericsshadow) March 25, 2016
Being a dad also means repeatedly watching your child’s favorite movies. Every parent knows the movie Frozen by heart at this point. In fatherhood, you quickly learn to save quality movies until after the kids fall asleep.
Don’t ask me if I’ve seen a new movie.
I have four little girls.
If there wasn’t a singing princess in it, the answer is no.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 11, 2016
Getting your kids to eat their food can feel like pulling teeth. But this dad seems to have the perfect trick up his sleeve. Making sure children finish their food seems like a universal struggle in fatherhood. Hopefully, this tip helps any fathers out there who have picky eaters!
— Dave Lesser (@AmateurIdiot) September 1, 2015
Fatherhood means making sacrifices for your children sometimes, as this Tweet explains. You’ll consider the grocery store a fun weekend outing as a parent. Plus, it’s become trendy and acceptable to stay home rather than go out. What more do you need when you have Netflix, food delivery, and comfy pajamas, anyway?
Having a kid can get expensive but I save a lot of money by not going out or doing anything fun ever.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) April 21, 2016
Most parents want their children to eat nutritious, healthy foods. But when you have to make it yourself, it isn’t always easy. If you don’t have the energy to pack lunches, you can always get pre-made meals delivered. Some delivery companies have started making healthy meals for children, another benefit of the times.
1st week of school: sandwich cut in a cute shape, sliced fruit, encouraging note.
Last week of school: handful of croutons wrapped in foil.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) May 21, 2015
No list of fatherhood experiences would be complete without this one. If you have kids, you probably can’t remember the last time you slept in on Saturday. Don’t worry – as your kids get older, they will outgrow the need to bombard you on weekend mornings.
[Saturday 6:13 am]
Daddy I know you wanted to sleep in but the TV won’t work & I can’t open the milk & the dog puked & I think I’m bleeding
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) May 30, 2015
Everyone learns how to raise children at their own pace, and honestly, you never stop learning. There’s no such thing as a perfect parent, after all – just a parent who tries their best. Those car seat instructions never seem to make sense, anyway.
[finally gets the car seat installed correctly]
Me: Where’s the baby?
Wife: In college.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) October 12, 2015
For some reason, kids seem to hate bedtime passionately. Honestly, you will miss these sweet routines of fatherhood one day.
I don’t get why people think getting kids to bed is hard all my son needs is:
A drink of water
4 songs from Daddy
A trip to the potty
Superman flight to bed
An inventory of his stuffed animals
2 more songs
Look at my watch for 45 seconds
And all of this 7 more times
— TwinzerDad (@TwinzerDad) March 17, 2019
Raising a child is a huge responsibility and often requires canceling nights out with friends. But for introverts and homebodies, it’s a blessing in disguise.
hey guys, thanks for inviting me out for drinks tonight but do you remember a couple of years ago I had that baby? well, he’s still around, so no
— The Dad (@thedad) March 9, 2019
A big part of fatherhood involves getting your kids out of bed and ready for school. Some children love school, but others grow tired of the routine. This kid will have a rude awakening when he enters the adult world!
Me: Get up.
Me: It’s Monday.
6: I can’t do this every week.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 25, 2019
Final Thoughts on Tweets that Describe Fatherhood
Fatherhood marks a significant turning point in a man’s life. The focus shifts from individual pursuits to the family’s needs, especially if you have young children. While being a father requires many compromises, it’s also one of the most rewarding aspects of life.
Adults tend to take life very seriously, and children can help remind us to lighten up sometimes. They have so much energy. And as these Tweets prove, they can make us laugh when we don’t even feel like smiling. They always have something funny to say and bring a sense of innocence back into life. What do you enjoy most about fatherhood? Join our discussion on Facebook.