Back before the Internet, parents had no choice but to keep their hilarious observations about raising the next generation of humans all to themselves.

Now, thankfully, we have Twitter.

It's the perfect place for parents to communicate and commiserate with one another.

And their tweets are seriously hilarious. Here are some of the best parenting tweets on the whole dang Internet!

Whoops.

via: Reddit

Look, as a parent, you have a lot on your plate. It's OK that you forgot to have a lesson specifically about owls.

Do we really belong here?

via: Reddit

This one really makes you think, huh? Maybe we're not meant to be at the top of the food chain.

Impressive!

via: Twitter

That's nothing. I once heard a child recount a single commercial for over an hour.

Lies!

via: Twitter

(Feel free to substitute "shoes" with any other applicable noun.) This next tweet features a brilliant parenting hack!

This is genius.

via: Twitter

Now we just have to figure out how to get them to actually clean their rooms. More testing is needed.

How DARE you?

via: Twitter

What kind of horrible parent would put a child's favorite foods into one conveniently-sized, easy-to-eat package? What a monster!

Pinterest perfect.

via: Twitter

If they get bored with that, tell them about the new game I just invented. It's called "Let's See How Many Dishes Will Fit in the Dishwasher!"

Preach.

via: Twitter

And then you say exactly what every other parent has said throughout history: "I could have done that!"

Just another day.

via: Twitter

This is definitely one of the most endearing things about kids. That being said, you're never too old or un-cool for your own zebra mask! This next tweet features one of the dumbest things you could possibly say.

*Facepalm*

via: Twitter

This never goes the way you think it will. Mark my words: You will regret this decision.

If I *had* to choose something...

via: Twitter

Can you even imagine this level of luxury? It seems like something you did once, in a dream.

We've all been there!

via: Twitter

Everybody knows those things don't really count. Ditto for anything you said during a long car trip.

There's not enough time for that.

via: Twitter

Oh, you didn't think staying hydrated was a luxury? You must not have children.

You can never leave.

via: Twitter

You can either sit there for hours and pretend to drink tea or risk a tantrum. Choose wisely. This next tweet is a little too real.

You're welcome.

via: Twitter

Having children is a great way to keep yourself humble. 'Cause you know they'll be happy to point out all your flaws at the drop of a hat.

From "Awww" to "UGGGHH!"

via: Twitter

It could have definitely been worse. I guess I'll take what I can get.

Consider them deFEETed.

via: Twitter

Hm. Well, that would slow them down.

Nice try, dude.

via: Twitter

Did they forget who cooks their meals and scares away the monsters under the bed? That 4-year-old better watch what they're saying, if you ask me.

Make it stop.

via: Twitter

Everyone loves playing in the sprinklers. For a while. Share this with a fellow parent!