Being a parent seems really hard. Like, scarily difficult. I think it is probably one of the hardest things a person can do. First of all, it is one heck of a time commitment. We are talking at least 18 years, baby! And in this economy, probably way more than that, too. And it's not just a physical commitment, but an emotional one, and a huge financial one too. I think parents probably sacrifice more than anyone on the planet.
And that is why it can take people a while to be ready to have kids. It is a lot to think about. Some people decide they never want kids, and that is totally cool, too. I respect that decision so much. Whether you are just working up to being ready to take the plunge into parenthood or you have discovered that it is something you never want, these tweets, from people who are definitely not ready to be parents, will make you feel less alone. They are funny, for sure, but they are also so so real.
Parenting isn't for everyone.It takes a special kind of person to not completely lose it when they're face to face with a crying baby. Needless to say, these people still have some time before they're ready to have kids.
First day with my tamagotchi app , it's dead already . #notreadyformotherhood— Tracy Bidyk (@Tracy Bidyk)1371445770.0
Nurse: *handing me a newborn* You got this? Me: Sometimes I have to dig through the trash to re-read the instructions for mac 'n' cheese— Mommy Cusses (@Mommy Cusses)1493693710.0
hey guys i missed my dogs first birthday yesterday #badmom #notreadyforkids— Paige Henschen (@Paige Henschen)1537392992.0
Dog throw up
Dog throws up on his bed so I proceed to throw his whole bed away #notreadyforkids— Tyler Terry (@Tyler Terry)1456979230.0
When you get distracted by a jacket and a stranger has to help your niece on to an escalator! #notreadyforkids #badaunt— monkeynic (@monkeynic)1469912172.0
Baby throw up
I tried cleaning my baby cousins throw up..dub I gagged like 10 times. #notreadyforkids— Stephanie M🦋 (@Stephanie M🦋)1451260089.0
I think kids are cute when they're babies and maybe again when they're like 6 but all the other times they're monsters. #notreadyforkids— Celena Kinsey (@Celena Kinsey)1432749674.0
I think love is when you accidentally lock your cat in the closet for awhile and she still wants to sleep with you at night #notreadyforkids— Ashley Guck (@Ashley Guck)1407201257.0
People - “when I’m pregnant...” Me - “you mean when you decide to let a parasite destroy your body from the insid… https://t.co/dHz59rOvIB— Jasmine Porter 🐋 (@Jasmine Porter 🐋)1515733372.0
Watched my lil sisters today, we colored, watched Doc McStuffins, and then tucked them in bed. Now I'm exhausted #notreadyforkids lol— Jessica Vega (@Jessica Vega)1338178576.0
Me: If I have a kid will you babysit it? @eliseisnotabot : hahahahahaha no #notreadyforkids— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth)1544152067.0
A little boy grabbed the chalk out of my niece's hands and I almost punched him l. #NotReadyToBeAMom— Kylie (@Kylie)1478919337.0
LaundryOK, this is crazy. She seriously was supermom because I don't imagine myself ever doing this, even if I do have kids. They can just wear dirty clothes if they have to.
Losing a little freshman in the corn maze #oopsie #irresponsible #notreadytobeaparent— Tyler Van Surksum (@Tyler Van Surksum)1348104104.0
Dead plantListen, I think plants are really hard to keep alive. I don't know if it compares to raising children, but the ability to keep plants alive eludes me.
Nutella in a shot glass
Nothing says 20 something like serving a 6 year old Nutella in a shot glass. #notreadyforkids— Kristen Rice (@Kristen Rice)1513889330.0
Too muchI know what this is like. Hanging with kids is super fun! If it's super temporary! And you can give them back after a couple hours and take a nap!
Me avoiding conversation with the little girl who lives next door 😂 #notreadyforkids https://t.co/lrDEzD2aUK— zooeykardashchanel☮️ (@zooeykardashchanel☮️)1523921180.0
Scratching belliesHey, did she think it was funny? Was she enjoying it? Then you're all good, sister. Scratch away!
As my sister was losing her tooth I told her to not talk about it bc It made me want to vomit..... #notreadytobeaparent— Angie (@Angie)1275103451.0
Shopping with kids
At Hobby Lobby, sound of breaking glass. Every parent in sight turns around, worriedly calls their children's names. #notreadyforkids— Jackie Borchardt (@Jackie Borchardt)1292116430.0
Last night my puppy wanted to play and I was so tired/over it. I put him in his crate with the door open and gave h… https://t.co/hDreaU0PZ9— Jordan Casanova (@Jordan Casanova)1523558315.0
Dream babiesDream babies can really take over your whole day. And they're not even real! Imagine how much you think about real babies.
We babysat my 5-year-old goddaughter last night & let me tell you this...nobody is hungrier than a child who has ju… https://t.co/440qZaSVXx— Beth Sturgeon (@Beth Sturgeon)1521298493.0
What to do?
Fam I'm babysitting for was supposed to be home at 5.... What do I do with the baby if they never come home? 😅 #notreadytobeamom— alex davis (@alex davis)1426373483.0
Puke in purse
This morning I watched a little boy puke in his moms purse as she was carrying him through the rain. #notreadyforkids— Rachel Reiss (@Rachel Reiss)1526907273.0
Why is everything to do with small children ALWAYS sticky?! #notreadyforkids— Natasha Clark (@Natasha Clark)1437247549.0
I carried baby Blair for 5 mins yesterday & i can hardly raise my arm as if ive done body pump 😭 #notreadyformotherhood— Karyn 🤸🏼♂️ (@Karyn 🤸🏼♂️)1498898358.0
My nightstand is full of coins, bobby/safety pins, etc. A buffet of things small kids eat. #NotReadyForKids— f o x x x x x i (@f o x x x x x i)1377987104.0