Last week, I saw a mom in the middle school drop-off lane still wearing her pajamas.

And the week before that, I saw a kid throwing a tantrum in public while my kid was also throwing a tantrum in public.

Each of these brief sightings kept me going for another day. That’s really all it takes.

Because parenting is hard. Really hard.

And on the really hard days, the ones where we question whether or not we’re even qualified for this job, it helps to know we’re not the only ones out there struggling.

Unfortunately, Pajama Mom and Other Brat aren’t always there when we need them.

On those days, we thank the universe for Twitter.


1. The ‘Nothing You Do Is Good Enough’ Days


2. The ‘A Plague on BOTH Your Houses!’ Days


3. The ‘Talk In Code-She’s Listening’ Days


4. The ‘Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom!’ Days


5. The ‘No, Honey, I Didn’t Know That’ Days


6. The ‘WHY AREN’T YOU HOME YET?’ Days


7. The ‘Oh My God He’s Still Talking About Minecraft’ Days


8. The ‘Mom, You Skipped a Page’ Days


9. The ‘You Told Your Teacher WHAT?!’ Days


10. The ‘You’ve Been Begging Me To Come Here All Week for THIS?’ Days


11. The ‘He Better Be Kidding Me With This Shit’ Days


12. The ‘Mommy Needs a Timeout’ Days


13. The ‘Totally Irrational Threat’ Days


14. The ‘Hostage Negotiator’ Days


15. The ‘Food Shopping After They Go To Bed’ Days


16. The ‘Am I Really Arguing With My Two Year Old About Socks?’ Days


17. The ‘Not How I Imagined It’ Days


18. The ‘I Love Daddy More Than You’ Days


19. The ‘Seriously? I Give Up’ Days


20. The ‘Shut The Bathroom Door’ Days


21. The ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ Days


22. The ‘I Didn’t Think This Through’ Days


23. The ‘Ages 2 through 12’ Days


So the next time you’re thisclose to losing it, head on over to Twitter and find your tribe.

 

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