Funny But Relatable Things Parents Think

Elizabeth Lisi Ramirez
3 min readMay 10, 2021

Notice I said think and not say, because most parents don’t get the chance to even say this out loud. However, when they read it, they can sure relate!

I compiled a list of funny things parents think at times. These made me laugh. So, I hope you can get a relatable laugh out of it! Just remember you’re doing great. Parenting is hard. No one said it would be easy.

  • Silence isn’t golden, it’s suspicious.
  • Those moments you hope your child’s sass will help them lead a company not a gang in prison.
  • Don’t yell at your kids, lean in and whisper, it’s much scarier.
  • My kids throw a lot of shade for tiny people completely dependent on me for survival.
  • I’m at a point in parenting where “what did I just say?” could either be a threat or a legit question.
  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
  • When I say to my son “get dressed”, what he hears is, “stand around naked watching television with one sock on.
  • Parents with teenagers know exactly why animals eat their young.
  • Sure, I sometimes question my parenting. But, to be honest, I sometimes question my child’s childing.
  • You are going to miss this someday… I tell myself as I step on Legos all the way to the bathroom.
  • Started making myself breakfast, ended up making breakfast for everybody but me.
  • We can’t all look good at the same time. It’s either me, the kids or the house.
  • So it turns out, being an adult is mostly just googling how to do stuff.
  • Having a two-year-old is like having a blender without a lid.
  • Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.
  • Every time I say “no”, my kids hear, “ask again because she didn’t understand the question”.
  • Some days I amaze myself. Other days I put my keys in the fridge.
  • 90% of parenting is just thinking about when you can lie down again.
  • A toddler can do more in 1 unsupervised minute than most people can do all day.
  • When your kid complains about their toy not working and you act surprised like you didn’t just take out the batteries.
  • When I say “I’m just going to the bathroom”, my kids hear “family meeting in the bathroom”.
  • Children don’t just get milk from breastfeeding, they get our energy too.
  • Don’t cry over spilled milk. Unless it’s breastmilk, in which case, cry a lot.
  • You know you’re a parent when you wish there was a drive-thru for everything.



Elizabeth Lisi Ramirez

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