If you thought you had it tough, wait until you read these funny parenting stories
Parenting comes with its ups and downs. A good share of it has to do with the crazy situations that take place, and the funny parenting stories that follow after. One of our writers at theAsianparent tells you about the light-hearted bloopers parents have made while dealing with kids!
Parenting is hard work. But it’s also a lot of fun with tons of moments filled with uncertainty and curiosity. For all those times you have an ‘I can’t believe I just did that’ or ‘I hope no one saw that’ moment … just relax. They couldn’t be any ‘worse’ than these funny parenting stories:
Dealing with mischief
My fourteen year-old made us late every morning because she couldn’t decide what to wear. So I decided for her. One afternoon she came home to find two shirts and two pair of jeans in her closet. That was all she had to choose from for two weeks. Two whole weeks! She just knew her life was over. Even though it wasn’t, needless to say, we were never late again.
Time out blues
My preschooler would not sit still when I put her in time out. Feeling I had no choice, I tied her into the chair with one of her baby sister’s diapers (I use cloth). About twenty minutes later, she calls out in a sweet, timid voice, “Mummy, can you come untie me now?” Oops, I knew it was too quiet.
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Case of the missing candy
Neither my son or daughter would admit to getting into the bowl of candy although it was obvious one of the two most definitely had. Desperate to teach them that lying never pays off, I brought out one of my scrapbooking stamp pads, some tape and baby powder to ‘dust for finger prints’ on the candy dish. I was about halfway done when they both broke into a full-fledged confession. I could hardly keep the smile from my face.
Reversal of roles
As parents we’re quick to tell our children what they should and shouldn’t do, but do we practice what we preach? As if you haven’t gotten enough kicks out of the above scenarios, these funny parenting stories will be far more relatable since the tables have turned. Now, the parents are in for it!
To pay or not to pay
I always warn my kids to keep their hands to themselves in the store, so they don’t break something. One day, we were in a cosmetics store where I was testing the sampler lipsticks. As I began to twist one up, it broke off and fell between the shelves. Not wanting to draw attention to myself, I quietly placed the lid back on and moved away. I did purchase something else though. When it was finally our turn to pay, my seven year old said, “Don’t forget to pay for the lipstick you broke, Mum.” Boy, was I embarrassed and busted!
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A side order of jelly, please
We were eating at one of our favourite restaurants with my elderly aunt, who has the habit of taking extra sweetener packs, individual jellies, and such things home with her. When the waitress came to ask if we needed anything, four-year-old Savannah said, “Can I please have some more strawberry jelly? Aunt Patrice put it all in her purse.”
Kids say the ‘darndest’ things
My girlfriends and I take our kids to the pool to play once or twice a week. We enjoy visiting, watching our kids play and cooling off in the hot summer sun. One day a friend of mine made the comment that the lifeguard (a young boy about sixteen or seventeen) sure was cute. She said, “Or as my niece Caroline would say, ‘he’s hot!’” Later that day this same lifeguard was walking around the pool and came over to adjust one of the water guns in the kids’ area. My four-year-old daughter, who was playing with the other toys, asked the lifeguard if he was hot. He told her that he was fine, and said, “Why, are you?” Elaine responded “No, but Melinda told Mummy you were hot.” Needless to say, he didn’t hang around much after that scenario.
Best of memories
kids, you gotta love ‘em! Living with children is an experience within itself. For every hardship though, you can be assured that you will come out with some amazing and funny parenting stories to tell several years down the road or in any type of social gathering. These are the memories that will stick with you for generations and years to come. And as crazy as it sounds, you’ll miss this time more than all the other special occasions put together.
Tell us if these funny parenting stories made you laugh. And don’t forget to share some of your very own funny parenting stories with us!
Watch this video of Bill Cosby talking about funny memories he’s had both as a parent and as a child: