Every year of a child’s life is filled with new adventures, new ideas, new skills ... and new challenges for their parents.
Age 6 is no exception. When the going gets tough, many parents of 6-year-olds turn to Twitter to lament their frustration and share some hilarious anecdotes.
We’ve rounded up 36 funny tweets about parenting 6-year-olds. Keep scrolling for some golden moments and musings.
My 6yo just learned to tie his own shoes.
-Me standing in the dark explaining to a stranger why we're showing up to a soccer practice at 9pm
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) September 19, 2017
6y.o, spotting tray of chicken wings: “Wow! That’s a LOT of dead chickens!”
-Why we can’t have dinner guests.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) December 13, 2017
6-year-old: I hate how you pack my lunch
Me: Maybe you should pack your own lunch
6: *packs 28 Oreos*
Me: Maybe I should pack your lunch
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) March 15, 2017
6yo: "I forgot."
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) November 14, 2017
“I’m nocturnal now.”
-my 6yo, at what is supposed to be her bedtime
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) December 23, 2017
If anyone has a solid 3 hours on their hands, my 6 year old has a story about Pikachu he'll tell to anyone who is willing to listen.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) May 7, 2017
My six year old has two volumes: loud, and helicopter-landing-loud.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) July 26, 2015
Found my 6 year old twins cutting slime with these knives so obviously I've got everything under control here. pic.twitter.com/ybhGCunU9n
— Kelcey Kintner (@mamabirddiaries) April 18, 2017
Mostly I think I'm a good mom but then sometimes my 6 year old yells "OH SHIT!" when he's excited.
— maura quint (@behindyourback) December 15, 2017
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can & wisdom to not tell my 6yo to SHUT THE F UP!
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) August 23, 2017
"A cup isn't worth filling unless you can fill it completely to the top with no room to spare."
-every six-year-old ever
— Beau Coffron (@lunchboxdad) November 2, 2016
My six year old wanted a mint, so I asked, "What's the magic word?"
Her response: "Now."
— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) September 9, 2014
My 6yo just yelled that he is 24% mad at me so, yes, math does have real world applications.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) August 30, 2017
6yo: "I learned something cool. Wanna see?"
Me: "Are you going to let me know when the cool thing happens, or...?"
— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) July 20, 2017
Why is there a harmonica in my house? More importantly, how can I distract six-year-old long enough to "accidentally" break it?
— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) September 28, 2014
Me: "Would you like an apple?"
Daughter: "Ew no way."
Me: "...Would you like apple slices?"
Daughter: "Oooh yummy! Yes!"
Mastering the art of 6 year old snack logic one day at a time.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) February 1, 2018
My 6yo has taken to sleeping in his little bedroom fort rather than his bed.
Jk! He climbs into my bed every night & kicks me in the balls.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) August 31, 2017
Six year old just asked for a throne for Christmas so I think we're good for now on the whole self-esteem thing
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 22, 2016
ME: Have you washed your hands?
ME: Really? That seemed too fast.
6: Oh, I thought you meant ever.
— Baby Sideburns (@BabySideburns) February 12, 2018
My six-year-old always makes a very compelling argument when he says, "Nuh uh, dad."
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 22, 2014
If you ever want to watch someone's descent into madness, just ask my 6yo to explain his fear of clowns.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) September 12, 2017
My 6yo just gave me a "note to say I love you." pic.twitter.com/FbNwCzMZp2
— War on Xmas and Nazis Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) September 24, 2017
6-year-old: The lights flickered.
Me: No, they didn't.
6: There. They did it again.
Me: Stop blinking.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 15, 2017
6yo, ripping off his shirt and pants: "LET'S GO BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING!!!"
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) November 24, 2017
Just heard my 6yo yell, "Oh really? You pick NOW to fail me, trash can?!?!"
So I'm scared to look.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) October 29, 2017
Only a six year old or Satan is this happy at 6 in the morning. pic.twitter.com/ipD2aJXd6j
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) June 3, 2015
Me: Did you have a good day at school?
6-year-old: That's not how school works.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 8, 2017
Me: "How excited are you to get a puppy dog?"
6yo: "THIS WILL CHANGE MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!"
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) September 27, 2017
I never thought this day would come, but it has: today my 6yo referred to me as the "annoyed antique woman."
— War on Xmas and Nazis Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) November 9, 2017
6yo: I don't like orange juice with hair in it. Can I have the no hair juice?
Me: You mean pulp? It's pulp not hair.
6yo: Ok fine I don't want a pulp orange. I want the bald one.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) November 25, 2017
Me: Where are the pretzels?
6-year-old: I ate them.
Me: I told you to divide them into four equal piles.
6: Each pile has zero.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) April 12, 2017
6yo on why he can't read outside: "I keep looking at the beautyness."
— Kathy Cooperman (@Kathy_Cooperman) September 25, 2017
Just found out that my 6yo thinks it's "huge mungus" instead of "humongous" in case you didn't get a serving of adorable this morning.
— War on Xmas and Nazis Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) October 9, 2017
6yo: "Daddy, I know you said to stay in bed until 7:30 but the clock in our room is taking TOO LOOOOONG!"
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) November 10, 2017
6yo: "When my play date gets here you and her mom can just go do 'Mom Things' like drink wine and talk about Girl Scout cookies, ok?"
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) March 4, 2017
My 6yo just stepped on a spider and thought she killed it, but it got up and scurried away. Her response? "Oh. My. God. It's Spider Jesus."
— War on Xmas and Nazis Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) November 20, 2017
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.