Tantrums happen. But as the funny parents of Twitter know, they don't have to be all bad. Here are some of parents who managed to find the humor in their kids' tantrums.
my daughter threw a tantrum because she felt it was too early to be spoken to and it really is a miracle that we create little versions of ourselves
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) July 2, 2020
My toddler was having a massive tantrum until she found a grape on the floor. She ate it, and forgot why she was crying. She was crying because she doesn't like grapes.
— Marcy G (@BunAndLeggings) April 18, 2020
Last call only it’s my daughter squeezing in one more meltdown right before bed.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) August 7, 2020
Last night, my 3 year old kicked me during a tantrum. As I tucked him in bed later, he apologized. "I'll never kick you again," he said, pulling me in closer and kissing my cheek. "Just do exactly what I tell you to do and I'll never have to kick you again." My son is a mobster.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) October 4, 2019
A group of toddlers is called a tantrum.
— Kwame Mbalia (@KSekouM) August 15, 2019
My toddler’s tantrum over the door being open was only surpassed by his tantrum over the door being closed.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) March 16, 2019
My 8yo at the water park: Goes down every slide, rides surfing simulator, gets dumped on by giant water bucket
My 8yo at home after: Has full-blown meltdown because the bath water is slightly chilly
— SpacedMom (@copymama) June 26, 2018
My daughter isn’t even sure why she’s throwing a tantrum but she’s pretty sure it will help.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 16, 2018
My 2 year old’s latest thing is throwing a tantrum complete with wailing and crying then stopping when I don’t react and saying with no tears whatsoever:
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) February 9, 2019
Tantrum is a horrible word YET it contains the solution on how to handle one right there in its last 3 letters.
And who says the English language isn't beautiful?
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) February 18, 2020
List of things my kid is not throwing a tantrum about this morning:
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) February 18, 2019
My 2-year-old threw a temper tantrum because she wants to eat cereal but both her hands are full of stuffed animals.
The struggle is real.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) June 18, 2016
This morning my 3yo had a tantrum because she thought my skin was chocolate and was pissed when I wouldn't let her eat me.
— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) August 5, 2014
Like an actor phoning it in, only it’s my toddler throwing a half assed tantrum. Her heart’s not really in it, but she’s contractually obligated to have a certain number per day so here we are.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) May 28, 2019
When you have to turn off your temper tantrum at a moment's notice because there's candy on the line. pic.twitter.com/Hi3vfJZlvP
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 21, 2016
In the middle of an absolutely EPIC tantrum, my toddler paused, demanded to go potty, proceeded to unleash a strong number two, allowed himself to be wiped, then hopped off the toilet and immediately resumed his tantrum, as if nothing had happened.
Kids are fu*king terrifying.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) October 9, 2019
Me: "Time for bed"
Her: Falls on floor, begins tantrum...
Me: "This is how mommy feels at 3am"
— CurrentlyCaprece (@MommieKnwsFresh) March 18, 2015
[trying to stop my toddler's tantrum in a restaurant]
*harsh whisper* If you don't cut it out right now then there's nothing else I can do
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) February 11, 2017
-3 throwing a tantrum at a restaurant-
Me: she needs to take a B-A-T-H and go to B-E-D
Husband: because she’s being a B-I-T
H: but it’s true
Me:....yeah ok it’s true
— 🎄♥️ Marissa 💚🎄 (@michimama75) January 5, 2020
When my child has a tantrum: Now, now little one. Is this how we communicate? Would you like a hug? Take a deep breath and count to ten.
When my child eats some on my “me time” snack: LISTEN HERE YOU LITTLE SH*T
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) September 11, 2019
Tonight’s bathtub tantrum was brought to you by butter, because you can play with lots of things in the bath, but not butter.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) June 13, 2020
When I see a kid having a meltdown I try to give the mom a sympathetic look, but on the inside I'm so damn happy it's not my turn.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) July 29, 2014
Butterfly Effect: The phenomenon whereby a small localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.
For example, when a butterfly flaps its wings next to a toddler's ear and they have a horrible tantrum for the next two hours.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) November 20, 2019
Tonight’s tantrum was brought to you by me putting four pancakes on a child’s plate when she clearly couldn’t eat four pancakes and four pancakes TAKE UP SO MUCH ROOM ON THE PLATE so she took two pancakes off and then ate all four pancakes anyway omg I hate parenthood sometimes
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) October 13, 2020
*locks my toddler outside while she throws a tantrum* is this Montessori?
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) April 28, 2020
I'm all for letting my kids be who they want to be.
And my 3 year-old just had a tantrum about the cheese on his pizza being "too melted," so apparently his dream is to be my least favorite child.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) November 23, 2019
Me: HEY! WE DO NOT TOLERATE PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR IN THIS HOUSE!
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) January 21, 2019
Husband: *gives her chocolate*
Me: How did you know?
Me: What the fu*k I am so done with today I feel like sh*t I hate the kids...
Husband: *gives me chocolate*
— Mom On The Rocks (@mom_ontherocks) February 28, 2020
My kid having a meltdown 30 seconds before we have to be somewhere is the only constant in this world.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) October 22, 2018
As a parent there's no sweeter karma than when your kid is acting like an asshole & accidentally hurts them self during a temper tantrum.
— Babies Daddy (@dshack8) December 19, 2013
My 1-year-old achieved a new level of temper tantrum
She opened her mouth but no sound came out
Now all the neighborhood dogs are howling
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 24, 2017
In case you were on the fence about having kids, my 3-year-old threw a temper tantrum because her tongue is pink.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 7, 2017
Today’s tantrum is brought to you by the fact that I dared to give my daughter Anna’s braids when she clearly wanted Elsa’s
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) February 13, 2020
Is there anything more perfect than my kid having a total meltdown while we're in line to get my birth control?
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) July 20, 2017
My 3 y/o is having a tantrum because he’s not tall enough to touch the sun, from his carseat. pic.twitter.com/b6Q586FEYw
— Mom (@CoachPSays) May 22, 2019
Tonight’s child tantrum brought to you by SpaghettiOs that didn’t have meatballs in them.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 6, 2018
Park. Watching an 18 month-old throw the tantrum of a lifetime. It's nice to see a young person committing to something.
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) October 12, 2012
My four year old is having a tantrum because his dinner isn't freshly baked cookies.
— dadpression (@Dadpression) November 28, 2018
After my toddler's latest tantrum, my sperm donated themselves to a bank.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@HomeWithPeanut) May 1, 2018
Kid: Would you like to buy me this candy bar or watch me have a Stage 5 meltdown in front of a bunch of strangers who are quietly judging your parenting?
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 17, 2018
It’s important to get to the root of a tantrum. What I do with my son is get on my knees, look him straight in the eyes, and calmly ask what’s bothering him.
Then I get slapped. So apparently the answer is me.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) February 13, 2019
I made my 5 year old upset enough to throw a tantrum after only being up for 30 minutes.
See? There’s still plenty of stuff to do during quarantine.
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) March 29, 2020
My toddler is throwing a temper tantrum because she both wants and doesn't want to sit in her high chair.
Your move, Schrödinger's cat.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 26, 2016
If your 2yo asks for the red cup but you’re sure she wants pink and you check with her 10 times and she says definitely red so you give her red and then she has a meltdown because she wants pink how much wine can you drink before midday?
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) July 29, 2019
Son: dad what does tantrum mean?
Me: tantrum is when you feel so upset that you scream, cry, and act completely uncontrollable.
Son: I like tantrums!
Me: *losing hair in patches* I know you do.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) October 7, 2019
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