If you’re a parent, the word “snack” is likely one that you hear repeated ad nauseum in your home. Parenting can feel like it revolves constantly around snacks – ENDLESS REQUESTS FOR SNACKS, complaints about the “wrong” snacks, going to the store to replace instantly eaten snacks, and did I mention the seemingly endless requests for snacks?
The kids of these TWITTER PARENTS are snack grubbers, too; here are some hilarious tweets about kids and their infinite snacking.
- Good morning! Rise and shine… and snack. According to kids, anyway.
"I want a snack."
– my kids, while eating breakfast
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) May 19, 2018
2. Snacking after meals is their endgame. Or, snacking after snack.
6-year-old: Can I have a snack?
Me: You just had one.
6: I know. Eating makes me hungry.
Me: *gives her another snack*
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) August 12, 2018
3. Or snacking BEFORE meals, because kids.
By far my favorite part of cooking dinner for my kids is all the snacks I have to prepare and feed them to keep them occupied so that I can cook dinner.
— Molly England (@bluebonetbabies) December 6, 2017
4. Sometimes kids will skip a meal in favor of a snack… or try to.
When your kid refuses to eat dinner, then you hear her whisper to your spouse,
"Can I have a snack?" pic.twitter.com/3RF3RCtAYF
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) July 15, 2017
5. Then there are the pre-bedtime snacks. (Or not.)
8YO: Can I have a snack?
8YO: *stands still*
Me: Can you get it yourself?
Me: You can’t have a snack then. It’s bedtime. See you tomorrow.
— Difficult Mommy (@difficultmommy) March 1, 2018
6. And let’s not forget the car snacks (Is that a thing? When did that become a thing?).
Science says humans can go weeks without food and yet my kids can't get buckled up in the car before asking for snacks.
— Toni Hammer (@realtonihammer) July 16, 2017
7. In fact, anytime seems like a good time for snacks to kids.
Took my kids to the beach and tried to release them like I’ve seen sea turtle parents do, but they just stood there and asked me for snacks.
— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) July 12, 2018
8. No, seriously- ANY TIME.
Me: Jim was a great man. He brought the best out of peop-
*church door slams open*
Daughter: DAD CAN I HAVE A SNACK!?
— Bottlerocket (@bottlerocket) July 30, 2017
9. Even the call of nature will not separate a kid from their beloved snacking.
Just had an argument with 4yo about whether or not she can have a snack while on the toilet, in case you were wondering what kids are like.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) March 27, 2017
10. And YOUR call of nature won’t stop them, either.
My dream house will have a pantry in the bathroom since that’s when my kid asks me for snacks
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) December 1, 2017
11. In fact, nothing you’re doing will stop a kid’s need for snack. Nothing.
Me: *starts doing anything*
Kids: Can we have a snack?
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) June 30, 2017
12. Even hearing the word “snack” sucks the life out of us parents.
School's been out 10 days and I've only had to answer the question, "Can I get a snack?" 5,689,721 times.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) June 4, 2017
13. And they make their snack requests known LOUDLY.
My kids wanted a karaoke machine for Christmas-little did I know it would be for yelling in the mic "CAN WE HAVE A SNACK" when I'm upstairs.
— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) January 27, 2016
14. We imagine a blissful, snack-free existence…
A movie with Disney Princesses as moms where they sing about wanting uninterrupted sleep, a shower, and not wanting to be anyone's snack bitch for just one day.
— ?Mummy Curses? (@mommy_cusses) July 20, 2018
15. And try to get a break from the snack insanity- any way we can.
Me faking an illness so I don't have to get anyone a snack for 14 seconds. pic.twitter.com/JptYBmjtJz
— TheMotherOctopus (@MotherOctopusKJ) January 29, 2018
16. But regardless of how we feel, kids will still ask. And ask.
My eyeballs could fall out of my face and my limbs be severed from my body and my kids would walk in the room and ask me for a snack.
— Karen Johnson (@21stcenturysahm) May 27, 2017
17. (YOU. Your spouse may be present, but they’ll still ask YOU.)
I'm not saying my kids come to me for everything but if I was on fire & my husband was 10 feet away, they'd still ask me for a snack.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) December 28, 2017
18. But let’s face it, they must get their love of snack from somewhere. (Us. It’s us.)
I eat a lot of snacks for someone who is usually annoyed by my kids' constant requests for snacks.
— Ash(es to ashes) (@adult_mom) November 10, 2015
Fighting the snack requests might be a LOSING BATTLE, but at least the snacks are delicious. They’re even tastier when eaten after the kids are in bed…