20 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up What It’s Like To Be a Stay-At-Home Parent

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6 years ago, I left the working world and became a full-time stay-at-home parent.

Instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to take a shower, straighten my hair, and enjoy a steaming hot coffee, I was waking up before the crack of dawn to feed, feed, feed my baby and then feed her some more.

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And for the most part, I loved it. I mean, I got to cuddle the squishy human I gave birth to all day, every day. I got to experience and copiously document all of her developmental milestones. I was doing exactly what I had always wanted to do.

BUT (you knew there was a “but” coming), it wasn’t always easy. I missed my free-time. I missed my husband. I missed my pre-baby life.

What I needed at the time was to know my feelings were normal, that this transition is hard for everyone. And, honestly, I needed to laugh a whole lot more.

Thankfully, the hilarious parents of Twitter are keeping it real, as always, and giving us an inside look at what it’s like to be a stay-at-home-parent.
6 years ago, I left the working world and became a full-time stay-at-home parent.

1. The joys of the witching hour.

2. And around-the-clock burping, nursing, and diapers.

3. Don’t forget about all the cleaning you get to do during the day.

4. A very, very long day.

5. To be honest, I don’t even know what day it is.

6. Because my days all kind of look the same now.

7. Except when this kind of stuff happens.

8. At least people don’t expect stay-at-home-parents to look put-together.

9. Or change their outfits every day.

10. As long as we look alive, that’s good enough.

11. This is a big plus.

12. Still, a little appreciation would be nice.

13. A salary would be pretty nice, too.

14. Let’s just say, thank goodness for the occasional childcare.

15. The weekends are pretty neat. Just kidding.

16. We can always hope for this to happen.

17. You know what makes the day go faster: preparation.

18. And visitors.

19. Maybe not all visitors.

20. Still, I wouldn’t change my job for all the world.

Lauren Lodder earned her BA from UC Berkeley and her MA from CSUF. Before becoming a freelance writer, she taught writing and literature classes at the college level. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter. Her work has appeared on HuffPost, Scary Mommy, Babble, Buzzfeed, The Mighty, among others.

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