When we become parents, we learn to be pretty crafty pretty quickly. Necessity is the mother of all invention, and it isn’t until your toddler is screaming bloody murder over a wardrobe malfunction (or ketchup issue, or toy truck wheel issue) that you all of a sudden become Alexander Graham Bell and solve that problem.
Parents have taken to Twitter to share their brilliant insights into parenting. We found some pretty great ideas to help us all get through the day. Have issues with your kids loading the dishwasher? Need your little ones to help with chores? Have a picky eater on your hands? No problem. Some very funny parents using #ParentingHack have some brilliant ideas:
I've convinced our 8-yo that I hate the sound of the vacuum so now she vacuums whenever she's mad at me. #ParentingHack
— xannie the nanny (@AnnieMcCarren) September 10, 2017
Screw Pinterest indeed…
#ParentingHack – Packing Lunches for Picky Eaters: Find a meal they're willing to eat. Serve it again & again. Kid is fed. Screw Pinterest!
— Mombiehood (@Mombiehood) September 18, 2017
I guess they just don’t make Duracells like they used to:
#ParentingHack Convince your child that every single battery operated toy is rechargable and the batteries are always dying.
— Emily (@doodlebug4687) September 20, 2017
Don’t even think about it…
— MsCandiceLamb (@mscandicelamb) August 30, 2017
No need for a pacifier fairy here!
— dools dools dools (@you_know_who_7) September 20, 2017
I see a lunch being eaten!
Nothing solves a problem like a candy wrapper.
#parentinghack if your child is hiding, just open up some candy for yourself, as soon as you barely open it they will find you and want it
— Emily Ellis (@emnellis16) September 3, 2017
This seems pretty safe:
I’m totally putting broccoli in my ice cube tray now.
— Cathy Eads (@cathyreads) August 26, 2017
The stuff of nightmares:
— Ana Petros (@KharmicSarcasm) August 25, 2017
It’s not dirty if you can’t see the dirt.
I put brown Pjs on Rhett so that the brown dirt that the brown dogs lug in doesn't show on his clothes 🤷🏼♀️ #parentinghack
— Shannah 🌻 (@ShannahClarke) August 22, 2017
Basically the same thing.
— WorldsOkayestMomBlog (@worldsokmomblog) August 17, 2017
You gotta do what you gotta do:
The only way to ensure my kid only eats 2 Oreo cookies is for me to eat the other 15 before her. #parentinghack
— Rita Herford (@HerfordRita) August 19, 2017