If you follow me on any of the other social media sites, you’ll know that I lean heavily on the #WTFparenting hashtag.
I sort of have to.
9 yo: I’ve always wanted to own a bus.
Me: What? Like a school bus?
9 yo: No, like a party bus. I want a party bus.#WTFparenting
— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) August 21, 2017
It’s much easier to laugh at the kinder-insanity than worry about it.
“Mom, I’m going to ask you some questions. Your answers don’t have to be right but they all have to rhyme with potato.”#WTFparenting
— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) February 16, 2016
You can get irritated and annoyed, or you can admire how much they learn from you on a daily basis. For example, this one is clearly her father’s daughter:
7yo: Mom, can we watch the thing?
Me: What thing?
7yo: John Carpenter’s The Thing. Can we watch it?
Me: WTF?! NO.#WTFparenting
— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) March 7, 2016
And her mother’s daughter:
— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) December 2, 2014
She spent a week drawing butts. She got quite good at it.
Notice how they go from being just regular butts to farting butts. And how eventually, they gain wheels. I had nothing to do with that. That is 100% her.
Like any responsible parent, I pinned this masterpiece to the corkboard in the hallway so I can snicker at it every time I walk past.
Anyway, FIVE YEARS LATER…
I’ve been embroidering kitchen towels and it’s super fun.
And it hits me. The butts! I’ve been giggling at that masterpiece for five years. Why not?
But I LIED! I was sewing butts on stuff. And today, I am proud to present to you my daughter’s artistry, immortalised in variable thread-count. Behold: