Thank you, celebrities for tweeting about your parenting failures and making us all feel better about our lives.
Social media makes it easier than ever to glimpse into the lives of some of the rich and famous. And while many celebrities prefer to use their social media accounts to promote their upcoming films, fashion labels and featured projects, some prefer to share the more important things with their fans – like how they are completely lost when it comes to raising kids, just like the rest of us.
So let’s count down our favourite tweets from famous families across the pond.
That time Mel B. summed up the dramas of school drop-off in a single photo.
— Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB) February 11, 2015
That time Ryan Reynolds decided traumatising his daughter was easier than rocking her to sleep.
I'm teaching my daughter that the sun goes down each night because it's mad at her. Probably gonna write a book on parenting at some point.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 5, 2015
That time Chrissy Teigan gave birth and admitted what all mums know too well.
no one told me i would be coming home in diapers too
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 20, 2016
It’s not everyday that you stumble upon a tweet from a celebrity discussing post-baby nappy requirements.
That time Kristen Bell experienced the joy of having children who love avocado.
When can I expect to stop having avocado under my fingernails at all times? When they go to college?
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) September 30, 2015
That time Anna Faris decided to potty train her twins.
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) September 3, 2015
And clearly it went really well.
And then there was that time Anna Faris decided to hire her son as her decorator.
Love saving $ on things like house painters-Jack has it taken care of-should I be worried about US child labor laws? pic.twitter.com/hhLfxFBCf6
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) September 16, 2015
That time Hamish Blake realised his son’s dream of becoming a jockey was probably a little out of reach.
Another jockey nervously awaits his weigh in this weekend and wonders if he overdid the dim sims…. pic.twitter.com/X41BZcJ9GS
— Hamish Blake (@hamishblake) October 31, 2014
That time Carrie Underwood described the mum diet in 140 characters or less.
It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn't finish…
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 30, 2016
That time Olivia Wilde made an interesting observation about the male gender.
Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face. #awesome
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 24, 2014
That time Neil Patrick Harris discovered the law of buying toys for toddlers.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 25, 2012
That time Conan O’Brien taught his children a very important financial lesson.
Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 4, 2011
That time Busy Phillips successfully identified that odd smell in every parent’s car.
I think that when you have small kids, you just have to be ok with the fact that your car will always smell like slightly rotten apples.
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 25, 2015
So that’s what it is!
That time Christina Applegate gave up on basic hygiene.
wonder if the teacher at the kid's school knew I hadn't showered for a couple days at pick up. Sure the car smelled lovely #dontcareimgross
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 9, 2016
But, the winner of our round-up of classic parenting tweets has to go to this amazing parenting moment:
That time Ryan Reynolds clearly got drunk and said what all parents are thinking.
Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 22, 2016
So there you have it Babyologists – celebrities may be living the high life, but turns out, no matter how much money we have in the bank, we’re all being outwitted by mini versions of ourselves. And then tweeting it.