It’s hard not to like children’s books. The illustrations, humor and often inspiring messages make them practically irresistible. But reading a book to a kid can sometimes feel more like a roller-coaster ride than a relaxed time. And you can definitely forget about reading that story just once.
The funny parents of Twitter know this pain all too well. Here are 15 tweets that sum up their feelings about kids’ books.
I’m at my most Batman when my son asks to read a book for the 10th time that day.
As he turns around to find me, (POOF) I’m gone.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) September 21, 2017
Before kids: My goal is to read a book a week, starting with 1984.
After kids: My goal is to read any book that isn’t Goodnight Moon.
— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) July 31, 2017
Writing a children’s book called “Pick up All of These Fucking Children’s Books.”
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) June 22, 2017
Please read this book to me so I can interrupt you 50 times and make you explain every sentence. Also, I’ll need two potty breaks. -kids
— Court (@Discourt) February 26, 2013
I’ve actually read about 10,000 books in my lifetime if you include the books I just now read to my toddler before bed.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) February 28, 2017
I know you passively aggressively bought my kids a book that is too big to fit on any bookshelf. I just don’t know what I did to deserve it.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) June 7, 2017
For the first time ever, I read “Fox in Socks” to my daughter without a mistake. Anyone who knows that book also knows how hard that is.
— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) February 1, 2014
Stickiest things in the world:
1) Children’s library books
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) May 19, 2016
Me: There are many books to read and learn from. Pick one and let’s read it together.
4yo: Ok…This one.
Me: (opens book and realizes how much reading I’ll have to do)
No good, try again.
— MotherPlaylist (@MotherPlaylist) November 16, 2017
Me: Pick out a book to read.
[3 years later]
5yo: This one! This one! No, wait…
— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) January 7, 2018
The 5 y.o. learned to read; it’s bittersweet. While seeing her master a skill is sweet, I’m bitter that she can now tell when I skip pages.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) May 31, 2017
You know you’re truly a parent when you are required to show the pictures in the book you are reading to the stuffed animals in the room.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) November 7, 2017
Alert for five straight hours. Sit down and start reading a book to my kids: yawn 12 times in a row.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) October 7, 2014
Shortening up long kid books like, “This is the beginning. Some stuff happened. The end. Goodnight, sweetheart!”
— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) October 16, 2017
I never knew how long it took a human to fall asleep until I had kids. In case you’re wondering it’s 2 hours, 3 cups of water, & 18 books.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) May 31, 2016