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People Are Sharing The ‘Parenting Fantasies’ Just Never Panned Out (20 Tweets)

I think it’s pretty fair to say that no matter how level-headed you are about having kids, they’re going to knock you on your butt and surprise the crap out of you. Constantly.

So, sure, we have some myths surrounding parenting — “no phones!” “healthy food only!” — but once those kids are in your life, it’s pretty tough to maintain all those aspirational fantasies.

Aubrey Hirsch recently started a thread asking parents what “parenting fantasy” they just tossed quickly and the answers will make you feel so good about yourself. It’s okay to ditch the ideals!

1. False

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2. Cannot keep it up

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3. Sleeping!

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4. RIP, Brunch

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5. Read everything

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6. TV time

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7. Screen time is important

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8. Extracurriculars

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9. Going out to eat

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10. Toy type

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11. Just do it

12. Valid feelings

13. Don’t talk back

14. Peppa Pig

15. Education!

16. Languages

17. Just eat

18. Bedrooms

19. Sleeping

20. Same, but different