One of the biggest changes parenthood brings to your life is its effect on mealtimes.
Once a time of serenity and indulgence, dinner turns into an occasion for tantrums and messes when kids get involved. Breakfast becomes a marathon. Lunch becomes a bargaining session.
Fortunately, parents can vent their frustrations on Twitter. We’ve rounded up 50 relatable tweets about mealtime with kids, from picky eaters to epic food messes.
You could make dinner for a toddler, or you could just cut out the middle man & throw away a plate of food and squirt ketchup on the dog.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 12, 2014
Me, before I had kids: My kids will EAT what I put in FRONT OF THEM!— Ohio mom of two #BLM 🏳️🌈 (@OhioMomoftwo) June 16, 2020
Me, this week: peeling the breading off of Wendy's chicken nuggets (because it's "too spicy") so the 3yo will eat it.
You learn. You change.
There is little difference between how a horse eats hay and the way my children consume spaghetti.— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) November 22, 2015
DAUGHTER: I don’t want that for dinner.— The Dad (@thedad) July 21, 2019
ME: What do you want?
ME: …This is noodles.
DAUGHTER: I don’t want that.
ME: I don’t…I don’t know where we go from here.
When I want my kids to eat something the best chance I have is to put it on MY plate, where apparently food becomes immediately appetizing.— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) August 15, 2016
Family dinners are fun because we start out as a family of 6 & then after everyone gets in trouble for acting up it’s a dinner for two.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) July 25, 2020
9yo: What can I have for lunch?— SpacedMom (@copymama) January 6, 2019
Me: What do you want?
9yo: What are my options?
Me: You literally eat 5 things.
Son: What's for dinner?— Dad and Buried...
*He screams, starts hyperventilating, loses all control, begins to break from reality*
Son: (suddenly stops) Wait. Have I ever had fish?