Parenting is a real challenge and it's one of those experiences that has to be seen as its own reward to be worthwhile.
That means there are lots of dads out there who are doing their best, but finding the whole process of being a parent pretty tough at times.
These awesome tweets reflect what it's like to be a dad while injecting some much-needed humor into the situation.
We most liked Tweet number six, but each of these is sure to make you smile and, perhaps, see a little reflection of the world around us, too.
1. Good Night Sweetheart
@XplodingUnicorn explains bed time at home:
Me: Your mom told you to stay in bed.
3-year-old: There's a scary monster in my closet
Me: Scarier than Mom?
3: *goes to bed*
2. The Real Truth
@TheCatWhisperer jokingly says, "Having a kid can get expensive but I save a lot of money by not going out or doing anything fun ever."
3. Different Strokes
@ericshadow shares this gem: "My youngest is being tested for the gifted program at his elementary school and my other son thinks that his toothbrush is haunted."
4. Stern Stuff
@hazlemotes1 has a discipline tip. "I constantly Google 'how to put your kids up for adoption' so my kids can find it on my search history and know that I'm not messing around."
5. Gentle Realism
@FatherwithTwins is examining the strange side of being a father. "50% of parenting is looking for things with your kids that you've already thrown away."
6. He Giveth And Taketh Away
Barren to Blessed
@ConanOBrien, yes - that Conan O'Brien - believes life lessons are important. "I just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream."
7. Dating Direction
@_troyjohnson has some advice we wish we'd heard earlier. "Son, my best advice is to find a girl with an embarrassing tattoo and marry her. She knows how to make decisions and stick with them."
@iwearaonesie wants us to know his kid is special. "Watching the kids play hide and seek in the park and mine just hid behind a chain link fence. At least we don't have to save for college."
9. Patience Is A Virtue
@JustinGuarini finds that familiar ground. "Hang on guys, I think my toddler is getting to the good part of his four-hour long story and I don't want to miss it."
10. Better Be Good For Santa
@Cheeseboy22 might want to rethink this strategy. "A cute thing I tell my kids when we see a dead deer on the side of the road is, 'Looks like Santa lost his temper again.'"
11. Cutting Remarks
@DannyZuker says, "I'm constantly amazed at how different my twin daughters are. Lisa is so much more positive & confident than her sister Hog Face."
12. Dropped The Ball
Karas Party Ideas
@Mr_Kapowski may need to pay more attention. "[kid's party] Me: Can we leave? These things take forever.
Wife: harsh whisper Shut your mouth. Watch our daughter open her presents."
13. Quiet Reflection
@TheAlexNevil offers some sage advice: "Parents: don't give your child the answers to his homework. He needs to learn on his own that you don't know what you're talking about."
14. Risk Taking
@VancityReynolds offers this pearl: "I'd walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it's dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair."
15. Double Nightmares
@Cheeseboy22 leaves us with this unusual tip: "I wear a clown mask to sleep just in case one of my kids has a nightmare and comes to sleep in our bed."
So which of these parenting tips made you laugh the most? We're glad that these parents are just joking all the same, aren't you?
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