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40 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 8-Year-Olds

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With each passing year of their lives, kids find new ways to keep their parents entertained and on their toes.

Age 8 is proof enough. And when the going gets tough, many parents of 8-year-olds turn to Twitter to lament their frustrations and share some hilarious anecdotes. 

We’ve rounded up 40 funny and all-too-real tweets about life with 8-year-olds. Enjoy!

My 8-year-old son told me my veins on the back of my legs are looking better, thus showing me he really knows how to compliment a woman.

— Jessie (@mommajessiec) June 27, 2019

Are you guys aware there’s a debilitating arm fatigue that can render an 8yo unable to do their chores.

Tragic I know.

— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) January 5, 2020

My 8-year-old looked my mom dead in the eye and asked, “How long do you think you’ll live, Grandma?”

She gets her social skills from me.

— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 30, 2018

My 8 year old just walked up to my 6 year old and with a very poorly concealed hockey stick and said “lemme see your knees real quick”

— The Dad (@thedad) December 8, 2018

My 8 year old son is a budding scientist and he has shared with me this graph of the most powerful substances in the world pic.twitter.com/KU8rNqPZWZ

— Ally (@TragicAllyHere) May 23, 2019

8yo: I feel like you’re always making up rules and stuff

Me: like what?

8yo: like if we don’t pick up our room a portal will open and take us to another dimension

Me: well that’s what happened to your older brother

8yo: what older brother?

Me: exactly!

— Marcy G 🍕 (@BunAndLeggings) September 19, 2019

once again, 8yo tricked me into believing she wanted a family movie night, when in fact she only wanted family movie night until the two huge bowls of popcorn were gone; then she peaced out to do some art

— Nicole Chung (@nicolesjchung) December 14, 2019

Stop talking trash about my family:

My mother is KIND

My father is GENEROUS

My wife is BEAUTIFUL

My 8yo

My toddler is ADORABLE

— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) September 11, 2019

Our 8yo said “I’m never talking to you again” and I gotta say the next 4.5 seconds were the most peaceful of my adult life.

— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) September 25, 2019

8-year-old: You didn’t pack chocolate in my lunch.

Me: You don’t need any.

8: What if there are dementors?

Me: *packs the chocolate*

— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 14, 2019

Fear used to be a masked man breaking into my house at midnight. Now it’s sending my 8 year old son into a public bathroom alone.

— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) April 16, 2013

My 8yo just asked me if I’d rather live with an orange-sized eyeball that was constantly hanging out of its socket or a testicle as big as a car. My answer was: ‘go to bed.’

— Be Best Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) August 11, 2019

My 8yo woke up this morning and said “Artichokes are rude!”, and honestly he is probably right.

— Katie Didn’t (@Pork_Chop_Hair) January 16, 2020

8yo: Does water have a taste?

Me: Taste?

8yo: Ya, does water taste like anything?

Me: It tastes like water.

8yo: But what does water taste like?

Me: Water!

8yo: No, but what does it TASTE like?!

Me: *leaves house and never returns*

— Moderately Mom (@momtribevibe) January 28, 2020

Kids watching a movie with some ‘adult language’. My 8 year old just said “Good thing we already know all these words.” Where’s my trophy?

— 〰 Just Linda 〰 (@LindaInDisguise) March 25, 2013

8yo: the baby put my art in the trash again!

Me: *looks at camera like Jim Halpert*

— Marcy G 🍕 (@BunAndLeggings) September 12, 2019

My 8yo had a word search for homework, and although he was not able to find all of the assigned words, he did manage to find the word poo 3 times.

— Jessie (@mommajessiec) May 1, 2019

my 8-year old nephew: *tells me a long story*

me: pretty sure none of that happened, you fucking liar.

— the drake gatsby 🧙‍♂️ (@DrakeGatsby) May 10, 2019

My 8 year old who knows the Easter bunny isn’t real but is trying so hard to play along for his younger brother: (out of nowhere) hoo boy I just love how MAGICAL and REAL the Easter bunny is

— Ally (@TragicAllyHere) April 20, 2019

My 8yo daughter just walked into the kitchen and said “I’m practicing wrestling, do you have any dolls I can squeeze the heads off of?”

— Be Best Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) June 24, 2019

My 8 year old son to a friend at school drop off this morning -“My Dad looks horrible without a beard!”

— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) September 8, 2014

Me: I’m taking a nap. Ask your dad if you need anything and don’t wake me up unless it’s an emergency.
8yo: You mean like a fire?
Me:
8yo:
Me: Describe the fire.

— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) May 5, 2019

Me: How was school?

8-year-old: I ate my whole lunch.

Me: What about the rest of the day?

8: I thought about lunch.

— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 18, 2019

8yo: “I made a comic today. You know Fortnite? I made something a little bit different. It’s called Fartnite.”

— Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) January 21, 2020

My 8-year-old masked the smell of his fart by taking off his shoes and this is all you need to know about having a son.

— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 23, 2019

8 year old me would be so mad if he saw how often I walked past gum ball machines with quarters in my pocket.

— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 26, 2019

My 8-year-old’s “to do” list every day:
1. Go to school
2. Pretend to be a Jedi

— Kelley (@KelleysBreakRm) February 8, 2013

My 8 year old only stayed awake so she could scream out “I haven’t taken a shower ALL YEAR!” Dork. (She’s going to kill on Twitter.)

— 〰 Just Linda 〰 (@LindaInDisguise) January 1, 2013

My 8 year old Michael’s letter to Santa. #7 “A lot of queso”. #christmaslist#smartkidpic.twitter.com/MbqTZ8lBFc

— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) December 12, 2019

I just heard my 8-year-old make the rule, “No kicking in the face with shoes on.”

Safety first in this house.

— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 26, 2018

My 8 year old just saw me struggling to edit two paragraphs, so she got a stack of paper and wrote a whole book to flex on me.

— 🥴steph🥴 (@eff_yeah_steph) August 8, 2019

My 8-year-old came over and showed me what he wants to get my husband for Father’s Day. pic.twitter.com/AhxO4w4mI4

— Jessie (@mommajessiec) June 10, 2019

My 8yo daughter is trying to explain to me why it’s important to handwash the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.
She did not get this shit from me.

— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) November 13, 2019

8yo: How come you only cook food that I hate?
Me: Well, for starters, I keep a secret recipe book called “Meals Kids Hate”
8:
Me:
8:
Me:
8 [eyes widening] *whispers* I knew it!

— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) December 13, 2018

We set up our old iPod in our 8 year old’s room because she wanted to listen to music and it has my playlists on there from a long time ago.

Tonight she got mad at us and is now in her room blaring Nirvana.

It’s pretty awesome.

— Brian Hope (@Brianhopecomedy) August 10, 2019

8yo: can I tell you something?

me: no

8yo: *starts telling me something*

— Marcy G 🍕 (@BunAndLeggings) December 13, 2019

I yelled at someone for cutting me off while driving today and my 8 year old asked if they were from New Jersey. I’ve never been prouder

— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) July 29, 2019

Me: *doing sit-ups*

8-year-old: Does that hurt?

Me: *grunting* Yeah.

8: Then stop.

— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 20, 2019

My 8 year old suddenly loves Owl City and I don’t know how to tell him that I hate the fireflies song. I could handle 100, maybe 1000, but 10000 fireflies sends me right over the edge. Too many! A plague!

— Ally (@TragicAllyHere) June 3, 2019

Me: Go practice piano.

8yo: No.

Me: It will wake up your sisters.

8yo: Okay!

— Jessie (@mommajessiec) April 1, 2019

Also on HuffPost

With each passing year of their lives, kids find new ways to keep their parents entertained and on their toes.

Age 8 is proof enough. And when the going gets tough, many parents of 8-year-olds turn to Twitter to lament their frustrations and share some hilarious anecdotes. 

We’ve rounded up 40 funny and all-too-real tweets about life with 8-year-olds. Enjoy!

Also on HuffPost

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/tweets-that-sum-up-life-with-8-year-olds_au_5e49e618c5b64433c6183b20

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