Welcoming children into your family overhauls your entire lifestyle. Activities as essential as eating, sleeping, and bathing revolve around the whims of a fierce yet adorable tyrant. Your kid's habits - especially when still in diapers - dictate how time is spent as an individual parent, and as one half of a couple. While your evenings might've once been monopolized by TV watching, preparing a Blue Apron dinner, and relaxing with wine, they're now dominated by an underdeveloped human's need to get clean, get sustenance - and finally, blessedly - get to sleep.
Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than texting. Once the domain of gossipy conversations and flirtatious emoji, your texts become a laundry list of reminders, complaints, and child-related minutiae. Also, actual laundry lists.
I've compiled a list of the funniest parenting texts, usually from one parent to another. Bodily fluids feature heavily, so if you're squeamish or eating, now's your opportunity to check out. Not only hilarious, the following also function as a celebration of parenthood's joyful chaos - depending on your perspective. My takeaway is that life without kids is easy and I should be immensely grateful. Either way: worth reading!