#1. On why you decided to have more than one child.
"Please go play with your brother. That's basically the reason we had him."
— Ramblin' Mama (@ramblinma) May 2, 2016
#2. On dastardly plans from tiny minds.
"When the baby comes out, I'm gonna call him 'Toilet.'"
– My 5yo, naming his little brother
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) December 25, 2015
#3. On the places kids choose to pick their battles.
Nothing ignites sibling rivalry quite like buttons on an elevator.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 24, 2015
#4. On watching them grow up…
I know 3 will be a great husband one day because when his baby sister cries or yells, he literally gives her whatever she wants.
— Ash (@adult_mom) November 5, 2015
#5. …or just master the art of delegating tasks.
I gave my 5yr old his first official chore and allowance yesterday and already this morning he taught his 2yr old sister to do the chore.
— Sweatpants Cher (@House_Feminist) April 2, 2016
#6. On how the older ones take charge.
The 9yo just said to her little brothers, "Why don't we just stop talking?" and now I know she'll be a great mother someday.
— Meredith (@PerfectPending) April 27, 2016
#7. On giving up altogether.
My parenting style can best be described as "Go help your sister."
— Amy Flory (@FunnyIsFamily) November 21, 2015
#8. On the fun phrases all moms find themselves repeating.
My Parenting Memoir: "Apologize to Your Sister."
— Nicole Leigh Shaw (@NicoleLeighShaw) September 23, 2015
#9. On learning from your kids.
Son: Can you teach me about fractions? Me: Sure. I love 2/3 of my children.
— Cuppy (@runawaycupcake) January 25, 2013
#10. On watching them gang up on you.
8yo: Who's your favorite villain?
8yo & 10yo: (laughs)
Me: I can hear you, ya know.
8yo & 10yo: (laughs forever)
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) July 21, 2015
#11. On this blatant lie we’ve all heard.
"Stop hitting me!"
– kid who is hitting their sibling
— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) September 27, 2015
#12. On how different siblings can be.
I'm constantly amazed at how different my twin daughters are. Lisa is so much more positive & confident than her sister Hog Face.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) September 14, 2011
#13. On defence lawyers in training.
Me: "Everything ok?"
Me: "Why is your sister crying?"
8: "I don't know. It's not because of me so I didn't ask."
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) October 4, 2015
#14. On having to throw more than one birthday party a year.
It's kid 3's first bday, and her party theme is, "Everything here is remnants I kept from the other kids' elaborate celebrations. So sorry."
— Ash (@adult_mom) January 24, 2016
#15. On how kids really feel about their siblings.
Dad: Do you love your little sister?
10yo: About 4.5.
Dad: No, it’s not on a scale of 1 to10.
10yo: That was a scale of 1 to 100.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) September 27, 2014
#16. And how always having tiny troublemakers in tow is basically a PSA.
I bring my kids to a romantic restaurant on Valentine's day as a birth control reminder to the other couples.
— Marlebean (@Marlebean) February 11, 2015