20 Tweets That Prove Many Parents Are Walking Disasters in the Kitchen


I’ve gotta be honest about something: I hate cooking and always have. It’s messy, it’s time-consuming, it’s stressful (for me, anyway), and the finished product always tastes a little like overcooked cardboard. It’s true, just ask my kids. 

This isn’t a call for recipes. Seriously, thank you, but no thank you. There isn’t a fail-proof, easy-to-make crockpot recipe on the planet that will stop me from being a walking disaster in the kitchen.

And according to these 20 hilarious tweets, there are A LOT of parents who can relate. 

1. I have that recipe, too. 

2. But, to be honest, recipes aren’t really my thing. 

3. Because I am not great at following directions. 

4. Unless the directions are like really, really easy. 

5. In all honesty, I really shouldn’t be trusted in the kitchen. 

6. Things will definitely burn.


7. Say it with me, “Ewwwwwwwww.” 

8. And the kids might actually gag (or pretend to). 

9. Thanks for the vote of confidence, kids.

10. It’s like they have no faith in my cooking skills.

11. Sometimes I even think they’re scared.

12. I guess I can’t really blame them.

13. They’ve seen me in action, after all.

14. I really am that bad. 

15. I don’t even own all the cooking thingies.

16. The good news is my kids keep their expectations pretty low.

17. I keep mine pretty low, too.

18. Let’s just say cereal is one of our favorite meals.

19. Still, some appreciation would be nice.

20. Since this is literally the last thing in the world I want to be doing.

Or should be doing.


Lauren Lodder earned her BA from UC Berkeley and her MA from CSUF. Before becoming a freelance writer, she taught writing and literature classes at the college level. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter. Her work has appeared on HuffPost, Scary Mommy, Babble, Buzzfeed, The Mighty, among others.




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