Many parents encourage their kids to grow up and become whatever they want. Sometimes, though, kids painfully stray far away from their parent’s footsteps and become something completely different. Both are normal. Parents just want to see their kids happy, so if they get a job drawing a duck, then so be it. This social media post shared a cute story of a father and daughter working from home together, and although it’s normal, the contrast is pretty odd. But while the father was on a conference call for space engineering, the daughter was drawing a duck. We’re still not sure what her job is, but it sounds like a lot more fun than ordering fuselage prototypes (via PupABC).
When we’re kids, money doesn’t make that much sense to us. We understand it as something that causes stress and that we need to survive. That’s why four-year-olds might be the best financial advisors because of their innocent views on money. Social media pointed this out with this adorable Tweet. When these kids watched their parents struggle with money, they suggested they work harder and earn more of it. That’s kind of what you can do, if only it were that easy (via TheCatWhisprer).
When we were in college, most of us had big aspirations for our future. We imagined ourselves with successful jobs and a lot of cash. But unfortunately, it wasn’t most of our realities. And as horrible as it is, it’s normal to not get a job straight out of college. Or in this case, ever. When this person got their Egyptology degree, they learned the hard way that success doesn’t come easy. They couldn’t get a job, and as a result, paid more money to get a Ph.D. teaching other people about egyptology, so they could get themselves into the same situation. It looks like there’s going to be an abundance of egyptology teachers and no egyptology jobs (via PupABC).
No one likes using an alarm, especially when it goes off for work. Our hearts pound in our chests and our stomachs sink. It’s the feeling of dread we feel every Monday through Friday. This social media post called out the iPhone alarm sound that most of us use daily. It’s loud, booming, and horrible to listen to, but we’ve gotten so used to it, that we usually just smack our phone and turn off the alarm until we’re ready to get out of bed (via Twitter).
Watching people attempt to do crazy stunts on television is some of our favorite trash television. There’s nothing like watching someone else completely fail at something we’d never try to do. We’re usually sitting with a big bowl of popcorn, or in this case, M&M’s, watching a complete and utter failure of a human being. When the stuntman announces to not try this at home, what does he think we’re going to do? The best part is that he usually says that as we’re shoveling a handful of junk food into our mouths, as this social media post points out. And it happens so often, we think nothing of it (via Twitter).
Kids are often the hardest people to please. They can never make a decision, throw tantrums, and want to eat junk food all the time. This mom pointed out the most hilarious, weirdest truth about kids on social media. When they say they’re hungry, we list tons of food they could eat. It’s never anything they want, and they’re left feeling unsatisfied and like there aren’t enough options. Next time, this parent needs to list one thing and say that’s all they have (via Twitter).
In 2020, the world changed. We didn’t know what life was supposed to be like until 2020 and during the pandemic, when we spent our time making art and dancing. With so much free time, there was nothing else to do but to create. It became our new normal. As this post on social media points out, we went back to what life was supposed to be like. Spending our time in our pajamas, without any stress, making bread and artâ¦ that’s what life is supposed to be like. Most of us would be lying if we said we didn’t miss that part of the pandemic (via PupABC).
Being in a relationship means you have to make sacrifices. If your partner wants to do something or feels upset, it’s up to you to work through it together. But do you ever find that the monetary balance is uneven? You’re not alone. As this husband pointed out on social media, it looks like wives have a bigger budget than their husbands. Why is that? It must be the shoes, clothes, and other fancy things that women want that men usually couldn’t care less about (via Twitter).
When we get married, we often sign away most of our freedom. It’s a normal time to make compromises and think about something else. While there’s beauty in getting married, it can stress some people out. This person on social media called out the little stressors that come with everyday married life, and that includes how to order the house. There’s a wrong way to put milk in your fridge. His wife must have pointed that out because most of us likely never thought twice about how we put the milk away, but it happens so often with couples, we forget it’s weird (via Twitter).
The pandemic took our old routines and tossed them out the window. Schools had to try a new way to teach kids and make sure they were behaving. That’s where Zoom detention came in. Understandably, some kids had a tough time with the transition, especially younger kids. So when this kid wasn’t paying attention in Zoom 4th grade, they got Zoom detention. They had to sit in a room, on Zoom, in their own home. At the time, it was completely normal and no one thought any different of it. Luckily, this mom thinks it’s hilarious and called the school out on social media. How can they expect young kids to sit at their computers and stare at a screen all day? At least those times are behind us (via PupABC).
When we feel comfortable with someone, we’re chatty and lively. It’s likely obvious when we don’t feel comfortable around someone since we don’t talk as much and are a bit quieter. So when someone says, “you’re so quiet,” we may find it offensive, especially because it’s likely they’re one of those people we don’t feel comfortable around. This social media Tweet nailed it. The next time you’re about to call someone quiet, think again (via Twitter)
When a girl says they want a guy that makes them laugh, save yourself the embarrassment of making her laugh and thinking she’s choosing you. She’s not talking about you. You’re already in the friend zone, buddy. This social media post did an excellent job of pointing that out. She’s likely complaining to you not because she’s trying to hint she wants you, but because she feels safe with you as a friend. It’s normal for a bestie to confide in another bestie (via Twitter).
Sibling rivalries are the most hilarious and vicious ones out there. This is especially true when it’s between two sisters and their clothes, and it’s normal for your sibling to want to wear your favorite top. This person mentioned a time their sister asked if they stole their sweater. She replied with common sense, and asked, who else would have stolen it, a burglar? She made her point very clear, and she was right. A burglar isn’t going to steal your cute top, they’re going to steal your electronics and jewelry (via Twitter).
There are times when we feel like being social, and times when we don’t feel like being social. There are times when we want to lie in bed and watch Netflix, and other times when we want to drink the night away. That’s the ebb and flow of life. So when this person subtly mentioned that fact on their social media, we can’t help but nod our heads. When we open a chat, we tell ourselves we’ll respond later. Sometimes we do, and other times we completely forget. Likely, we’ll even forget about the message for days, making our friends and family feel like we don’t love them. It’s unintentional most of the time, and we do want to respond, but sometimes we just don’t (via PupABC).
Taking an exam in school is stressful. It was hard not to cheat, especially when we were surrounded by other smarter kids who probably knew the answers better than us. As this person called out on social media, we probably put an answer down, looked at the test next to yours, and then completely changed our answer. It’s completely normal and is the harsh reality of test taking, and technically isn’t cheating, since you tried to put the answer down first (via Twitter)
Most of us get distracted pretty easily. It’s hard nowadays in the world of social media, to stay focused on one thing at a time. Our phones don’t help, either. That being said, we’ve likely been late time and time again for odd reasons. As this person pointed out, one of those reasons was likely sitting in a towel after our shower and staring at a wall. If you’ve ever gotten so lost in the depths of your thinking mind right after a shower, you’re not alone. For some reason, sitting on your bed and staring at the wall in your towel feels like a great thing to do. It’s so normal, we forget it’s a bit strange (via Twitter).
We’re not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but going to a therapist is normal. People often break up with their therapists when they don’t feel there’s any progression, or they feel like they can’t completely open up to them. It’s hard to find a therapist you completely trust, so when you do find that person, it’s always a good idea to keep them around. Being able to say anything and everything to a therapist is the goal of therapy, so let’s hope this person wanted this outcome, though it’s oddly normal to want to trick your therapist, or “win” therapy (via PupABC).
At work, we all have breaking points, especially when we don’t feel satisfied with our jobs. There have been times we’ve wanted to call out our manager or say something completely harsh to them, but we held it back. This person reached their breaking point, which is normally going to happen after some time. When their manager asked how long it would take to fix something with their help, they causally said it would take twice as long. It’s painfully funny and accurate, though most of us will stick to biting our tongues (via PupABC).
It’s nice to be invited somewhere. It makes us feel good and like people want to be around us. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to go. Most of us can oddly relate to wanting to get invited places but knowing, deep down, we’re going to say no. Honestly, we just want the ego boost and to know we’re desired. That’s about it, and then we can happily go back to our antisocial lives (via Twitter).
When this professor told their students most of them won’t pass the course, what did they think was going to happen? That’s not the best way to start class, and it’s one way to set expectations that most of them won’t pass the course. Unfortunately, it’s completely normal for a professor to say something like this to set the bar high (via Twitter)
This social media post hit too close to home, especially for those of you nearing 30. No one wants to admit there is a sense of dread hanging heavy on thirty-year-olds shoulders. The way they put it, though, makes our reality seem hilarious. When we were kids, we couldn’t wait to grow up, and now that we’re grown up, we wish we could go back in time. The back pain is one thing, and most of us are probably still getting over a bad breakup. And the sense of dread about society is entirely another thing we don’t even want to deal with (via PupABC).
When we turn on the tap, we expect it to come out of the tap. But those seconds beforehand, as the water comes out of the shower head, are the most terrifying. It’s as if we’re frozen in time, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. All we can do is brace ourselves for the inevitable. It’s pretty normal for this to happen, but we still feel the same sense of fear every time it happens (via Twitter).
If you’re a mom, you can most likely attest to this. How often have you said the same things to your kids, only to have it go in one ear and out the other? We tell them to listen closely, even with the knowledge that we’re going to say the same thing hundreds, if not thousands more times, and for eighteen years or more. It’s a normal part of being a parent, and like an unspoken contract, parents have to sign up for. Still, most parents love it and wouldn’t change it for the world, though saying the same thing multiple times would surely get annoying (via Twitter)