You May Be One Already!

Took my daughter on an African safari but I won’t let her play on her iPad so I’m an asshole. #assholeparent via @kristenhowerton

Parents get blamed for every problem a kid has. Even when the problem is completely beyond our control. Even when the problem is completely caused by the child. Even when the problem is no problem at all. Parents have a place to vent, on a Tumblr blog called Asshole Parents, which was shared on my private parents group. Our kids are mostly teenagers, but believe me, we came up with a long list of reasons they consider us such. If you’ve ever expected your child to drink his favorite beverage from the wrong cup, you may be an asshole parent, too. There are 181 submissions so far, so first take the short tour by seeing some of my favorites.

I wanted a little privacy on the toilet so I’m an asshole. #assholeparent via @scarlettstormmama

I removed the paper that was on the base of the cone so I’m an asshole. Via @harrokitty.

We surprised her with a trip to Disney world so I guess we’re the assholes. #assholeparents via @selene222

Said she didn’t want a pickle, so I bought one for me. But I’m an #assholeparent because I took a bite of “our” pickle. #sideeye via @jaythehandy

Day 2 of our International Temper Tantrum Tour: this canal-side cafe has no chicken nuggets. #assholeparent via @kristenhowerton

I brought her scooter from the car to school pickup so she wouldn’t have to walk one block, but the helmet is “too boring” and “just green” so I’m an asshole. #assholeparent via @lifewithroozle

We won’t give him a hundred dollar bill so we are assholes #assholeparent via @womel519

The ultimate #assholeparent moment: when your parents take you to meet the president. #thanksobama via @lifeofdad

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My daughter lied about going to her friend's house, instead went to a party, got drunk and drove her car home on 2 flat tires and we are the asshole parents because we grounded her.
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