The best humor comes from truth.
Witness the explosive popularity of Reasons My Son Is Crying to fully appreciate the ridiculousness of parenting. Greg Pembrooke, creator of the site, has multiplied his viral Tumblog into a Twitter account, Facebook page and an appearance on Good Morning America (complete with a picture of his son crying because they tried to mic him up).
“They have little meltdowns all the time,” Pembroke told ABCNews.com. “They just cry for like seven seconds and then are on to the next thing. Anyone that has toddlers or has been around toddlers knows it can be very frustrating. But what I was trying to do is get some humor out of it.”
The 40 or so photos on that Tumblog are just the tip of the iceberg, my friends. I canvassed the crew of bloggers here at Babble to offer up their own photos of kids crying for reasons only reasonable to the child.
Reasons Why My Kids Are Crying 1 of 10Click through and laugh, fellow parents, because it's true.
DadCAMP 2 of 10Charlie is being consoled by his big brother because swimming lessons were over.
Image via DadCAMP
Casey Mullins 3 of 10I ruined her 'walking around in aimless circles around my grandmother's yard' plan. (Addie, circa 2006)
Image via Casey Mullins
Shannon Hilton 4 of 10Charlie is not a fan of rainbows, games, or puddles.
Image via Shannon Hilton. Used with permission.
Jaime Morrison Curtis 5 of 10Here is scarlet at age 2 crying because she can't have cookies for breakfast. This makes me laugh so hard. #badmom
Image via Jaime Morrison Curtis
Heather Neal 6 of 10I had the audacity to take a bite of my own sandwich
Image via Heather Neal
Sonya Benham 7 of 10Julian is crying because he doesn't want to model the new hat I'd just knit for him.
Image via Sonya Benham
Heather Sokol 8 of 10She wasn't the first one down the children's museum slide. She wanted to win this year.
Image via Just Heather
Mari Tuten 9 of 10It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!
Image via Mari Tuten
DadCAMP 10 of 10