Valentine’s Day encompasses many types of love, including romantic feelings for significant others, appreciative gestures for friends and family, and straight-up wacky things people thought they would never do before they became parents.
To celebrate the candy-filled holiday, we turned to the funny parents of Twitter to learn what love means to them ― from what they’ve come to surprisingly adore as moms and dads to what they’ve had to learn to love, or at least put up with. Here are some of their hilarious explanations of love below.
The definition of true love is having your kid beg you to help her locate something she’s looked “everywhere” for, only for you to find it in the most obvious place and not completely lose your shit in front of her.
— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) December 15, 2017
I love my kids but I also love reminding them how many more days until school starts.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) July 25, 2017
True love is peeling the skin off your child’s hot dog and holding up her nightgown while she poops.
— Mommy, for real. (@MommyisForReal) March 26, 2015
Nothing tests your love for your child as not dropping them as they surprisingly sneeze huge snot balls in your face… with your mouth open
— Jacques Be Nimble (@jnyemb) August 6, 2017
There is no greater love than the love a mother has for her children, while they’re sleeping.
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) July 6, 2017
Ahhh… There’s that sweet sound of my kids fighting over power chords that I do dearly love.
— It’sReally10Months (@really10months) January 16, 2018
Parenthood: When it’s your job to say things like, “I love you buddy, and that’s why I’m telling you you smell like a dead pigeon’s feet.”
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) February 28, 2015
I love when our kids finally fall asleep and my wife and I get to throw away their crappy art without them seeing.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) April 30, 2015
I love that cute married thing we do where we both sign our kids up for soccer & then both try to avoid being the one that stands out in the cold to watch.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) November 11, 2017
Kids teach you about true love because they make you do things like sit on the upholstered chair they just threw up on for hours as they feverishly nap on top of you
— Christina Agapakis (@thisischristina) February 12, 2018
DEFINITION: True Love – When a baby or toddler sneezes in your face and you don’t flinch.
— Chris Cate (@ParentNormal) August 28, 2017
My husband just volunteered to go to the cub scout pack meeting for the family and that’s how I know true love exists.
— Meredith (@PerfectPending) January 31, 2018
Parenting has taught me a lot about unconditional love. Like, I didn’t know how much I would be in love with baby wipes, for example.
— MotherPlaylist (@MotherPlaylist) January 11, 2018
I love 3 day weekends because it gives my kids extra time to complain about everything we’re doing and not doing.
— TheMotherOctopus (@MotherOctopusKJ) September 3, 2017
True love is standing in the Halloween store the night before Halloween with a smile on your face as your 5yo picks out a “cooler” costume.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) October 30, 2013
You don’t know true love until you have kids.
What? No! I was talking about loving sleep. What did you think I meant?
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) June 29, 2016