Japan’s ‘Shocking Images Of Parenting’ Twitter Trend Will Leave You Crying With Laughter
#IkujiShogekiGazo Shows That Kids Are Evil Geniuses Across The Globe
They come in our lives and turn it upside down. Sometimes literally.
Parents across the globe unanimously agree on two things: that having children is the best thing that’s ever happened to them, and that kids have the unexplained supernatural power to drive any adult insane. They’re adorable, cute as hell and can brighten up your day instantly — until the next thing you know is that they’ve turned the house upside down and you can’t even start figuring out how this creature could have come from you. Yes, parenting is a rollercoaster of emotional ups and downs, of pulling your hair one minute and crying happy tears of how full of love you are. Yes, even in the land of politeness we call Japan!
And sometimes, just sometimes, the best thing you can do is turn the whole thing into a joke. Or a hashtag. #IkujiShogekiGazo (#育児衝撃画像, Shocking images of parenting) on Japan’s Twitter is exactly this: a virtual museum of real-life parenting situations that will make you both laugh and cry. Here are our best picks … so far.
She’s nine months old and she already knows who runs the world. Caption reads: “Our 9-month-old showing her dad the middle finger.”
— しも (@risetaaaaak) March 28, 2019
While you were sleeping
This young father hasn’t been sleeping well these days… for a reason: his baby is building puzzle blocks inside his mouth every time he falls asleep. Lesson: If you have kids, you better get ready to keep your eyes open ALL THE TIME.
— 三天屋多嘉雄 (@TakaoMisoraya) April 1, 2019
The comfort of a cat
Priorities when choosing a pet: cuteness, the look in their eyes, the connection you feel, child weight endurance…
— 瓶子可南子 (@HeishiKanako) March 30, 2019
She’s got the look
They know the best “insta-bae” spots in town…
— frog comic (@FrogComic) March 29, 2019
All dressed up
“I seriously shouted out loud (when I saw this). My daughter, 5yo at the time, dressed up her doll as a ‘blue demon’.” #RingContinued
— ちぃ (@yuzuhqmqmq) March 29, 2019
This awesome view outside
“Great view!” This mom’s positive tweet after her kids tore the shoji (Japanese paper sliding door) apart deserves a medal.
— ゆみ (@75RPGMopnZ09Eyw) March 29, 2019
What goes around comes around
— iWOUoo(窩噢) (@iWOUoo) March 29, 2019
Turn the lights on
So he got scolded for cutting his own hair and putting his dad’s smartphone in his diaper as a sign of regret seemed like the next best thing he could think of…
— KaT.かすん (@ksnt28) March 28, 2019
For a smoother sleep
“The Nivea accident.”
— s (@babymonm2) March 28, 2019
I see you
I see you too. Loud and clear.
— てぃも@4歳1歳 (@timo3451) March 28, 2019
I like them dry
Gummy bears are like raisins… the drier they are … wait, what?!
— アシカ (@watashi_asika) March 28, 2019
We’re not sure if it’s the kid or the teachers at the nursery that’s responsible for this creative sculpture. But it’s a snowman. IT IS!
— たら子部長 (@harapeko_tarako) March 30, 2019
The sole survivor
We’ve all seen this at some point, haven’t we?
— アルプスの中年。 (@tutti22e7) March 28, 2019
Medium rare, please
“I feel relieved having discovered #ShockingImagesOfParenting. Now I know we’re not alone…,” mom says. 😅
— mimi (@emuenu) March 28, 2019
No, you just don’t
We pray to all gods out there that one day she’ll realize this is not okay…
— りお⭕️ (@yukiurario) March 26, 2019
Oh, dear lord…
It’s just a girl trying to take her stockings off, relax…
— ちびあいりん(古川愛李) (@chibiairin_f) March 31, 2019
What a fun game it is… pouring water on the floor and pretending we can swim!!!
— おこめ@ﾀｲde迷走中 (@tw_okomex) March 31, 2019
Got your own #ikujishogekigazo? Share the laugh and reduce the stress by tagging us at #savvycrazykids for a chance to be featured on the site!