When it comes to parenting, if you can’t see the funny side of it you will almost definitely cry.
Well one US mum has taken that to a new level with her hilarious ‘passive aggressive’ lunch bag notes which have now gone viral across the world.
Mum-of-two Whitney Cicero started writing witty messages to her kids, aged 14 and 12, such as ‘Fortnite is not a career choice’ and ‘Just pretend it’s Chipotle’ a few months ago, and it was her daughter who encouraged her to share the lunch bags on Instagram.
Pretty soon Whitney’s posts on her @TheNewStepford account attracted a cult following - and with messages such as ‘I could have slept in and dreamt about Idris Elba but instead I got up and packed this. You better eat it’, we can see why!
Now the savvy mum has taken her lunchbags to the next level, selling them in packs of 10 for other parents who feel her pain!
Speaking to the US Today, Whitney revealed that having a laugh is imperative when it comes to parenting.
‘It's imperative to have humour with your kids,’ she told TODAY Parents. ‘We joke about everything — sex, drugs, politics, their bodies — I don't want them to think anything is taboo.
‘Humor is a great segue into having meaningful conversations and it helps break the tension of things that can be kind of awkward. And, if we don't have a sense of humor about parenting, we will literally lose our minds.’
For more about Whitney’s fabulous lunch bags, head here.