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The Week's Best Tweets About Parenting


First Posted: 05/18/2012 11:50 am Updated: 05/18/2012 11:50 am

About a month ago, Susan Orlean cracked us up when she tweeted the following: "This morning, apropos of nothing, my 7 yo son announced, "Mom, you're the master of sex!" #ikidyounot #heartattack #yetflattered." As it turns out, he's not the only child commenting on his mom's sex life. This week, "Wild" author Cheryl Strayed shared a remark from her own son: "My son, examining my driver's license for the first time: 'Why does it say "Sex: F"? Did you fail at sex, Mommy?'"

What else were parents talking about on Twitter? Well, Julius Sharpe and Jamie Reeves both noted just how expensive children's birthday parties can be. And that's not all -- click through the slideshow below to see our favorite tweets of the week.

Missed last week's roundup? See more great parental moments on Twitter here.

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  • Cheryl Strayed

  • His High-ness Mike

  • rosanne cash

  • Panio Gianopoulos

  • Not Steve Carell

  • Jamie Reeves

  • Judd Apatow

  • Jenny Pentland

  • meredithrodkey

  • Molly Ringwald

  • Julius Sharpe

  • Glennon Melton

  • Simran Baidwan

  • Paula Poundstone

  • heels

  • Lawbster

  • Stephanie

  • Amber Costley

  • Julie Silver

  • Matt Haig

  • Sarah Thyre

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