10/26/2012 12:48 pm ET

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

While you may be inclined to buy your kids the hottest toys and gadgets, parents on Twitter prove how often the simple things in life are all you need to keep kids entertained. See: dogs, buckets ... ham.

Our favorite 140 character anecdotes this week ranged from triumphant to hilarious. Click through the gallery below to read them all -- and vote for your favorites!

This Week's Best Parenting Tweets