40 Too-Real Tweets About Children Playing Musical Instruments

If your parenting goal is to raise a little Renaissance Person, you’ll need to make sure your child receives a well-rounded arts education, including learning how to play a musical instrument.

This means they will be practicing, potentially every day. In your home. And while we live in an age where it’s possible for a person to play an electronic keyboard for their ears only using a pair of headphones, this sanity-saving technology has yet to be extended to other common childhood instruments like violins, trumpets and that shrieking rite of passage: the recorder.

Here, some of the funniest parents on X (formerly Twitter) describe all-too-aptly what it’s like to parent through the cacophony.