Mother in laws have had it pretty rough over the years, the butt of countless jokes and the subject of less than flattering stereotypes about them being intrusive, overbearing and quite frankly, mean.

Luckily however, like most stereotypes this one is dead wrong. Mothers in law come in all shapes and sizes but at the end of it all what they really want is the best for their loved ones.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of mothers in law at their best. Funny, clever, kind, naughty, naïve or just a bit wrong, this list is all kinds of hilarious. Scroll down to check it out and tell us your mother in law stories in the comments!

#1

My Mother-In-Law Knitted My Wife's Snake A Christmas Sweater

My Mother-In-Law Knitted My Wife's Snake A Christmas Sweater

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#2

Just Got This Snap From The Mother-In-Law

Just Got This Snap From The Mother-In-Law

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#3

Mother-In-Law Complained About The Sun Being In Her Eyes. I Closed The Blinds, Turned Around And Saw This

Mother-In-Law Complained About The Sun Being In Her Eyes. I Closed The Blinds, Turned Around And Saw This

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#4

Mother-In-Law Bought These To Embarrass Me. It Didn't Work

Mother-In-Law Bought These To Embarrass Me. It Didn't Work

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#5

My Favorite Mug. My Mother In Law Gave It To Me

My Favorite Mug. My Mother In Law Gave It To Me

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#6

So My Mother-In-Law Is Taking A Photoshop Class

So My Mother-In-Law Is Taking A Photoshop Class

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#7

So, I Saved A Dying Baby Squirrel Once, And Now My Mother-In-Law Thinks I'm The Squirrel Whisperer. She Hooked Me Up With Some Hot Squirrel Swag

So, I Saved A Dying Baby Squirrel Once, And Now My Mother-In-Law Thinks I'm The Squirrel Whisperer. She Hooked Me Up With Some Hot Squirrel Swag

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#8

Over The Toilet In My Mother In Law's Bathroom, Always Makes Me A Little Uncomfortable

Over The Toilet In My Mother In Law's Bathroom, Always Makes Me A Little Uncomfortable

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#9

Grandma Made This For The Babie's Room. My Mother-In-Law Is The Best

Grandma Made This For The Babie's Room. My Mother-In-Law Is The Best

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#10

My Father-In-Law (73) And Mother-In-Law (70) Went On A Cruise A Few Weeks Ago. This Was Their Embarkation Photo

My Father-In-Law (73) And Mother-In-Law (70) Went On A Cruise A Few Weeks Ago. This Was Their Embarkation Photo

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Adogcalledkitty
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there a free brother in the family? I'd happily be their daughter-in-law.

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#11

My Mother-In-Law Is Pretty Funny

My Mother-In-Law Is Pretty Funny

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Gillian Black
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

must send this one on hey son got ya something

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#12

My Mother-In-Law Got A Goat. Meet Cedric

My Mother-In-Law Got A Goat. Meet Cedric

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Ok Ha-Neul
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is so cool caan i come live with your mother in law like would she be cool with that

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#13

Mother-In-Law Thinks Quivers Are Overrated

Mother-In-Law Thinks Quivers Are Overrated

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#14

When Your Mother In Law Sends You A Late Christmas Present

When Your Mother In Law Sends You A Late Christmas Present

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#15

Mother-In-Law Bought A Painting At Goodwill. She Said It Was A Pretty Sun With A Meteor Crashing Into It

Mother-In-Law Bought A Painting At Goodwill. She Said It Was A Pretty Sun With A Meteor Crashing Into It

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#16

My Mother In Law Just Texted Me This Asking "What Is Ass 19?"

My Mother In Law Just Texted Me This Asking "What Is Ass 19?"

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Eamonn Anderson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well when a mommy and daddy love each other very much...

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#17

My Mother-In-Law Just Hit Level 30 On Pokémon Go. This Is The Table When We Arrived For Dinner Today

My Mother-In-Law Just Hit Level 30 On Pokémon Go. This Is The Table When We Arrived For Dinner Today

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#18

My Girlfriend's Mom Sends Me Pictures Of Family Gatherings That I Don't Attend. I Do However Suspect That She Spices Them Up To Make Me Jealous

My Girlfriend's Mom Sends Me Pictures Of Family Gatherings That I Don't Attend. I Do However Suspect That She Spices Them Up To Make Me Jealous

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just a thought !
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So realistic ! Even I'm jealous of the mushrooms they had !

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#19

I Sat There, Staring, Wonderding Why My Religious Mother In Law Had A Severed Toe Christmas Tree Orament. Upon Closer Inspection:

I Sat There, Staring, Wonderding Why My Religious Mother In Law Had A Severed Toe Christmas Tree Orament. Upon Closer Inspection:

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#20

Never Loved My Mother-In-Law More Than The Moment After She Gave Me This (Mind You, She's Old School And Doesn't Know Memes)

Never Loved My Mother-In-Law More Than The Moment After She Gave Me This (Mind You, She's Old School And Doesn't Know Memes)

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#21

My Mom Made This For My Wife For Her Birthday. It's The Evolution Of My Daughter's Temper Tantrum

My Mom Made This For My Wife For Her Birthday. It's The Evolution Of My Daughter's Temper Tantrum

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EvieNiffler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is actually adorable and should be brought out when the boyfriend phase starts :P

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#22

Camping In Bear Area And My Mother-In-Law Gives Me This On Our Trip

Camping In Bear Area And My Mother-In-Law Gives Me This On Our Trip

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Lucky Gaudiau
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So now I'm imaging a grizzly covered in Silly String explaining to the other bears what happened.

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#23

Mother-In-Law Asked Me To Take Turkey Out Of Oven. Asked For Pot Holders And This Is What She Gave Me

Mother-In-Law Asked Me To Take Turkey Out Of Oven. Asked For Pot Holders And This Is What She Gave Me

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#24

Told My Boyfriend's Mom It Was The First Night Of Hanukkah And She Made Me This While I Was Out Of The Room

Told My Boyfriend's Mom It Was The First Night Of Hanukkah And She Made Me This While I Was Out Of The Room

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#25

My Mother In Law Had A "Virtual" Thanksgiving Dinner With Us This Year

My Mother In Law Had A "Virtual" Thanksgiving Dinner With Us This Year

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Merilyn Horton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s the only way Ide spend time with my family.

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#26

My Mother-In-Law Really Got The Hang Of This Game

My Mother-In-Law Really Got The Hang Of This Game

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#27

Mother-In-Law Found This On A Martini Bottle 30 Years Ago. She Makes Us Read It When She Thinks We're Drunk

Mother-In-Law Found This On A Martini Bottle 30 Years Ago. She Makes Us Read It When She Thinks We're Drunk

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#28

My Mother-In-Law Put A Sign On My Car Without Telling Me. I'm Not Even Mad

My Mother-In-Law Put A Sign On My Car Without Telling Me. I'm Not Even Mad

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#29

My Future Mother-In-Law Gives The Best Gifts

My Future Mother-In-Law Gives The Best Gifts

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#30

My Future Mother-In-Law On Her First Trip To Get Supplies For The Wedding

My Future Mother-In-Law On Her First Trip To Get Supplies For The Wedding

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#31

My Mother-In-Law Just Showed Me The "Chip-N-Dip" That My Husband Made In Art Class In 3rd Grade. She Didn't Get Why I Was Laughing So Hard

My Mother-In-Law Just Showed Me The "Chip-N-Dip" That My Husband Made In Art Class In 3rd Grade. She Didn't Get Why I Was Laughing So Hard

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#32

When Your Boyfriend's Mom Reuses Boxes For Christmas

When Your Boyfriend's Mom Reuses Boxes For Christmas

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#33

I Think I Lost Most Favorite Son-In-Law Status

I Think I Lost Most Favorite Son-In-Law Status

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Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should definitely be higher up on the list!

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#34

My Mother-In-Law Thought She Would Be Funny

My Mother-In-Law Thought She Would Be Funny

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#35

Mother-In-Law Brought Us Some Fudge From Uranus

Mother-In-Law Brought Us Some Fudge From Uranus

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Bway_Gonnabe11
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"the best fudge comes from Uranus" im crying xD

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#36

My Mother-In-Law Said She Gave Up On Grandkids

My Mother-In-Law Said She Gave Up On Grandkids

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Red Ruffensor
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there one for grandcats? I think that's all we're ever going to get.

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#37

Pizza You Say? Here's My Mother-In-Law Preheating A Cutting Board

Pizza You Say? Here's My Mother-In-Law Preheating A Cutting Board

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Nancy E
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did she ever clean up the mess ? ( In case, it happens to me)

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#38

Went To My Boyfriend's Mom's House For Christmas. She Got Me This

Went To My Boyfriend's Mom's House For Christmas. She Got Me This

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Wanda Queen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww, that means she likes you! You're grandbaby approved!

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#39

Mother-In-Law Won Cards Against Humanity Last Night (Playing With All 4 Of Her Children)

Mother-In-Law Won Cards Against Humanity Last Night (Playing With All 4 Of Her Children)

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#40

The Mother-In-Law Is About To Go Home To The States After Visiting Us In Australia. This Is What A Lot Of Her Luggage Looks Like

The Mother-In-Law Is About To Go Home To The States After Visiting Us In Australia. This Is What A Lot Of Her Luggage Looks Like

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#41

My Mother-In-Law Knew How To Combine My Gaming And Music In One Gift

My Mother-In-Law Knew How To Combine My Gaming And Music In One Gift

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#42

Special Thanks To My Mother-In-Law For The Gift

Special Thanks To My Mother-In-Law For The Gift

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#43

Future Mother-In-Law Brought A Pie To Our Barbeque. Think She's Trying To Tell Us Something?

Future Mother-In-Law Brought A Pie To Our Barbeque. Think She's Trying To Tell Us Something?

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Philip McCulloch
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it just me or does that pie look like it's going to start Sorting people...

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#44

Brother Got Engaged. Mother-In-Law Shows Her Support

Brother Got Engaged. Mother-In-Law Shows Her Support

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#45

So My Mother-In-Law Is So Funny. We Came Home To This In Our Bathroom

So My Mother-In-Law Is So Funny. We Came Home To This In Our Bathroom

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#46

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

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#47

My Future Mother-In-Law Is Amazing. And Super Funny. Lol He Was Super Hot!

My Future Mother-In-Law Is Amazing. And Super Funny. Lol He Was Super Hot!

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#48

Mother-In-Law Cleaning Her House And Found These. Asked Me If I Needed Any

Mother-In-Law Cleaning Her House And Found These. Asked Me If I Needed Any

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Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Yes, I could use some coasters and funky canvas for my art projects!"

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#50

Received A Gift From My Mother-In-Law

Received A Gift From My Mother-In-Law

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#51

My Mom Had A Little Fun With My Husband's Christmas Gift

My Mom Had A Little Fun With My Husband's Christmas Gift

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#52

Mother-In-Law Found This "Figurine" In Her Yard And Thought It Was Cute, So Naturally, She Decided To Put It With The Rest Of Her Collection

Mother-In-Law Found This "Figurine" In Her Yard And Thought It Was Cute, So Naturally, She Decided To Put It With The Rest Of Her Collection

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WhiteRabbit
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For those asking what it is ... It's a glass pipe for smoking weed.

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#53

My Mother In Law Thought She Was Giving My 6-Year-Old Daughter A Disney Princess Poster. Instead She Got "Hometown Hotties"

My Mother In Law Thought She Was Giving My 6-Year-Old Daughter A Disney Princess Poster. Instead She Got "Hometown Hotties"

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Karnelia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Common mistake. I always mix them up too.

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#54

Boss's Mother-In-Law

Boss's Mother-In-Law

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Ok Ha-Neul
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

your boss's mil is so cool but your boss is cooler for sharing this with you all

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#55

Amazing Mother-In-Law

Amazing Mother-In-Law

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#56

This Framed Picture Of Tom Selleck In My Mother-In-Law's Basement Kitchen

This Framed Picture Of Tom Selleck In My Mother-In-Law's Basement Kitchen

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Carolina Carolina
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My brother used to be able to make my mum cry by telling her that Tom Selleck was gay.

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#57

Passive Aggressive Sheets At My Mother-In-Law's House

Passive Aggressive Sheets At My Mother-In-Law's House