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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Pi...
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2 years ago

This is precious!

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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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Lelia Ungureanu
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2 years ago

so sweet!

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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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Виолина Коцева
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2 years ago

Can i like this twice :D

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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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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

You rock!

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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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Denise Melek
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2 years ago

I like that woman.

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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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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! She did a great job :D

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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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Marceline
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2 years ago

Bravo for saving the squirrel!

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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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Dani Donovan
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2 years ago

This is awesome!

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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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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

I agree

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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CelSlade
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2 years ago

Your MIL rocks!

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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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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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2 years ago

thiiiiiiis one needs WAY more points XD

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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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Clare McDuff
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2 years ago

That’s a funny way of saying egg and sperm ...

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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rakuninaru
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2 years ago

The eggs...

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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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2 years ago

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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Mary Waisanen
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2 years ago

still looks like a severed toe.

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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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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

my kind if thinking

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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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2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Indeed a Pot Holder.

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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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Pi...
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2 years ago

She tried!

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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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2 years ago

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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Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

hahahaha

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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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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

someone drunk wrote that

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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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rakuninaru
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2 years ago

hahaha, she likes you!

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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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just a thought !
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2 years ago

This is amazing !

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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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Dan H
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2 years ago

smart woman

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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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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

LOL yep he found his dad's playboys alright!

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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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Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

Works in a hospital, does she?

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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
2 years ago

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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Eamonn Anderson
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2 years ago

daughter farthest to the right has seen some shit

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

"the best fudge comes from Uranus" im crying xD

JoSta Urban
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gawd... Had to read it second time to get it :D dying now

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

of course it does ask any dog

Madeline Tuohey
Community Member
2 years ago

I've actually been there!

Madalyn
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHA

Mariann Bårdsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear..🤢

Kelly Franklin
Community Member
2 years ago

I was just there!

June Henry
Community Member
2 years ago

Been there, it is pretty good fudge!

Alice Shockley
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a whole town. They have fun with it.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd think twice before I ate it.

Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao that is so disgusting

Denise Mirto
Community Member
2 years ago

ewwww

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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Cat Anya
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2 years ago

O.O

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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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Lisa Shelton
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2 years ago

Her priorities are straight!

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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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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

she is clever you have to admit

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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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AmetRaven
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2 years ago

Was it empty?

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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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2 years ago

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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Zori the degu
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2 years ago

That's so mean! :D

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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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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

aw this is sweet

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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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Lana
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2 years ago

She must hate you.

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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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CBN2143
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2 years ago

Eye candy alert! haha!

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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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2 years ago

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

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#49

This Mother-In-Law

This Mother-In-Law

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

Drznk ?

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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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Clare McDuff
Community Member
2 years ago

I deCANT stop laughing!!! (be gentle guys)

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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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Eamonn Anderson
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2 years ago

STOOOOP

#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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2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Cat Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

She's a keeper

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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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2 years ago

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

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Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

These are from the late 1980's/early 1990's!! I had the Lucy nightshirt w "I love humanity. It's people I can't stand," and "it's hard to go to sleep at not if not allowed a brief word of criticism."

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#58

My Mother In Law Tried To Bake Some Round Sugar Cookies While Drunk

My Mother In Law Tried To Bake Some Round Sugar Cookies While Drunk

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

hey those look like my cookies when i'm sober except these are a little too unburnt

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#59

My Mother-In-Law Stopped By And Fed The Dog

My Mother-In-Law Stopped By And Fed The Dog

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BoredBirgit
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2 years ago

Because she didn't use the zipper?

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#60

My Mother-In-Law Has This Thing Hanging In Our Kitchen Window And It Is Creeping Me The Fuck Out

My Mother-In-Law Has This Thing Hanging In Our Kitchen Window And It Is Creeping Me The Fuck Out

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Carmen McLellan
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2 years ago

Bring me the head of Santa Claus!

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#61

Love This Lady

Love This Lady

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#62

So My Mother In Law Thinks I Do Drugs

So My Mother In Law Thinks I Do Drugs

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Dawn Frank
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2 years ago

I almost dyed laughing!

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#63

Was Playing Around With The New Camera With My Fiancee's Brother And Snapped This Shot Of My Future Mother-In-Law

Was Playing Around With The New Camera With My Fiancee's Brother And Snapped This Shot Of My Future Mother-In-Law

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Dan H
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2 years ago

run - don't ask why, just run

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#64

Gift From My Mother-In-Law, Apparently It's A Beer Chiller

Gift From My Mother-In-Law, Apparently It's A Beer Chiller

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Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

Suuuuure it is

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#65

In November On Facebook My Mom Asked My Husband If He Dares To Wear Glitters In His Beard. He Answered "Ok, For Christmas" And She Callenged Him To Go To The Xmas Fair With It. On Christmas She Had Printed The Screenshot And Offred Him A Glitter Bomb. Annnnnnd They Did It.

In November On Facebook My Mom Asked My Husband If He Dares To Wear Glitters In His Beard. He Answered "Ok, For Christmas" And She Callenged Him To Go To The Xmas Fair With It. On Christmas She Had Printed The Screenshot And Offred Him A Glitter Bomb. Annnnnnd They Did It.

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Red Ruffensor
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2 years ago

That actually looks kinda cool.

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#66

Mother-In-Law Just Posted This On The Book Of Faces

Mother-In-Law Just Posted This On The Book Of Faces

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Cat Meow
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2 years ago

But you'd miss out on all the fun!

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#67

My Mother-In-Law Vs. Carpenter Bees

My Mother-In-Law Vs. Carpenter Bees

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

Mother in law 1 Carpenter bees 0

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#68

My Mother-In-Law

My Mother-In-Law

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

only 91.5 pure sin i thought it would be a higher percentage of sin to balance out the bodily fluids of mexican canniibus manufactures lol

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#69

My Ultra Conservative Mother-In-Law Accidentally Liked A Budweiser Ad. Hilarity And Heartfelt Well Wishes Ensues

My Ultra Conservative Mother-In-Law Accidentally Liked A Budweiser Ad. Hilarity And Heartfelt Well Wishes Ensues

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