Parenting can be a challenge. But there’s a silver lining to every stormcloud—raising kids provides plenty of humorous and entertaining moments that help us laugh our troubles away.

Plenty of dads and moms out there know that sadness shared is halved and that being able to laugh at themselves is necessary for a bright and wholesome life. That’s why they share their (painfully) hilarious excerpts from their parenting lives on the internet. The Bored Panda team collected some of the very best parenting memes for you to enjoy, so scroll away! Don’t forget to upvote your faves and share your own funny parenting stories in the comments.

Also, check out our previous articles about the funniest ever parenting memes right here, here, as well as here.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

you're not human

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Julien
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1 year ago

football !!!

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

That'll work another two times, tops.

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Bored Panda spoke with Samantha Scroggin, aka Samantha Taylor of the 'Walking Outside in Slippers' blog, about parenting and its challenges. We asked her about the most memorable things that her kids have done. Here's what she had to say: "Kids are always hilarious, so it’s practically impossible to choose one funniest memory. I started blogging and Tweeting so I’d have a place to type out the funny things my two kids said before I forgot them."

"Just a few days ago my, my 8-year-old son said he was going to grow up and move to Vegas and send me a postcard everything few months because they have 'lots of photo booths there.' A few days before that, my son complained that his watermelon had too much melon and not enough water in it. One day in church a couple of months ago, my 4-year-old daughter yelled out 'God doesn’t have a son!' So truly, kids are always entertaining."

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Noez 🇸🇪
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1 year ago

Woah this is brilliant! And evil. But still, brilliant!

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Amy Frank
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1 year ago

LMAO, same with my cat

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

The best kind of diahrrea

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We also wanted to know what parts of parenting Samantha find the hardest, as well as the most rewarding. "For me, the hardest part of parenting is accepting that we’re going to face challenges as parents no matter how 'good' of a parent we are. Our kids are their own people with their own quirks and strengths, not some little extensions of their parents. It’s been a work in progress for me to accept my kids as they are, behavior issues and all, and move forward positively to help them grow into the best versions of themselves."

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Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Because that was the thing that stood out as the mother's involvement and play is normal. Hopefully teachers will work that one out.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

My husband leaves his used balled up towel on the sink every time. Drives me nuts.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

they learn quickly

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Samantha also gave new parents (who might be feeling a tad overwhelmed with everything) some friendly advice: "I would urge new parents to trust their guts when it comes to raising their kids. When my kids are sick, I find that my instincts are usually right about when to take them to the emergency room or just try some Tylenol at home."

"We can get caught up in parenting advice books and worrying about every little thing, but we already know much of what we need to know to be awesome parents. Parenting has been built into our DNA from our past generations. We’ve got this," she encouraged other parents.

"I think we parents do our best when we choose to see parenthood as a piece of who we are, and not our entire identity. Being parents is a huge, important undertaking, but kids benefit from us being well-rounded people."

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Logan Scaggs
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1 year ago

This is true. Every time I called out my dad's name to come upstairs or downstairs he'd always ask "what'd you break?"

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miten sasmita
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1 year ago

Someone clearly doesn't want any sibling lol

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Marky Mark
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1 year ago

Why is Quentin Tarentino inspecting your house?

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Even if you’re a superhero in disguise, sooner or later you’ll feel the brunt of what’s known as parental burnout. That’s when you’re completely exhausted. Drained. When you feel like your world is upside down. Like you have no foundation. Like everything’s chaotic. And how you have no energy left to raise your kids right.

It’s a similar feeling of being physically, mentally, and emotionally overwhelmed when you start a new job or begin to completely change your lifestyle: you feel small and powerless and scared. Fortunately, there are means and ways to fight against burnout, restore your hit points and mana, and turn that frown upside down.

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Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

I always say 'it's sprout flavoured'.

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JuJu
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1 year ago

son was in bed for ONE day and dancing in front of his doc the next. I was laid low for a whole week

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Captain Awesome
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1 year ago

It lasts at least until they leave home.

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Erin Schlicher explains that parenting is not about doing things perfectly. Instead of trying to “do it all,” we should aim to be “good enough” parents. Why? Because that’s realistic. And if we let go of unattainable expectations of providing the “perfect” childhood for our kids, we can instead focus on, you know, actually spending time with them.

Besides, this gets rid of a lot of pressure when we realize who we’re trying to do things perfectly for (hint: it’s not always for the kids). After all, what matters more: playing with your kids in the park or forcing them to play the violin just to impress the other neighborhood parents?

Beating burnout also means never going it alone. Turn to your grandparents, other family members, friends, and friends of friends when you need an hour or two alone time. While they’re babysitting your kids, go get some sleep, watch a movie, build a boat in your workshop. Whatever it is that you need to do to feel like you’re back at 100% again.

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AndersM
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1 year ago

Excatly the same here. But love they love it as much as their dad!

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

I hate that..."how old are you mom?"...."I'm 33 sweetie"...."WOW your old"...sweet...thanks...

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Lara Verne
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1 year ago

Burn!

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Julia Sandoval
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1 year ago

<3

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Hańka
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1 year ago

Think about miserable teachers ;)

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My O My
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1 year ago

Valid question

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Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

I've tried doing floor exercises with my dogs in the room - they are enthusiastic but unhelpful.

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Tiari
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1 year ago

Better than the blanks would be „Mama, I‘m boooooored!!!“

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Catlady6000
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1 year ago

I left a pack of pork chops,on the top shelf in my bedroom closet once. Guess how we found it? And no, I have no idea why

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K Schildt
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1 year ago

yikes

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

so fucking brave

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JuJu
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1 year ago

next level: in the dark and without waking anyone

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago

Being a normal parent ... that's what it's called.

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Snack Attact
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1 year ago

LMAO.. this is wonderful

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Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

Reasoning with a toddler... hahahahaha.

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Mary Montejo
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1 year ago

I never say anything that can be taken as affirmative to them while absent-mindedly listening.

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Two kids and still can't trust anyone but family

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

I had a window sticker on my car that said "Nice People Swallow," and when my 6 year old son asked me about it, I said something about not talking with your mouth full. I forgot the kid learned to read.

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Snack Attact
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1 year ago

And fake threatening to cancel birthdays or other holiday 😜

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Aria
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1 year ago

I downloaded an annoying sound for my alarm too. Works like a charm. My friend who lives in another state told me it woke her up too!

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My O My
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1 year ago

Yep

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LOttawa
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1 year ago

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And the one time you don't pack it, that's when they'll want it.

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Rishav Agarwal
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1 year ago

I got a rc helicopter for my birthday because my dad wanted to fly it.

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PotterHead
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1 year ago

You poor soul

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

Me and my cousins

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Catlady6000
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1 year ago

I feel you, kid

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Marleen
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1 year ago

Kids can be so innocent, it's heartwarming

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miten sasmita
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1 year ago

My former coworker goes fishing wearing his work uniform (on sundays!) just so his daughter doesn't pester him to join in.

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Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

Nah - I'd explain. Kids at school will correct him far more harshly.

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