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 month ago

you're not human

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Julien
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1 month ago

football !!!

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Martha Meyer
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1 month 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 month ago

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

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Amy Frank
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1 month ago

LMAO, same with my cat

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Ana J
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1 month ago

I love it when kids do that. It's just as funny when adults use the wrong word too. The number of times I've seen colon written instead of cologne when describing men's fragrances.😂. Examples: "I could smell his colon when he kissed me." "His colon lingered on the pillow in the morning." "I love men's colons and use them a lot."

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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 month 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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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 month ago

Do as I say, not as I do. Dumbest concept ever.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 month 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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Colleen Coughlin
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1 month ago

Just say, "Ok! Great! What didn't you break?"...they will immediately tell you what thru broke

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miten sasmita
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1 month ago

Someone clearly doesn't want any sibling lol

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Marky Mark
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1 month 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 month ago

I always say 'it's sprout flavoured'.

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JuJu
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1 month 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 month 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 month ago

And I have to translate from English to Danish during all the movies!

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Ana J
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1 month ago

Hahaha, I love this. My son thinks I'm super old (I'm 39) but he tells me I'm still beautiful.

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Lara Verne
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1 month ago

Burn!

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Marleen
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1 month ago

So caring!

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Hańka
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1 month ago

Think about miserable teachers ;)

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 month ago

Both. Life for himself but car for third party.

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Liam Walsh
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1 month 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 month ago

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

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 month ago

I found my daughter's toothbrush in between two couch cushions...with foamy toothpaste on it....like WHY child? WHY??

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Lady Laura
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1 month ago

If it wasn't hard there wouldn't be millions of books on how to accomplish it. I don't have time to read these books though, and I'm a happy mama to two kids under two.

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 month ago

so fucking brave

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JuJu
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1 month ago

next level: in the dark and without waking anyone

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Being a parent.

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Snack Attact
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1 month ago

LMAO.. this is wonderful

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Liam Walsh
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1 month ago

Reasoning with a toddler... hahahahaha.

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Mary Montejo
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1 month ago

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

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RJ
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1 month ago

My then 5 y o gave a man in a car the finger. Guy was mad. I thought it was funny to show em that movie from Mr. Bean, where he does that to greet ppl and thought they were big enough for it. They were not.

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Snack Attact
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1 month ago

I'm so jealous of Nana from Peter pan...

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 month 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 month ago

And fake threatening to cancel birthdays or other holiday 😜

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Aria
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1 month 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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Colleen Coughlin
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1 month ago

Pretty much

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You’reGonnaDissaprove
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1 month ago

I think it meant that the mom packs herself a book, as if there is even a slight chance she will be able to read any of it during the trip.

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Rishav Agarwal
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1 month ago

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

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Aria
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1 month ago

I was once the child with the whistle

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 month ago

Me and my cousins

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Catlady6000
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1 month ago

I feel you, kid

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Marleen
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1 month ago

Kids can be so innocent, it's heartwarming

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miten sasmita
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1 month 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 month ago

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

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