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Many posts and even books tell you how glorious and fulfilling it is to raise children. The reality is, though, that you’re often vomited on, have literally zero spare time, and are haunted by dragging insomnia, and this is just the beginning of the list. Sincerely, we absolutely sympathize with you.

So, do you feel like throwing a party every time your kid finally goes to sleep at night? Do you dread the thought of having to move your child’s car seat into another car? Is parenting your children akin to dealing with a pack of Velociraptors? If you find yourself nodding wildly to any or all of the above, we invite you to take a look at this list of hilarious “parenting is hard” memes we’ve compiled for you. Have a good laugh, and don't forget to vote for the funniest memes!

#1

The Iron Grip

Baby holding rice meme about parenting

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Lesbian Thespian
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an elder sister I can confirm this is true. Also yay I did the first comment!

#2

Oh Believe Me, They Complained

Baby picture in mothers belly meme about parenting

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Keeping Kids Busy

Baby looking at different things on the board meme about parenting

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Teaching your kid to be good with his/her hands can be a double edged sword. I learned that from experience.

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Funny Parenting Memes Can Help You Through The Day

While producing a decent human being from scratch is nothing short of a heroic act, you don't have to be super serious about it all the time. Laughter and funny memes about parenting can make even the worst situation seem easier. Everyone who’s going through a process called parenthood will find parenting memes funny and totally relatable.

It may seem to you like no one is going through the same stuff you do, but you’ll be surprised to find out how many people have had or are having the exact same experience trying to force their children to eat vegetables or wear a decent pair of pants when they go outside.

Reading about your troubles through someone else’s humorous perspective can help you see that it’s not, after all, all that terrible. Maybe next time your child has a meltdown over their broccoli touching their mashed potatoes on the plate, you can turn it into more “parenting is hard” memes to make other parents feel better.

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#7

Moving A Sleeping Baby

Baby sleeping vs bomb meme about parenting

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is extremely accurate. Could never get my nephew down in his crib, he always just ended up sleeping on my boobs. I held in many a full bladder so he could get a nap in!

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#8

Sleep Is For The Weak

Haven't slept monster meme about parenting

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You also haven't dressed up in so long you have no idea what the current style is.

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#9

Noisy Toys

Captain from space meme about parenting

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Jamal W
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's because daddy removed the batteries while you where sleep xD

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#10

Funny Parenting Meme

Baby reaching from door threshold meme about parenting

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Pickles Driver
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Going to the bathroom is a group activity once you have kids, hope you like an audience!

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#11

The "I Told You"

Brad Pitt meme about parenting

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its always the youngest one. The oldest one already knows better, and the middle one is too busy pouting to really care.

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#12

Bedtime Routine

Michael Scott meme about parenting

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#13

Kid's Room Decor

1st kid's room vs 2nd kid's room meme about parenting

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is only true when there are three or more kids. The youngest always gets the attention and goodies, and is spoiled rotten. The first kid gets his goodies from being the most mature and hard working. But the middle kid is always the odd one out in any equation.

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#14

Bathtime

Shark jumping meme about parenting

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having to convince them to get in the tub"I don't want to take a bath", then trying to convince them to get out "I don't want to get out!"

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Is It Okay to Tell Parenting Jokes?

Like with any other type of jokes, balance is key. If you know someone who’s going through the general hurdles of parenting, funny mom memes or dad memes might offer them the necessary tension release they need to carry on. 

On the other hand, if the person in question is going through some serious stuff as a parent, it might not be the time for joking. Save the “parenting is hard” memes for later and share them once you feel they have the bandwidth for some parenting jokes.

#16

Involuntary Co-Sleeping

Leopards hugging meme about parenting

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least this still gives the parents some time to get reacquainted

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#17

Night vs. Morning

Cute cat vs morning cat meme about parenting

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lmao I'm an adult and I tell myself 'one more episode" and wake up the same way!

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#19

You Never Buy Me Anything

Gifts for kids meme

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#20

Little Demons

Game of Thrones meme about parenting

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Bunnies are better!!
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha!! Her look totally says it all. She's like "Are you sure you wanna know?"

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#21

Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy!

Tangled and Merida meme about parenting

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Beatrice Alighieri
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But it's still so sweet, after they're grown ups, to hear them say "Hi Mom!" or text you like "Hey Mom, what's the recipe for that awesome (insert food here) you make?" <3 We do - but hearing *Mom* never gets old.

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#22

Suspicious Silence

Kid on books meme about parenting

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#23

Loud Toys

Michael Scott meme about parenting

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When they look up because of the noise, but then magically lay their head back down. Talk about feeling extreme emotions in just two seconds.

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#27

My Kid Is A Saint

Person clapping meme about parenting

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In that case, she's not paying close attention, or the little one hasn't thought of it yet. LOL!

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#28

Trustworthy People

Person looking at small paper meme about parenting

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Joe Dad
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually a good idea. So many molesters out there these days. Don't trust just anyone.

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#31

Leaving The House Without Kids

Robert Downey Jr. meme about parenting

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Parenting Memes

Jackie Chan meme about parenting

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Savannah
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true, or when you hear your mom on the phone, acting all nice, and your like wtf your never that nice.

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#33

Come On Already!

Ok, children! Time to go! vs I said let's go meme

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Lauren Southwood
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They don't appreciate when your being nice they just want to push you till you yell and then they cry that your mean....

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#34

You Don't Know Exhaustion

People laughing meme about parenting

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That`s why I think I`ll never have kids. If it`s a tiring job you do mainly at home, it`s not for me. I barely stand homework and housework, I don`t need screaming kids.

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#35

Moms Have Names, Too

Baby looking angry meme about parenting

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#38

Parenting Memes

Pig dancing from Sing movie meme about parenting

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#40

Creepy Kids

Severus Snape meme about parenting

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the deal is we know all these stuff and we keep having baby !!

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#42

Having Multiple Children

Three dinosaurs and person meme about parenting

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Personal Space

Rhino and bird meme about parenting

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Crystllee
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son does this on purpose and loudly announces that I have failed my brake check.

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#44

Entertain Yourself

Maximus talking meme about parenting

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#46

Signature Forging

Parent signature meme

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I tried this once. Forged my mom's signature. Somehow, they figured out the cursive 8-year-old writing wasn't my mom.

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#47

Parenting Memes

Baby holding hands meme about parenting

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Lauren Southwood
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son came out with his hands like this, the midwives said, he thinks he's doctor evil. Lol

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#50

Food Preferences

Beast angry shouting meme about parenting

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Kris Johnston
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes Yes Yes! Especially when they refuse to eat a homecooked meal and whine for McDonald's instead!

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#51

Screaming Contest

Kid and person screaming meme about parenting

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