Parenting is tough. Kids are great, the light of our lives, but sometimes they can really try our patience. That's why it's so important to have a sense of humor, because if you didn't they would literally drive you insane!

These parents have got humor by the bucketload and they use it in the best possible way. Sometimes it's just not enough to be able to laugh off kids bad behavior, many of these parents come up with genius and hilarious pranks to get a little subtle revenge on their offspring as well. From mastering the art of the embarrassing dad, to reminding your adult kids who is still boss, this list compiled by Bored Panda is a treasure trove of ideas for poking a little fun at those pesky kids.

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1

Thanks, Dad

Thanks, Dad

Do me a favor.

I couldn't think of anything to write, so please pretend that you're reading something really touching, maybe even wipe away a tear, and then look at me and say, "that is so beautiful. I didn't know you could write like that." Then if anyone asks to see the card, refuse and tell them it was just too personal.

Thanks, I owe you one.

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#2

Dad Level Ultimate

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Oh I love this !! Fantastic sense of humour and a set of instructions that I would follow just because of the way they're written...

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#3

Mom Dressed Up As Her Son For Halloween

Mom Dressed Up As Her Son For Halloween

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I couldn´t tell them apart!

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#4

Dad Slid This Under Her Door

Dad Slid This Under Her Door

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Burrrrn!!

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#5

My Mother Made A Facebook Account And This Was Her First Message To Me:

My Mother Made A Facebook Account And This Was Her First Message To Me:

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varwenea 1 year ago

This wins the internet! I am laughing so hard right now.

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#6

How To Scare Your Kids This Holiday Season

How To Scare Your Kids This Holiday Season

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Its scary from any angle you see it!

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#7

Oh, Dad...

Oh, Dad...

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varwenea 1 year ago

Dad wins.

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#8

So My Brother, Richard, Is A Paraplegic And Has Been In A Wheelchair For About 25 Years. I'm Fairly Certain My Mom Didn't Much Care If He Was A Walking Dead Fan. She Just Thought This Was Freaking Hilarious, As Did The Rest Of Us

So My Brother, Richard, Is A Paraplegic And Has Been In A Wheelchair For About 25 Years. I'm Fairly Certain My Mom Didn't Much Care If He Was A Walking Dead Fan. She Just Thought This Was Freaking Hilarious, As Did The Rest Of Us

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Nancy Seton 1 year ago

Those little ironies are beautiful. Like my weelchair is from 'Beenhakker', a last name that translated means; Leg butcher. Funny thing is my leg got butchered and shattered a year ago. I had a very good laugh at that in the hospital.

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#9

Mom Broke A Knife While Cooking And Sent Me This Picture

Mom Broke A Knife While Cooking And Sent Me This Picture

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Mom should work in horror movies... that is a terrifying picture!

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#10

One Benefit Of Being A Little Person Is That You Can Drive Your Daughter Around In Her Barbie Jeep When She's Had Too Much To Drink

One Benefit Of Being A Little Person Is That You Can Drive Your Daughter Around In Her Barbie Jeep When She's Had Too Much To Drink

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varwenea 1 year ago

Dad scores points!

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#11

How In The World, Mom

How In The World, Mom

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

HA HA HA HA way to go, Mom!

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#12

Our Child Might Be The Reason You Drink

Our Child Might Be The Reason You Drink

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Parenting done right!

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#13

This Toddler Loves The Ads For A Local Personal Injury Lawyer So Much, His Mom Made It His Birthday Party Theme

This Toddler Loves The Ads For A Local Personal Injury Lawyer So Much, His Mom Made It His Birthday Party Theme

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C 1 year ago

Oh my god this is hilarious. I bet she could have called to get him to make an appearance. probably good advertising. "A name the whole family can trust!"

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#14

We Decided To Embarrass Our Daughter At The Airport After 3 Months Away (We Don't Normally Dress This Way)

We Decided To Embarrass Our Daughter At The Airport After 3 Months Away (We Don't Normally Dress This Way)

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Mission accomplished!

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#15

I Asked My Mom For A Cool Bookmark And This Is What She Gave Me (Yes, That Is My Mother)

I Asked My Mom For A Cool Bookmark And This Is What She Gave Me (Yes, That Is My Mother)

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Breezy 1 year ago

She's watching you!!

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#16

Parents, Make A Secret Stash Of Inappropriate Photos To Give Their Child On Their 18th Bday

Parents, Make A Secret Stash Of Inappropriate Photos To Give Their Child On Their 18th Bday

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Aud Wey 1 year ago

That is actually a very good idea!!

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#17

Decides To Spoof My Son's Facebook Profile Photo. How Did We Do?

Decides To Spoof My Son's Facebook Profile Photo. How Did We Do?

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The Frog 1 year ago

Pretty damn well

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#18

Finally Found My Sons After Walking Past Them A Dozen Times. Decided To Join Them

Finally Found My Sons After Walking Past Them A Dozen Times. Decided To Join Them

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Dad is very convincing!

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#19

When I Was 12, I Was Attacked By A Howler Monkey In Costa Rica. My Dad Runs A Tour And Travel Company Down There, And I Found This Postcard On His Rack

When I Was 12, I Was Attacked By A Howler Monkey In Costa Rica. My Dad Runs A Tour And Travel Company Down There, And I Found This Postcard On His Rack

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Asia 1 year ago

LOL This is hilarious :D

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#20

Son's Birthday Is Coming Up

Son's Birthday Is Coming Up

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Disappointment has a face

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#21

My Friend's Daughter Just Flew By Herself For The First Time. This Was How He Greeted Her At The Airport

My Friend's Daughter Just Flew By Herself For The First Time. This Was How He Greeted Her At The Airport

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Rebecca´s body language says it all: 100% embarrassed

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#22

Coloring With My Sons

Coloring With My Sons

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THATone 1 year ago

This is the best lol

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#23

My Mom Always Finds A Way To Surprise Me On My Birthday

My Mom Always Finds A Way To Surprise Me On My Birthday

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Amina Hays 1 year ago

This is adorable.

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#24

My Cousin Placed A Horse Mask On His Dog, His Son Didn't See The Humor In It

My Cousin Placed A Horse Mask On His Dog, His Son Didn't See The Humor In It

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Jetches 1 year ago

BE GONE BEELZEBUB

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#25

1) Get Your Child To Squash Up Against A Window 2) Take Photo 3) Set As Phone Background 4) Child Is 'Stuck In' Phone

1) Get Your Child To Squash Up Against A Window 2) Take Photo 3) Set As Phone Background 4) Child Is 'Stuck In' Phone

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varwenea 1 year ago

That is creepy!!!!

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#26

Actual Photo Of Me Waiting For My Daughter To Finish Her Homework

Actual Photo Of Me Waiting For My Daughter To Finish Her Homework

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Talia Johnson 1 year ago

omg, yes! Anything that could be done in 15 minutes takes a whole morning, starting with a good half hour chorus of 'but this will take sooooooooo long, there's soooooo much, I don't want to spend my whole weekend doing thiiiiiiiiiis'.

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#27

I Don't Always Get Packages From My Father, But When I Do

I Don't Always Get Packages From My Father, But When I Do

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varwenea 1 year ago

$6 to write "it worked" in an email. That's good profit.

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#28

I Put Vanilla Pudding In A Mayonnaise Jar. My Kids Were Horrified As I Ate It While Watching Them Open Their Easter Presents

I Put Vanilla Pudding In A Mayonnaise Jar. My Kids Were Horrified As I Ate It While Watching Them Open Their Easter Presents

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I can ever hear the "yummy" sounds he´s making for full effect!

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#29

Our 2-Year-Old Daughter Fell Asleep Like This, We Added The Knife For Dramatic Effect

Our 2-Year-Old Daughter Fell Asleep Like This, We Added The Knife For Dramatic Effect

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

I thought it was a plastic hand!

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#30

My Buddy And His Sister Refused To Go Do A Photo Shoot With Their Parents. Subsequently, Their Parents Decided Who Their Favorite Child Was That Day

My Buddy And His Sister Refused To Go Do A Photo Shoot With Their Parents. Subsequently, Their Parents Decided Who Their Favorite Child Was That Day

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Well, you can guarantee your dog will always be pleased to be with you!

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#31

My Jewish Mother Gave Me This As A Housewarming Gift

My Jewish Mother Gave Me This As A Housewarming Gift

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 year ago

BAHAHAHA

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#32

Today My Dad Finally Decided To Cash This Chip In, I'm 35

Today My Dad Finally Decided To Cash This Chip In, I'm 35

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LOttawa 1 year ago

He just waited until you could pay the bill :)

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#33

My Son's First Day At School Today. I Handled It Really Well

My Son's First Day At School Today. I Handled It Really Well

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glowworm2 1 year ago

And I thought the kids were clingy at that point!

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#34

My Dad And I (Jokingly) Told My Mom We Would Leave The Apple Store Only After She Had Taken A "Selfie" On Every Single Device. Next Thing I Know Her Face Is All Over The Store

My Dad And I (Jokingly) Told My Mom We Would Leave The Apple Store Only After She Had Taken A "Selfie" On Every Single Device. Next Thing I Know Her Face Is All Over The Store

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C 1 year ago

Omg mom of the year

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#35

My Mom Is Selling My Brother's Iguana

My Mom Is Selling My Brother's Iguana

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glowworm2 1 year ago

This makes me want Santiago pretty badly actually.

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#36

I Think My Nephew Is Already Pissing Off His Mother

I Think My Nephew Is Already Pissing Off His Mother

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

I hear that the eviction is scheduled on Labor Day...

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#37

When Daycare, Completely Seriously, Asks My Friend To Answer Stupid Questions On Behalf Of His 11-Month-Old Daughter, It Is Inevitable That Stupid Answers Is What They'll Receive

When Daycare, Completely Seriously, Asks My Friend To Answer Stupid Questions On Behalf Of His 11-Month-Old Daughter, It Is Inevitable That Stupid Answers Is What They'll Receive

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JD Cassavaugh 1 year ago

Rapid digestion. That shit is so true.

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#38

People Kept Commenting On How Much Hair Our Baby Son Has, So Naturally This Was The Next Step

People Kept Commenting On How Much Hair Our Baby Son Has, So Naturally This Was The Next Step

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Rue Granger 1 year ago

His expressions make it 100 times better!

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#39

In 1980 I Got My Head Stuck In A Fence And Instead Of Helping Me My Parents Took This Photo

In 1980 I Got My Head Stuck In A Fence And Instead Of Helping Me My Parents Took This Photo

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varwenea 1 year ago

Parents still do it now, except they also post it on multiple sites before helping you.

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#40

My Mom Sent This To Me For Easter. I Love My Mom

My Mom Sent This To Me For Easter. I Love My Mom

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boredmonkey 1 year ago

One of the bunnies in the back has googly eyes as eyes

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#41

My Friend Was Running Late To Drop Off Her Daughter At School

My Friend Was Running Late To Drop Off Her Daughter At School

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

Have to love a parent who can laugh at themselves!

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#42

My Son Started To Cry When He Saw Santa, So I Decided It'd Be A Good Idea If We All Joined To

My Son Started To Cry When He Saw Santa, So I Decided It'd Be A Good Idea If We All Joined To

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Excellent! Love Santa's expression.

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#43

My Family Is Pretty Odd. Tonight, My Mom Hired An Elvis Impersonator And Didn't Tell Anyone About It

My Family Is Pretty Odd. Tonight, My Mom Hired An Elvis Impersonator And Didn't Tell Anyone About It

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

and they fall in a trap......

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#44

A Friend's Son Got $1 From The Tooth Fairy A Couple Days Ago. He Wrote Her A Letter Asking To Upgrade His $1 To $5. This Was The Tooth Fairy's Response

A Friend's Son Got $1 From The Tooth Fairy A Couple Days Ago. He Wrote Her A Letter Asking To Upgrade His $1 To $5. This Was The Tooth Fairy's Response

Dear <...>,

My name is Dee Kay. My associate Tooth fairy told me about your letter and I have been assigned to your case #092208-5.

We have removed our Plaques from the wall, going 3 years EWI (extraction without incident), in order to focus and resolve your case. It looks as though we need to Brush Up on our extraction skills, and the going rate for teeth.

One thing we do agree on and have taken into consideration, it was very bold of you to ask for more money. Since all your teeth have been cavity free we decided to increase your TPO (tooth pay out) by $1 for future extractions. This is with the stipulation the tooth is cavity free. Should you place a cavity filled tooth under your pillow you will receive a bill to cover our costs of flight travel. We cannot take CFT's (cavity filled teeth) back with us. Our CTO (central tooth officer) S. Cary Gums, would shut down the DDD (Department of Dental Disturbance) if we even attempted to bring a CFT back, and that would mean no TPO's for children anywhere. I know you wouldn't want to be the cause of that.

Thank you for reading our response to your letter. I am filing this case as closed.

Stay strong and brush on!

Dee Kay

Director of DDD

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

This is so clever, but I wonder if the kid fully understands all this legal terminology, I mean look at his face... more like..."what???"

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#45

If I Ever Have A Son, I'm Making Him Wear This T-Shirt

If I Ever Have A Son, I'm Making Him Wear This T-Shirt

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Cute boots!

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#46

My Dad Just Walked In And Taped This To My Door

My Dad Just Walked In And Taped This To My Door

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earringnut 1 year ago

ji just woke up. this is now part of my life. today looks like it's going to be very good indeed.

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#47

Gave My 11-Year-Old His New Meds This Morning. He Looked At It And Said I'm Not Putting A Big D In My Mouth. Took Every Bit Of Responsible Mom Power I Had Not To Scream That's What She Said

Gave My 11-Year-Old His New Meds This Morning. He Looked At It And Said I'm Not Putting A Big D In My Mouth. Took Every Bit Of Responsible Mom Power I Had Not To Scream That's What She Said

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Grumble o'Pug 1 year ago

LOL!!

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#48

My Son Didn't React In The Video To His Grandma's Present, So I Just Screenshot Him Yawning And Send That

My Son Didn't React In The Video To His Grandma's Present, So I Just Screenshot Him Yawning And Send That

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Whatever it takes to make Granny happy!

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#49

I Found A Horribly Fun Way To Disappoint My Kids In The Morning

I Found A Horribly Fun Way To Disappoint My Kids In The Morning

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Amina Hays 1 year ago

Wait, yes I do! Christ, that took far too long! :)

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#50

My Dad Gave My Fiancé A Goat As Dowry For Our Recent Engagement As A Joke

My Dad Gave My Fiancé A Goat As Dowry For Our Recent Engagement As A Joke

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C 1 year ago

This is adorable

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#51

Guy Says He's Made A Hobby Out Of Embarrassing His Daughter

Guy Says He's Made A Hobby Out Of Embarrassing His Daughter

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

I can't determine which is more embarrassing!!

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#52

I Asked For An Apple Watch For My Birthday. This Is What I Got

I Asked For An Apple Watch For My Birthday. This Is What I Got

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Jeff 1 year ago

Literalists strike again!!

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#53

A Box Of Presents Just Arrived From Home. Instead Of A Card I Got This Wonderful Piece Of Advice From My Mother, In The Form Of An Embroidered Pillow (Which She Made Herself. I Love My Mom)

A Box Of Presents Just Arrived From Home. Instead Of A Card I Got This Wonderful Piece Of Advice From My Mother, In The Form Of An Embroidered Pillow (Which She Made Herself. I Love My Mom)

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Chyppa Homer 1 year ago

Red Forman is your mom ? How cool is that ?! :D

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#54

My 3-Year-Old Nephew Had Some Anatomy Questions For My Sister

My 3-Year-Old Nephew Had Some Anatomy Questions For My Sister

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Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Don't settle for $100 - you can get more!

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#55

A Quick Way To Destroy Your Kid's Faith

A Quick Way To Destroy Your Kid's Faith

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Aud Wey 1 year ago

I wil try this week end, I let you know how it worked guys!!!

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#56

Friend Puts Fine Dining Menus In His Son's Lunch Box

Friend Puts Fine Dining Menus In His Son's Lunch Box

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glowworm2 1 year ago

I lost it as "grass-fed toasted cracker."

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#57

Mom Went Couch Shopping. She Sent My Sister A Pic When We Noticed Something

Mom Went Couch Shopping. She Sent My Sister A Pic When We Noticed Something

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glowworm2 1 year ago

THey made a couch fort. Awesome.

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#58

A Friend Of Mine Just Dropped Out Of High School And This Is What His Dad Did

A Friend Of Mine Just Dropped Out Of High School And This Is What His Dad Did

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Breezy 1 year ago

Great dad!!

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#59

My Girlfriend's Mom Definitely Won This Round Of Cards Against Humanity. Totally Am A Black Guy. I Love Our Families

My Girlfriend's Mom Definitely Won This Round Of Cards Against Humanity. Totally Am A Black Guy. I Love Our Families

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Breezy 1 year ago

Omg. She def wins

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#60

I Wanted To Know If I Am Her Real Dad

I Wanted To Know If I Am Her Real Dad

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

So are you positive?!

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#61

Came Home To This In My Drawer. Well Played, Mom

Came Home To This In My Drawer. Well Played, Mom

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C 1 year ago

HAHAHAHA

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#62

I Live In The Basement. I Told My Dad I Needed More Natural Light In My Bedroom, So He Bought Me This Mirror

I Live In The Basement. I Told My Dad I Needed More Natural Light In My Bedroom, So He Bought Me This Mirror

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Janine Randall 1 year ago

People, please! Maybe he lives in the basement because it's bigger than the room he had upstairs! If he was that upset about it, I doubt he'd be posting jokes. Maybe I missed a post somewhere, but if not, loosen up!

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#63

My Dad Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf To Pick Me Up From The Airport

My Dad Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf To Pick Me Up From The Airport

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earringnut 1 year ago

that's not buddy. that's papa elf.

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#64

Got A Vasectomy. Parents Got Me A Gift

Got A Vasectomy. Parents Got Me A Gift

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Jilian Giles 1 year ago

Gotta go to Pass Robles!

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#65

Larry David Takes His Daughter To Tour Every Civil War Battlefield

Larry David Takes His Daughter To Tour Every Civil War Battlefield

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JD Cassavaugh 1 year ago

She looks so annoyed, but I hope she treasures this photo, it's perfect.

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#66

My Wife Likes To Send Me Pictures To Remind Me That My Son Misses Me - Doing This Made Me Feel Better About It

My Wife Likes To Send Me Pictures To Remind Me That My Son Misses Me - Doing This Made Me Feel Better About It

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Michelle Line 1 year ago

That's a brand-spanking new kid.

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#67

Daughter Yelled At Me To Make Her A “Surprise Snack”

Daughter Yelled At Me To Make Her A “Surprise Snack”

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

and surprised she was!

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#68

So I Run Out And Tell My Son Josh His Tires Got Slashed! Get It? Slashed?

So I Run Out And Tell My Son Josh His Tires Got Slashed! Get It? Slashed?

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Juana 1 year ago

He's relieved and annoyed at the same time

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#69

My Daughter And Me At Busch Gardens Today. I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Tween Dadding Thing

My Daughter And Me At Busch Gardens Today. I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Tween Dadding Thing

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

The look on her face! I'd get along well with that dad.

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#70

My Mom Slid This Under My Door After Walking In On Me Watching Buffy And Sobbing

My Mom Slid This Under My Door After Walking In On Me Watching Buffy And Sobbing

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MAL_Winchester 1 year ago

I still cry at that episode.

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#71

Faceswapped My Brother And My Daughter. I Will Never Stop Laughing At This

Faceswapped My Brother And My Daughter. I Will Never Stop Laughing At This

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The Frog 1 year ago

Hahaha

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#72

Mom Has Never Had Good Taste In Picking Out Shirts For Me, But This Year She Nailed It

Mom Has Never Had Good Taste In Picking Out Shirts For Me, But This Year She Nailed It

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BusLady 1 year ago

It's ironic that there is no color in this shirt.

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#73

When My Mom Tries To Combine My Husband's Love Of The Outdoors And Star Wars

When My Mom Tries To Combine My Husband's Love Of The Outdoors And Star Wars

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earringnut 1 year ago

success!

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#74

My Mom Has Always Been Artistic When It Comes To Decorating Cakes, This Will Always Be My Favorite. "Jeffaroonie" Didn't Appreciate It As Much As The Rest Of Us

My Mom Has Always Been Artistic When It Comes To Decorating Cakes, This Will Always Be My Favorite. "Jeffaroonie" Didn't Appreciate It As Much As The Rest Of Us

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Bladrim 1 year ago

that really PISSES him off ;)

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#75

I'm A Bad Father, I Convinced My Kids This Is An Eyeball Remover

I'm A Bad Father, I Convinced My Kids This Is An Eyeball Remover

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