Being a parent is one of the biggest and most fun challenges you’ll ever encounter in your lives, dear Pandas. From brimming with pride as your child says their first words one moment to cleaning up spaghetti and meatball stains off the ceiling, being responsible for another human being is as exciting as it is exhausting. And even though everyone’s family is unique, a lot of parents can still relate to each other because the struggles are similar.

That’s where the ‘Parental Humor Memes’ Facebook Group comes in. It’s a community of over 630k members that celebrates the funniest and toughest parts of being a parent. If you have kids of your own or you know someone who does, then these are bound to make you nod and laugh.

Scroll down for some memes that you’ll want to send to all of your parent friends, and for Bored Panda’s interview about being a parent with relationship expert and dad of two, Dan Bacon, the founder of The Modern Man.

Founded in January 2021, the ‘Parental Humor Memes’ group has amassed over half-a-million members in just over a year. That makes one thing crystal clear: people are loving the jokes. And there’s no humor without being able to relate to it. We laugh at what’s familiar, after all.

With hundreds of new members joining every single week, the team running the group from behind the scenes insists on everybody following the rules. They’re pretty straightforward and it’s something that you’d expect to see in any major social media group.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son reckons he is gonna live with us forever. I will let him believe that.....for now lol.

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The administrators running the page ask that members post only relevant memes. If it has nothing to do with parenting, the post won’t get approved. Sure, the meme might be great, but it might belong in another awesome group’s feed.

What’s more, members are asked to post one meme at a time and remain courteous to everyone at all times. There’s no tolerance for bullying. There’s no space for hate speech. It’s as simple as that.

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Kimi Tomminello
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, every time. I can't even close doors anymore because I have 1 dog that goes into destruction mode the minute there's a door between us.

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Relationship expert Dan, who is a father of two, told Bored Panda about how to tell if you are ready to have kids, what parenting entails, and why it is important to love patiently.

“Billions of people have had kids when they weren’t ready and managed to figure it out. It’s not easy and does add a lot of work to your daily life when you are young, but it can be done,” he said that it is a challenge, yes, but one that many people can meet head-on.

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Péter Rózsahegyi
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At the first child, you wash, dry and iron the clothes. For the second you wash and dry. Then you just dry them.

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Raena Celis
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a beautiful portrayal of what a parent does, but I'm getting Trypophobic vibes here

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“When you have a family unit that loves each other, you truly feel like you belong somewhere. Some people already have that feeling because they were born into a great family, but many people don’t come from a close, loving family,” he told Bored Panda that creating your family means that you have a firm support structure.

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Brendan Roberts
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Before I had kids, I used to hate it when parents would say, "Just wait til you have kids." I now understand.

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Roxy Eastland
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of ours sat in the Debenhams cafe (a more refined department store, for those not British) at two years old, after knocking over his orange juice, exclaiming "oh, for f.u.c.k.'s sake" loudly and repeatedly.

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“When you have your own family, you find a place where you are loved, needed and belong. You also have an opportunity to create a loving, close family that stays together and has each other’s back for life,” Dan said.

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Brendan Roberts
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does someone so small take up an entire double bed?

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LuckyL
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's how grandpartens roll - they didn't like yelling either and now can just have fun with the kids

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“That is an exciting, rewarding opportunity that you simply can’t access unless you have children. That said, I wouldn’t recommend having kids just for the sake of it, or to hopefully make a relationship happier,” the relationship expert warned that having kids is a big step. You have to want to have children for the right reasons.

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TheWeeb
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My elementary school had a thing to measure decibels at the end of each cafeteria table and if we reached 50+ we weren't allowed to talk for the rest of lunch.

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"Wife, pregnant, refused the photoshoot, so husband did it because he had already paid"

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“The ‘bundle of joy’ they talk about in advertising campaigns is mostly just a ploy to inspire more people to have children, so they have more customers for their products,” Dan said. “In reality, a baby is more like a ‘bundle of work’ for the first couple of years because it cries a lot, which isn’t fun to listen to and it is also completely dependent on you for everything 24/7.”

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Kimi Tomminello
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes I feel like that.... Until I remember who my mom is. Then I'm just glad I made it out alive.

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Patience, in Dan’s opinion, is the key to being a good parent. “If you can love patiently and if you also have a great relationship dynamic with your woman, then you will build a loving, family unit that will then reward you with a lifetime of happy moments and precious memories,” he said.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg, I laughed way too much at this. The face you always get after you walk in is priceless. Bet my parents thought the same when I was a kid.

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River Webb
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i was told i was found in a trash can and was mistaken for a massive rat

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“You can still enjoy life without having children, but you just won’t get to experience what it is like to have your own family who truly loves you, needs you, and wants you in their life,” Dan noted that becoming a parent opens up an entirely new dimension to one’s life. However, this isn't to say that someone's quality is life is 'worse' if they end up not having kids. People's definitions of who their family members are can be very different.

So, dear Pandas, which of these memes did you like the most? Which ones did you find to be the most relatable? What do you personally are the biggest challenges that parents have to face? Share your thoughts and feel free to vent about how difficult (but rewarding!) parenting is in the comments.

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Brendan Roberts
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Before kids, I would judge parents for letting them watch TV on their phones at a restaurant. Now, with kids, I ask for the WiFi password before I order drinks.

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LagoonaBlueColleen
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL My daughter spit in my hand. Nothing was in her mouth. She was just making it look like she was chewing on something.

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Lakota Wolf
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay hear me out… I want one of these for myself so I don’t have to get out of bed when I wake up thirsty at 3am because I’ve been snoring open-mouthed and my tongue is all dry… XD

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Roxy Eastland
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have one like this, and one that gets upset at me being angry when I'm just a bit distracted and not watching my tone. The tone shift between the the two takes real skill.

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Board Pan, duh.
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My kid, whining about it:. Again ?? This happens every day.. me: yes. Yes it does.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a very sarcastic person but I have to be careful of the type of sarcasm I use on my kids because My daughter has ASD and sometimes has issues reading sarcasm and my son still doesn't understand sarcasm.

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Brendan Roberts
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always threaten to take my son's tablet away, bit it gives me an hour of peace in the morning. It's simply not worth it.

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Brendan Roberts
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. They need their favourite toys, their new magazine, and that pebble they once found on the way to school.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was only called mumma a very few times but I nipped that in the bud pretty quick. Not sure why but I can't stand being called mumma. Going through the bruh stage with my daughter at the moment.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, can't even begin to count the amount of times I had to tell my kids that I'm not a jungle gym.

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Parvana szoelana
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dad plays with nerf guns like he's a british soldier in D-day.

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