Parenting Memes That'll Either Make Parents Laugh Or Cry

Jordan Claes
Apples with a single bite taken out of them.
twitter | @lrbt

I know that you love your kids more than anything in this world. I also know that at times, they tend to stretch the boundaries of that love further than you ever thought was possible.

We get it, you love your kids, but I also know that admitting how they drive you crazy doesn't mean that you love them any less. So for those parents who aren't afraid to keep it real, here are 15 parenting memes that will either make you laugh or cry — or both.

They're not as innocent as you think.

Laughing baby with folded hands.
instagram | @glowbabyapp

The kid in this meme might as well go and change his name to Lex Luthor. Only a person with the mind of a supervillain could concoct a scheme so inherently evil.

That's what I do — it's what I live for.

Cartoon pig in gold jacket singing.
instagram | @alyceoneword

When your child begins to understand shame and embarrassment, those can be some of the most rewarding years in a parent's life. Embarrassing them is your natural right, earned through countless nights of lost sleep.

If you give a mouse a cookie...

Pie chart of what children need before they fall asleep.
instagram | @momentsinmotherhood

What this graph fails to take into consideration is the fact that this routine doesn't happen just once — but a multitude of times. It's a neverending battle that even the best of parents will lose.

I have a very specific set of skills...

Liam Neeson 'Taken' meme.
reddit | Bad_Eugoogoolizer

Here's a message for all those readers without children: under no circumstances do you ever bring a toy that makes noise into someone else's home. Take it from me, you won't be invited back.

Sure, football is fun and all, but have you ever watched 'Sesame Street" in Ultra HD?

Parenting meme.
instagram | @lifeofdad

On the bright side, it is kind of cool to be able to count the individual strands of hair on Elmo and Cookie Monster's heads.

It's like we don't even live in the same house!

Michael Scott meme.
instagram | @stamfordmommy

How could you be so stupid? Do you even realize what you've done?! It's never just "five more minutes," you ignorant fool. Now we're going to have to start all over again.

When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you.

Scene from 'Joker'.
instagram | @lifeofdad

If you think that's bad, wait until you discover that he made all that money simply by unboxing toys given to him by his parents. I'm kicking myself for ever opening all the vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I used to own.

It was at this moment that Johnny realized — he [expletive] up.

Meme of Rihanna.
instagram | @mememakingmama10

If you grew up with a mother then you know this face all too well. I'm north of 30 and my mom can still make me shake in my boots whenever she throws this look my way.

I wonder how that happened?

William Shatner cartoon meme.
instagram | howtobeadad

I wonder how that could've happened? Could it be that perhaps your favorite, loudest toy just didn't one day stop working? Have you ever imagined that there may have been a more malicious plot unfolding right under your nose?

Cheers to children — the reason why we drink!

'I Love Lucy' meme.
instagram | @perfectpending

Oh come, on — you know it's true. Show me a parent who hasn't reached for the liquor cabinet in their time of need and I'll show you a liar.

"Roar" goes the dinosaur!

Parenting meme.
instagram | @lifeofdad

I know, we all start our days thinking and feeling like Rex from Toy Story. But before we know it — we're biting people in half while they sit hiding from us on top of the toilet. It's a vicious cycle.

I feel like the internet is going to have a field day with this one.

Homemade play board for baby.
Facebook | Appetite for Honesty

I can literally hear the Kens and Karens of the world crying out in unison "But what about his fingers?!" It's almost as if people have completely forgotten that not two generations removed from right now, doctors were smoking in the delivery room.

Fire and blood.

Daenerys Targaryen meme.
instagram | @closetoclassy

When your partner gives you a look like this after being with the kids all day/night, you'd best stay out of their way. While you're at it, run them a bath, order them a pizza, and make sure there's plenty of wine in the refrigerator.

You better hope I don't hear you.

Cat standing on hind legs.
Imgur | unknown

All moms have the same superpower. They see everything, hear everything, and somehow also seem to know everything. If you, child, are daring enough to talk back — make sure you're out of earshot.

What is this "sleep" that you speak of?

'Mean Girls' meme.
instagram | @ocrguychallenge

I remember when I was in my 20s how I'd always say "I'll sleep when I'm dead" after a long night of partying. I never realized just how accurate that statement truly was.