30 Parents Who Totally Have the Whole Parenting Humor Thing Down

Parenting is beautiful, it's fun, and it's one of the best gifts in the world — it's also difficult, emotionally trying, and sometimes just downright overwhelming. They say that sometimes you need to laugh so you don't cry, so we've rounded up 30 parenting gold nuggets to help you laugh through it with these other moms and dads who have totally resigned to humor instead of tears.

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This dad who was supposed to keep the baby up so she'd sleep through the night.

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This mom who doesn't want to interrupt her son's REM cycle.
Flickr user Mike Burns

This mom who doesn't want to interrupt her son's REM cycle.

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These parents who gave this epic teacher's gift.
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These parents who gave this epic teacher's gift.

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This dad who used his handyman skills to build his newborn a shark bed.

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These parents who figured out the best way to tell their identical twins apart.

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This dad who came up with the best solution to get his kids to do chores.

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This dad who believes that everyone should eat — erm, drink — at the same time.

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This dad who need only turn to his lock screen for a good laugh.
Flickr user Meme Binge

This dad who need only turn to his lock screen for a good laugh.

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This dad who would never take out his frustration on his kids but isn't scared to admit he's totally PO'd.
Brian Gordon

This dad who would never take out his frustration on his kids but isn't scared to admit he's totally PO'd.

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This celebrity dad who understands that not everything his child does is amazing.

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This mom who nailed her daughter's first-day-of-kindergarten photo shoot.
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This mom who nailed her daughter's first-day-of-kindergarten photo shoot.

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This dad who has figured out how to keep all of the little animals in his house busy.

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This dad who just really wants some cake.

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This dad who was left alone with his son for five minutes.

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This mom who is willing to understand that things change.

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These overprotective parents.
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These overprotective parents.

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This mom who isn't going to push — she knows that kids are ridiculous.

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These PTA parents who want to give their fellow parents a break.

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This dad who isn't letting his daughter date until she's 40.

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The dad who came up with these balloon art designs.

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This mom who allows irony to thrive.

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This mom who is having trouble finding the right chapter in What to Expect When You're Expecting.

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This parent who wants to warn other drivers that she may be a bit loud while her child learns to drive.

This parent who wants to warn other drivers that she may be a bit loud while her child learns to drive.

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This parent who understands the value of letting a toddler teach herself crucial skills.

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This mom who is sharing the value of hard work with her kids.

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This dad who wanted to teach his son manners.

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This mom who isn't going to lie about taking shortcuts with hacks.