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Parenting Memes That Will Have You Howling With Laughter

Parenting is not the easiest job in the world. It doesn't come with an instruction manual, the hours are beyond any legal limits, and the salary is non-existent. 

So please keep that in mind when you see these memes. They've all been put together by parents in the middle of carrying out the hardest jobs of their lives. What's really impressive is that while all of these memes are funny, they all also acknowledge the humanity of being a parent.

So check out these awesome parenting memes without guilt. They'll leave you howling with laughter.

1. Lack Of Sleep

Buzzfeed

Anyone who has spent the whole night gently trying to coax their baby into dream time will sympathize with the creator of this meme. We do.

2. Keeping Up Appearances

Warner Bros

Everybody knows that parents sometimes have to lay down the law and everybody knows that this is best done at home. Hence the contrasting situations.

3. A Parent's Nightmare

20th Century Fox

Buying a whistle for a child is the second cruelest thing that someone can do to a parent. Buying them a drum kit is the cruelest. 

4. Changing Time

Instagram

The job's got to be done, but this is exactly how that job appears when you get up in the morning, and the last thing you need is to examine the contents of someone's diaper.

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5. Hide And Seek

Buzzfeed

It's a mystery of the universe, but sometimes, children only ever appear with a single shoe. Maybe the other one hangs out with the socks that disappear in the dryer?

6. Vacation Takes Its Toll

Flickr

Summer vacation starts, and you're determined to enjoy every moment of it with your little darlings. It ends, and you haven't got an ounce of energy left in your body.

7. Firm But Fair

Disney

Sometimes it's time for gentle encouragement, and sometimes the disciplinarian within has to be unleashed. No parent likes to do it, but no parent wants to spend forever waiting for shoes to be put on either. 

8. Exhaustion

Instagram

Some days, kids can feel completely overwhelming. It's not that they're doing anything wrong, it's just that it's impossible for a hard-working parent to catch a second for themselves.

9. Sacrificial Dinner

Buzzfeed

As time starts to become infinitely more precious as a parent, you find that you're willing to make pretty much any sacrifice to avoid more work.

10. Higher And Higher

Instagram

This meme quite accurately reflects the overwhelming anxiousness that many mothers feel about their babies undertaking any risky activity. Even when that activity is supervised by dad.

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11. Wake Up Call

Instagram

It's almost like this scene from the Harry Potter movie was shot specifically for this meme. That's exactly what it feels like and exactly what you look like when it happens, too.

12. Mum, I'm Bored!

Dreamworks/Universal

This is the reality of any child's life. Toys are awesome some of the time, but sometimes only pestering a parent into distraction is a good use of time. 

13. Banging Heads

Disney

This meme made us really happy. We thought this only happened when we took our kids to the supermarket or to the mall. Apparently not!

14. Family Photos

20th Century Fox

There's something about cameras that brings out the little monster in the heart of even the sweetest child. Point the lens and out comes all their inner-silliness in a rush. 

15. Weekends? What Are Weekends?

Buzzfeed

Weekends -- they happen to people before they become parents. Once you are a parent, it's only your children that get weekends while you become their servant. 

Did you find anything that you recognized amongst these memes? Which one made you laugh the most?

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