Unruly Kids Who Left Their Parents No Other Choice
Parents will be the first to tell you kids can be super annoying. As the adult in the relationship, it's up them to take the high road, act responsibly and show patience. But there are times when kids leave their parents no other choice but to stoop to their level in order to teach them a lesson. This form of discipline isn't always effective, but damn is it ever funny. The mom who left a note on her daughter's fishbowl and several other parents like her will have you in tears by the end of this list, so scroll through and enjoy.
You Give 'Em An Inch They Take A Mile
Raising kids is a slippery slope. Every parent wants to make sure their kid is well taken care of which often leads to over-caring.
When you do too much for your kids they begin expecting more of you, like cleaning up after them, driving them places, etc.
What Would We Do Without Tiffany
Pets are a huge responsibility. I didn't know this at the time but my parents were testing me when they bought me my first fish. They weren't going to buy a dog unless they knew I was responsible enough to take care of it.
The fish died within two weeks. This was one of the nicer parents on the list. They become more ruthless as we go on.
Most kids are too young to get the reference but back in the day Pacman was the bee's knees of video gaming — a classic.
You can't blame dad for dropping a well-timed Pacman joke when the opportunity presented itself. It's just what dads do.
This Is Torture
When your kids are really getting on your nerves this is a wonderful way to get back at them. Who doesn't love waking up to the sweet, savory smell of cinnamon rolls in the morning?
Your kids will race downstairs thinking they're being treated for breakfast only to find out they were tricked. This is pretty mean, but not nearly as ruthless as trolling your kid with a Christmas present.
Did He Flush?
This is the kid from hell. Remember the movie series Problem Child starring John Ritter that ugly guy with the nasally voice and the big teeth who played the principle — Gilbert Gottfried, I think his name was — and the ginger kid named Junior who was a complete psychopath?
I think we have the real-life version of Junior on our hands, here.
It Wasn't Perfect But It Worked
This is priceless. What's not to love about a dad and his two middle-aged, slightly overweight pals recreating his daughter's weird picture? While the execution is certainly lacking, it's the effort that counts.
Moreover, it took four nimble girls to complete a move that three old men managed to pull off. Impressive.
I've seen this joke pop up a few times already and it still hasn't gotten old. If your kid was naughty this year don't give them a lump of coal, promise them an iPad and then give them an Eye Pad, instead.
That'll definitely teach them to behave better. If that doesn't work, you can always expose them on social media like another parent on this list did.
it's crazy the lengths parents must go to in order to convince their kids to do certain things. Eating new foods was always a point of contention in my family. If it wasn't pasta or cheeseburgers it was an argument.
In the end, we'd always give in and eat whatever our parents put in front of us, reluctantly of course.
In case you were wondering what your parents think of the pictures you take, specifically the ones you upload to Instagram and Facebook this picture of a dad mimicking his daughter should give you a good idea.
Everything in this picture is perfect except he missed the classic duckface.
When You've Exhausted All The Options
Just because your dad or mom doesn't want you living in their house anymore, doesn't mean they don't love you... it just means you're probably 35 years old and, therefore, too old to be living in their basement.
Since parents are too nice to say it overtly, they hint at it until they've exhausted all their options.
"I will ruin much more than that" - the facebook clap back of the year. Momma just destroyed her daughter's social life in one fell swoop. You can't let yourself get dragged through the mud on Facebook by your own mother, that's just embarrassing.
She might have to change schools after this one.
Shop In Better Stores Then
A friend who worked at Hollister once told me the company dimmed all the lights so that the patrons wouldn't notice all the dust that was caked on the shelving units.
It's also worth mentioning that the employees are asked to spray perfume into the ventilation system. I would never ask my parents to follow me in there.
Times Have Changed
I remember being given a similar ultimatum when I was a kid, only instead of the WiFi password, it was the TV remote that my mother would threaten me with.
I was a pretty good kid so it rarely came to this but when it did, the message was heard loud and clear. If only the kid from a few slides later got the message the first time.
The sad meal? Hah! I might have to steal that one because it's just too good. What comes in the sad meal anyway?
Carrots instead of fries? A broken toy? Maybe a burger without any condiments? That sounds like all the makings of a "Sad Meal" to me.
When The Kid Gets Cute
For parents who have a smart mouth for a kid and don't quite know how to deal with them, listen closely and maybe take a few notes while you're at it.
This parent asked his son what he wanted for his birthday, to which he responded "Cold hard cash." Unsurprisingly, that's exactly what he got.
Oh Man, That Stinks
It's every kid's first instinct to call their parents bluff. For instance, in this situation, the unruly kid probably thought there was no way his dad was actually going to take time off work just to come babysit him during a high school physics class.
Boy, was he ever wrong. This one's pretty good, but the dad pretending to listen to "pop music" a few slides later might be better.
This is a great last resort. When the kids refuse to get along, break out the t-shirt. One of them has already gotten the message.
It will only be a matter of time before the second one gives up and falls in line with her brother. This is what I call good parenting.
The King Of Pop
After being pestered by his son to give pop music a try, this dad grabbed his son's headphones and put the plug under his soda before telling him he was listening to "pop music."
I know we give dad's a hard time for their jokes, but sometimes those cheesy zingers really hit home.
Keep Your Shirt On
Gen's mom Marlene was evidently not impressed with her attempts to share photos of her full figure on social media.
So she called her out on it and suggested that Gen just go ahead and take her shirt off completely. Bonus: Mom's comment got more likes than the chest pic.
If your kids were totally inept at doing their own laundry, what would you do? These parents left a pretty brutal set of instructions, saying not to touch anything but the "on" button.
They must not have too much faith in the kids' ability to run a simple laundry machine.
Nothing like bragging about your free time on social media and getting this massive guilt trip of a message from dad: "it's Friday night and I'm delivering Pizza for Dominios to help pay for your schooling, but you have a good time.
Hope I didn't ruin your night" Such a good burn, Dad.
All Locked Up
This mom found the perfect way to motivate her lazy kids to do their chores. She locked up their laptops and PS4. All tasks must be completed to her satisfaction before she'll unlock the devices. Pretty clever, if you ask us. Hit them where it hurts.
Not Loving It
This poor kid just tripped and spilled his milkshake all over McDonald's. Some parents would rush to help their children in this situation, but this dad had a better idea: post it to social media.
His son is so embarrassed that he's hiding his face from the camera.
No Women In Sight
This son got a taste of his own medicine when his mom called him out for his bad joke on Facebook. "A woman is much more likely to be found in the kitchen than in your bedroom!!"
That's what you get for posting dumb stuff in full view of your parents.
Eating In Bed? That's A Public Humiliation
So apparently this kid is not supposed to be eating in bed OR watching cartoons at 3:00 in the morning.
But he clearly thought he was pulling a fast one on his parents, judging by the look of complete shock on his face.
A Serious Grilling
This kid must have seriously made some bad friendship decisions in the past for his mother to post something like this to Facebook. "I would like you to answer a questionnaire to continue being friends with him on this website."
Mortifying! Wonder if the new friend actually answered her series of questions or decided it wasn't worth the effort.
Even The Tooth Fairy's Handing Out Punishments These Days
This is a new one. The "tooth fairy" left Emily a note saying that her bedroom was such a disaster zone that she couldn't even find the pillow to leave money underneath.
Now Emily has to clean her room before she can collect her prize money.
Don't Try Him
You gotta take a dad like this seriously. This t-shirt (emblazoned with a photo of his face and the words "Try Me!!") is apparently the result of a disagreement between father and daughter.
She obviously lost and now has to wear the humiliating shirt as punishment.
5'9", 10 Years Old
This girl was busted so bad! Her dad caught her sneaking around, lying about her age, and trying to date when she's only 10 years old.
So he put up a scathing post on Facebook, complete with a custom shirt identifying her real age and a childish backpack. Stay away, boys!
Keep Those Grades Up
This student was maintaining a D average at school, so dad came up with this clever punishment. The kid's phone is locked up behind glass, with the caption "In Case of 'B' Break Glass."
We bet those grades skyrocketed pretty quick as soon as the kid saw his phone privilege taken away.
So Aaron feels like a big shot now that he has a job and is making a little money.
Mom isn't going to put up with his new attitude and makes that clear in this note which outlines all the costs he'll have to contribute to the household now. D'oh.
The TMI Punishment
One mom was unhappy that her kid had posted "personal information" about someone online, so she came up with the perfect punishment. She got on his Facebook account and posted that he wet the bed until he was eight years old.
"I thought he should know how it feels when the tables were turned." Bet he never did anything like that again.
He Won't Forget Anything Again
This hilarious entry makes us wonder how many times this has happened. Surely once mom started bringing Ryan's forgotten items to school in a hot pink Victoria's Secret bag he got a lot smarter about remembering his things.
Well, we'd hope, at least.
When Will Kids Learn?
We've seen enough of these types of social media posts now that it's a little hard to believe kids are still trying to brag about themselves online.
This girl claims that she "didn't choose the thug life, the thug life" chose her. Not so fast... according to dad she's still scared of the dark. Sooooo thug.
Must Heed Curfew Or Sleep On The Patio
These parents were fed up with their kid coming home past curfew, so they did something about it. This note on the door is perfect.
"You may sleep on the patio. I have been generous this time and provided a blanket."
Doesn't Pay To Lie
For some reason, it seems like parents hate it when their kids lie to them... hence all the hilarious punishments we're seeing here.
This deceitful child is being forced by his dad to stand out in public holding a sign telling the world that he's a liar. Rough.
Not Music To Her Ears
Taylor Swift must be going in a new direction musically, according to this wise-cracking dad’s Facebook dis.
When his daughter proclaims that her life is like a Taylor Swift song, he quickly cuts her down and says “Yep. I just heard ‘Empty the Dishwasher & the Cat Box Every Night Without B*tching About It.’ Catchy Tune.” LOL
This Is So Weird
There's nothing more endearing than when someone pretends to be like you... except when it's your mother, then it becomes embarrassing.
I think the craziest part of this is how uncanny the resemblance is. His mom did this so well it was really tough to tell them apart at first.
He Wears It Well
This one is an absolute classic and we can't get enough of it. The ultimate comeback to a daughter who won't do as you ask is to humiliate her by wearing short shorts and a "Best. Dad. Ever" shirt out to dinner.
Dad totally nailed it with this one.
Putting The Sass In Parenting
According to the original poster of this cheesy yet hilarious photo, these parents have been married for forty-three years and yet they are still able to find ways to embarrass their children.
These cheeky parents used their behinds to spell out another word for derriere. Hopefully, they are able to carry on their hilarious antics into grandparenthood.
Painting the house can be a real pain in the behind, especially when it’s left up to you and not the professionals. However, it looks like these parents decided to have a little fun with the laborious task.
They painted the entire house with the exception of one child’s window where they left the word “dork” with an arrow. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
I’m A Cool Mom!
Mean girls reference, for the win! This mom proves that she has definitely stayed in touch with her cool side by referencing the classic teen film. Not to mention, her use of the meme was exquisite after responding with “Why are you so obsessed with me?” after her child’s constant beckoning.
This mom seems like she would definitely be a lot of fun!
Grandpa Doesn’t Play
These two grandkids thought it was hilarious when their tired old grandfather settled in for a nap. Of course, the poor man deserves to rest without being bothered, especially after having two mischievous grandsons such as these.
However, it seems as though Grandpa was definitely the one who got the last laugh.
Apparently, this parent is both a large fan of the show the Big Bang Theory and also a big fan of playing jokes on their kid.
Imagine the crushing moment of opening what you think is a brand new iPad only to find that inside is merely a joke t-shirt.
After the child in this family embarked on their college journey, this family made no bones about replacing him with the family dog.
In fact, they went so far as to send this photographic evidence of the dog enjoying his new room complete with headphones, McDonald's and famous painting. Although it is simply a photoshopped photo… we think!
While SnapChat is supposed to be temporary photos to share with your family and friends. This mom loved her kids Snaps that she actually had them printed out. We wonder if you’ll find any of these Snaps framed around the house.
Let’s hope the kids were on their best behavior and didn’t let their sweet Mom see any bad behavior snaps.
After this kid posted what should have been an inspirational quote about it never being too late to start over, this parent help couldn’t respond in the most snarky way ever.
The kid talks about “starting over and creating something better” and the parent replies, “and that’s why you have a brother!” We bet it was a dad who said this one!
The Strongest Swimmer
Well, these parents definitely had a creative way to celebrate their daughter’s birthday. Although she looks pretty indifferent to the cake, we bet she thought it was pretty amusing.
While it’s definitely a funny cake to receive as an adult-aged child, we hope these parents didn’t celebrate with similar cakes, especially at school birthday parties. Yikes!
Your Brother, The Mushroom
These parents got extremely creative when their children refused to take baths. In the lower right corner, you might notice that there is a photo of a mushroom. These parents told their children that they used to have a brother but he was turned into a mushroom after refusing to bathe.
Apparently, the ruse worked to keep their kids clean. Rest in peace, mushroom brother!
The best way to make a kid feel uncomfortable if you're a parent is to bring up anything that has to do with how they were conceived.
Your kid has probably convinced himself that he was born of an immaculate conception, therefore, telling otherwise will almost certainly rattle his cage and gross him out.
Seriously, Ghostbusters II?
This VHS was previously labeled as Matthew’s 1st Birthday, which was then scratched out to say, “Ghostbusters II”. This kids parent’s felt that the sequel in the series was more important than their child’s first birthday ever on this earth.
Yikes! Although, it’s possible that Matthew himself requested the movie to be recorded.
The kids in this photo are quite talented performing a challenging lift for a photo. Their older parents took the creative route to reenact the move. The outcome is one adorable photo that we think is one that deserves framing.
We hope these kids appreciate their adorably cheesy parents!
Jar Jar Shower Surprise
Really what could be more terrifying than Jar Jar Binks popping out of the shower with a knife? The kid in this photo claims that his dad randomly surprised him, however, what are the odds that he would be holding a camera.
Of course, he could’ve just been taking the selfie and his dad wanted to embarrass him with a good Jar Jar scare.
This Kid Needs Aloe For This Burn
This child implores their Mom to stop making jokes because she is “not funny” and “you never make jokes.” The Mom replies with one of the best burns ever by saying, “I made you!”
Ouch kid there’s no recovering from an intense burn like that!
Joanne Has Arrived
This hilarious Mom showed up like the disheveled Internet character Joanne the Scammer to pick up their child from school.
Although the daughter might have been embarrassed in the short term, we bet that all the kids in the schoolyard got a kick out of the visit from the impromptu celebrity.
Upset Is An Understatement
This kid must have really done something to upset his dad, because his father took to the Internet to sell his truck. Even more so, the dad says that if someone responds while he’s still pissed he will get a better deal.
We wonder if this kid still has a vehicle today or if they lost it for good?
Birth Control Blanket
As the caption says, this dad purchased a blanket for his daughter with a giant version of himself making a questionable face. Dad refers to it as a birth control blanket and we assume the daughter is supposed to use it on her bed.
We bet it actually served out it’s intended purpose pretty well.
The Face Says It All
This mom looks to be having the time of her life after she took off on her little boy’s tricycle. The little boy’s face tells another story and he definitely doesn’t look impressed with the matter.
We better there is only more silly antics to come from this mom in the future.
This Mom showed up to an event for her son with a double-sided poster board. On one side, it says “Hey Joe, remember me?” The back side says, “He’s my baby!” with a giant arrow.
While we can’t help but admire Mom’s love for her son, we think her son’s face says “Help me!”
In The Window
Most young girls have at one landmark occasion where they get all dolled up go to a formal dance. This young girl is no different and is posing in her dress on the front porch.
Unfortunately, her silly dad couldn’t help but photobomb the photo in a less than flattering way. Really, dad?!