Sometimes it’s easier to express ourselves in writing as opposed to face-to-face. It gives us time to really think about what we want to say, and to carefully choose the very best words to express those sentiments, you know?

When you’re a parent, it can also be the thing that lets you put some distance between yourself and the offending child or children, too, which can, you know. Save their lives.

Here are 10 hilarious notes left by parents for their beloved families to find.

10. Just a friendly reminder.

Because obviously someone thinks you need it.

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9. I get the feeling that she means it.

Maybe she even sharpened the knives.

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8. I think she’s covered all of her bases.

Too bad it’s probably still not going to work out the way that she wants.

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7. The note starts out so nice.

But it has a big finish.

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6. Simple and sweet.

There’s no better time to offer up some prayers.

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5. Do you really want to kill a unicorn?

Don’t ask your kids that because I promise they don’t care.

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4. Don’t take Tim’s apple.

Or maybe Tim forgets to take Mike with him to work?

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3. That’s not toothpaste.

Dads are so funny.

Found this note in my bathroom drawer after my dad tried to borrow toothpaste from funny

2. Everyone needs their hand held for that.

Also grossing out your kids is one of the best things about parenting.

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1. No need to panic.

At least, they hope it’s ok. Steve must be trustworthy.

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I’m not going to lie, I’ve been tempted to write similar notes myself.

Have you or your partner ever left loving little notes like these around?

Tell us what they said in the comments!