Parenting is one of those gigs where most days, laughter is a given. Kids are hilarious, our hardly-recognizable lives are fraught with ridiculous changes, and honestly, it can be one of the best recipes for avoiding breaking down in tears.

Luckily, there are millions of people in your shoes, and they get it. That’s why they’re handing out guaranteed laughs like these 20, free of charge.

20. Some dads take the joke requirements extremely seriously.

For better or for worse.

My Dad is adorable and his bad jokes always make me happy.
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19. This is an extremely narrow list.

You can’t be too careful these days, of course.

My parents wouldn’t let me in… something about “Not being on this list”
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18. Give those people a grandchild already!

The cat would really appreciate it.

That time I left my cat at my parents house and they made a book…
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17. He definitely looks as if he’s up for more than a rain shower.

But he can definitely handle that, too.

The time my mom tried to make booties for our dog and ended up making her look like a hooker
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16. This is sooo petty.

I am also very here for it.

15. Why did they even buy the frame?

This is totally something I would do.

I just found out this isn’t me… my parents never took out the stock photo and it’s been there for like ten years.
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14. That’s not happening.

Let those poor people get some sleep.

My parents just stayed with me for a week. They attempted to stay up until 11pm to welcome me home after a long shift.
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13. Proof of life.

Also proof of attitude.

Asked my mom to take a picture of my cat. Was not disappointed
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12. That would make me want to call.

This is a person who clearly understands their dog.

The collar my mom has for her dog
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11. That is one expert troll.

I wholeheartedly approve.

My parents took advantage of the graduation sign trend to shit on me for dropping out
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10. Just be happy he’s taking care of himself.

That’s something, which you know if you’ve ever been married.

9. This is a woman who is ready for grandkids.

Until then, your dog is the baby.

For Christmas, my mom got my dog and I matching pajamas.
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8. Putting her talent to good use, I see.

This is actually pretty cool.

My mom painted this outlet to match the rocks.
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7. This is epic.

This is the mom that I aspire to be,

My mom missed a group photo, so she offered to Photoshop herself in:
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6. You’re only as young as you feel.

But they’re going to have a lot of bug bites.

My silly parents playing in a leaf pile.
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5. They totally stole his moment.

I guess they’ve earned it.

Throwback to when my mom forgot to submit my senior baby ad for the yearbook and asked my dad to do it
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4. I am going to implement this strategy for cleaning the stairs.

The most hated job in every house, clearly.

Every day my parents play Mario Kart 64 to see who will make a cuppa tea. They’ve done this religiously since 2001.
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3. Those are free holiday decorations.

As every frugal father knows.

My dad put food coloring on icicles
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2. Laughs are everywhere.

The way this tall woman is looking at her is cracking me up.

My short mom sends our family photos of her with really tall people
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1. I’m confused as to why a dog needs a cigar.

But also why EVERY dog doesn’t have a cigar.

My mom crocheted my dog a cigar…
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I’m dead, y’all. This life is so crazy.

Which of these really cracked you up? Tell us in the comments!