Parenting is hard, and it’s rewarding, but even on its worst days, it can be funny – and often, that last bit is what lets in a ray of light at just the right moment.

If you’re sitting in the dark right now – perhaps in your pantry shoving the last of the Oreos into your mouth while your kids write on the walls – these 12 memes are ready to let in a little light.

12. Your jeans from college are fine.

And who needs new underwear?

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11. Just assume if you’re tweeting with someone they’re taking a dump.

Not a pretty picture, but a true one.

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10. Why is this so accurate?

Alms for the poor?

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9. At least the masks are good for hiding our identities.

There’s an upside to everything.

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8. You will find exactly half of each pair they own.

I don’t make the rules, and we all have to play by them.

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7. All children do this.

It’s like they turn into ghouls in the middle of the night.

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6. This is definitely something I didn’t believe.

But it’s so, so true. Damn you, Grey’s Anatomy.

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5. Especially after you realize how easy it is to cut them.

Pro Tip: Use the scissors.

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4. Anywhere, really.

But yeah, especially Target.

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3. You can only be the fun mom for so long.

That’s how you know when it’s time for them to go back to school.

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2. Sure, you might feel a little bit bad.

But not bad enough to take it with you.

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1. It’s a modern rite of passage.

RIP your iPhone storage.

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Get out of the pantry, mama. You need more Oreos.

Do you have to hide from your kids to eat snacks?

Tell us your best secret spots in the comments!