100 Jokes And Memes That Hilariously Sum Up Being A Parent From “Parent Normal”


There are as many parenting tactics as there are parents. No wonder this is a somewhat controversial subject that can instantly ignite an argument between opinionated moms and dads that believe in different schools of raising their kids.


But the self-described “3 x Soccer Dad” Chris Cate has realized that humor is the best and possibly the only good way to talk about the joys and challenges of being a parent. On his Instagram account “Parent Normal,” dad Cate shares a daily dose of hilariously relatable memes and jokes he finds online with his audience of 159K.


The result is a funny compilation of miscellaneous posts that sum up the chaos of raising our little daredevils posted by people on the internet who know what they’re saying, and selected by dad Cate, who knows we're all gonna appreciate them!


#1 This Is A Secret Worth Keeping


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#2 It’s The Lesser Of Two Evils


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#3 Saturdays Aren't What They Used To Be


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Parenting has become a daunting task for most parents in the current times. The reason why parenting has become quite challenging is due to the fact that our lifestyle is rapidly changing with newer requirements and demands being instilled into our lives. The time we live in is also to blame, since the worldwide pandemic and political turmoil in the world are changing the ways we live, work, and raise kids beyond recognition.


But since parents always want what’s best for their children, it’s hard for them to realize the world may not be as welcoming and easily navigated as it was for them. Today, parents are worried sick about their children’s prospects in an unstable world teeming with threats near and far—whole categories of jobs disappearing, global financial upheaval; terrorist attacks; refugees in misery; the environment under assault from poisons and rising temperatures.


#4 The Sad Part Is Our Kids Will Leave Out The Part About How Parents Kept Them Entertained


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#5 Relax


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#6 This Is A Scary Good Prank


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Madeline Levine, Ph.D. a psychologist, educator and co-founder of Challenge Success, a project of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, spoke with various parents from all walks of life: public, private, liberal, conservative, rural, urban, and most everything in between. “For more than a decade I’ve been crisscrossing the United States talking about rising rates of anxiety and depression in our kids, and more recently, about parenting challenges in our rapidly changing and uncertain environment.”


#7 So Sweet


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#8 Never Say Relax


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#9 Haha


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What Levine found genuinely surprised her and it is the uniformity of concerns, regardless of which community she is in. “Parents want to know what to worry about and what they can safely take off their plates. They want to know how to prepare their kids to be successful in a future that seems so unpredictable. How to deal with the endless alarming news about children and teenagers,” she commented. “Most of all, they want to know how to protect their kids and ensure some stability for them in a world that seems anything but,” Levine added.


#10 Who Needs A Mother’s Day Gift Idea?


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#11 We All Need To Support Each Other


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#12 The Truth Hurts


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What’s interesting is that the effect of uncertainty and fear is visible not only in parents, but also in children’s changing behavior. Levine recounted that ten years ago, her young patients were in a fury about the parental yoke: ‘It’s my life! Tell my mom and dad to back off. I’ll figure it out myself!’ This is long gone in our times.


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#14 Brilliant Mom Hack # 23,397


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#15 You Know You’re Going To Tell Somebody This Joke


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“One of the most disturbing developments in recent years has been the fading of youthful rebellion among the teenagers I see. It’s been replaced with resignation and a jaded demeanor I’d expect from folks many years older who had to work at jobs they despised in order to support a family or pay a mortgage,” Levine wrote.


#16 There Should Be Lots Of Candy In This Photo Too. But A Kid Probably Stole It And Ate It Already


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#17 There’s Nothing Like Father/Son Bonding Over A “Cool” Dad Joke


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#18 You've Been Warned


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“‘You don’t understand,’ these teens will say, shaking their heads. ‘There is no way out of the next three years. I’m just going to suck it up. I have no choice.’ The belief that you can’t act on your own behalf is a significant contributor to depression at any age,” Levine argues. No wonder humor has become so widespread on the internet. Today memes are no longer the thing of youth, parents are also looking for jokes to lift up their spirits and find comfort in laughter.


#19 This Isn't Too Much To Ask, Is It?


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#20 Enjoy These Moments


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#21 This Is How Parents Get Exercise


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#22 Always


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#23 Why Do I Buy So Many Groceries I Don't Need?


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#24 Seriously!


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#25 Why Do They Do This To Me?!


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#26 Something For Moms To Remember At The Pool And Beach This Summer


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#27 So Illegal


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#28 This Makes Me Wish I Had A Charger For Myself


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#29 Wouldn't This Be Nice?!


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#30 So Unfortunate


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#31 Take Wins Where You Can Get Them!


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#32 Who Agrees?


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#33 Magical Is One Word For It


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#34 Life Is Hard


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#35 100


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#36 It's A Dad Thing


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#37 Your Welcome


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#38 This Gives Me A Sinking Feeling


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#39 100


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#40 This Maybe 1000% True


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#41 This Is The Worst At A Community Pool


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#42 Where Do I Sign Up?


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#43 What A Good Life Kids Have And They Don't Even Know It


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#44 Is There Anything A Mom Can't Do?


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#45 I'm Trying This, For Sure


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#46 Ugh


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#47 This Is A Seriously Good Pro Tip


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#48 We Have So Many Rocks. You?


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#49 Yep. This Checks All The Boxes


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#50 His Is Elite Level Parenting


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#51 Brilliant!⠀


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#52 This Is Perfect On So Many Levels


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#53 Happy Mother’s Day!!


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#54 Is This Too Much To Ask?


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#55 I Envy The Ignorant


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#56 The Circle Of Life


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#57 Is This What You Want? What You Really Really Want?


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#58 Ometimes You Need To Take A Step Back To Move Forward


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#59 How Quickly A Mood Can Change


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#60 Reason #183,734 That Parenting Is Impossible To Get Perfect


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#61 How Are Your Kids Handling The Start Of Homeschool?


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#62 We All Need To Be Taking Notes


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#63 It’s One Of The Unwritten Rules Of Parenthood


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#64 Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures


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#65 Good Luck With That


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#66 One Of The Many Ways Perspectives Change With Parenthood


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#67 Who Feels This Every Day?


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#68 It's A Good Rule


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#69 Kids Don't Ever Sleep Longer In The Morning. They Just Get More Grumpy If They Stay Up Late


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#70 Those Were The Best Days!


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#71 Yes! So Frustrating


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#72 Disciplining Kids In Public Is An Art


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#73 Do You Snore Or Is It Your Spouse?


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#74 I’m So Sorry


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#75 Don’t Worry, I Got This One


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#76 This Could Save Marriages


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#77 At Least He Knows He’s Wrong. Sometimes That’s All A Parent Can Ask For


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#78 Moms Are Magical


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#79 Brilliant!


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#80 Does That Make Sense?


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#81 This Is The Ultimate Dad Joke Photo


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#82 Ain't That The Truth!


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#83 Always


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#84 This Kid Is My Hero


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#85 So Much Anxiety!


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#86 Truth


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#87 It's The Original Dad Joke


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#88 Everything Due


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#89 If You're Gonna Go, You Might As Well Enjoy It


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#90 Desperate Times Call For Funny Measures


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#91 Mind Your Business


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#92 Raise Your Hand If Today Has "Been A Day" For You


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#93 How Would You Know??


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#94 Clever Kid


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#95 So Funny. Birthday Parties Just Haven't Been The Same This Year


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#96 Can't Be Too Careful


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#97 Not So Hard To Imagine


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#98 Sometimes Going To Sleep Takes More Than A Little Reading


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#99 Someday. But Not Any Day Soon


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#100 Truth


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