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90+ Funny Tweets Every Parent Can Relate To

Parenting is both challenging and rewarding—and sometimes very, very funny. These totally relatable parenting tweets will make you laugh out loud.

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My four-year-old just brought me a block of Colby–Jack cheese and asked for a piece of party cheese. —@wildrainbow2

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Renewable Fuels

My two-year-old thinks that cars fill up on soup at the gas station, and now I’m really sad it’s not true. —@ThatMummyLife

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All-Day Breakfast

My four-year-old just looked up from her breakfast and said, “Uh, Daddy, I ordered fruit, too.” So there’s at least one dine-in restaurant still in operation during quarantine. —@TheCatWhisprer

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Free Will

Me: You know better than to use that bad word.
Five-year-old: Yes.
Me: Then why did you?
Five-year-old: My brain said not to, but my mouth does whatever it wants. —@Lhlodder

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Is This Real Life?

Living with toddlers is like being stuck in an episode of Scooby-Doo, with all the running between rooms and slamming of doors. —@HomeWithPeanut

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Why do baby clothes have pockets? Are people really going up to babies and saying, “Hey, can you hold this for a second?” —@Y2SHAF

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Welcome to Parenting

Your choices are:
A) Listen to your toddler scream and cry for 10 minutes because you opened their fruit snack.
B) Listen to your toddler scream and cry for 10 minutes because they don’t know how to open their fruit snack. —@momtribevibe

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How to Stop Littering

My four-year-old threw a wrapper on the floor. I told him to pick it up and put it where it belonged. He put it in my purse. —@mommajessiec

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Sleep Deprivation

Co-worker: You look tired.
Me: (Remembering that at 2 a.m. I had to explain to a crying three-year-old that just because it was snowing did not mean it was Christmas.) No idea why. —@mom_tho

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Slang Words

When my kid was a toddler, my sister tried to teach him to say, “What’s up, homie?” He couldn’t pronounce it, so he went around for like six months saying, “What’s up, pony?” —@anne_theriault

Test your knowledge of these Canadian slang terms!

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Math Wiz

There’s going to be a point in my life when my son looks up at me and thinks, “Gee, my mom knows everything!” Then he’ll get to sixth grade math class, and I’ll say, “Well, kid, this is where we part ways.” —@HannahEinbinder

These hard math problems might just make your head spin!

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Girls and Boys

The little girl I’m babysitting just asked me if I have a boyfriend. I said, “Not anymore,” and she said, “Boyfriends are a waste of time.” Then she turned to her brother and told him, “You’re gonna be a waste of time.” —@itsmadimay

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Sorry, I can’t come down for real dinner yet. I have to finish the fake meal my toddler is slowly cooking for me. —@WalkingOutside

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Old-Time Home Remedies

My five-year-old wrapped a sausage around my finger and called it a Band-Aid. Needless to say, he’s become my personal physician. —@dad_on_my_feet

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Home Cook

My kid: Can you make me some tea?
Me: I think you’re old enough to make it.
Me, 10 minutes later, cleaning honey off every kitchen surface: Ok, you were right. —@RodLacroix

Don’t miss these hilarious photos of dogs working from home.

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Modern-Day Galileo

Eight-year-old: Mom, I want to study pastrami.
Me: Why, honey?
Eight-year-old: I’m just super interested in the stars. —@pro_worrier_

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Thought Experiment

If you open a candy wrapper in the middle of a forest with nobody around, how long until your children show up and ask what you’re eating? —@mommajessiec

These bad dad jokes from Twitter will make you LOL!

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My Quotable Kid

My four-year-old has been carrying a small notebook around all day. She opens it, writes small scribbles and quickly closes it back up. She’s calling it her “secret diarrhea.” Maybe someday I’ll correct her, but definitely not today. —@momtransparent1

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Breakfast Problems

Have kids so that someone can ask you to cut up their bagel and then ask you to put it back together. —@OhioMomoftwo

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Mind = Blown

My daughter woke me up at 5 a.m. to urgently tell me that “Any balloon SpongeBob blows up is technically a water balloon,” and I have not been able to fall back asleep. —@isabelzawtun

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Too Clingy

Me: Mommy just needs a little space right now.

Child [perched on top of my head]: Why? —@LurkAtHomeMom

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An Almost-Compliment

My daughter just asked me if I was 22. I said, “No, I’m 37.” Then she asked if I’m actually her grandma. —@UnfilteredMama

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He Said, She Said

“… and then Mommy turned into a big mountain where the princess and the dragon had a party!” –My four-year-old explaining how I fell asleep in the middle of our game. —@bunandleggings

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The “Why” Phase

Please respect our privacy at this difficult time while we deal with our toddler, who has just entered the “Why?” phase. —@whinecheezit

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

“You’re just like me: trash!” –My toddler, quoting Toy Story 4 to strangers on the street. —@dadthatwrites

On that note, here are the best Halloween movies for kids!

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The Horror, the Horror

Sometimes I like to live dangerously by putting ketchup on my kid’s dinner plate without asking where they would like it. —@threetimedaddy

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A Day in the Life

Yesterday, my four-year-old and I painted pictures, went to the park, played house, cooked dinner together and watched a movie. Or, as she described it to her teacher: “I picked up a dead bug and mommy yelled at me.” —@stayathomies

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Hosts With the Most

How my family preps for guests:
Me: *Tidies up.*
Husband: *Fires up the barbecue.*
Toddler: *Removes all clothing.* —@jannakilimnik

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Goldilocks Strikes Back

Kid: My sandwich has too much peanut butter on it.
Me: *Makes new sandwich.*
Kid: This one has too little.
Me: *Makes one just right.*
Kid: I don’t like peanut butter anymore. —@mommajessiec

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Over the Moon

Today my four-year-old asked me, “Daddy, does the moon have a job or does it just sit there?” —@thecatwhisprer

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Eagle Eyes

Have kids so you always have someone to point out how long your nose hairs are while standing in checkout lines. —@rodlacroix

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What is a Weekend?

Me: Get yourself ready for school.
Five-year-old: Why?
Me: It’s Monday.
Five-year-old: Can’t we just do Sunday again? —@Xplodingunicorn

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We’ll Need to See the Menu

My daughter is in her first year of middle school and I asked if she’s planning to go to any of the dances. She said, “Only if there’s going to be food.” —@Valeegrrl

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(Un)Pleasant Dreams

My kid just said good nightmare instead of good night, so no, I will not be sleeping this evening. —@Daddydoubts

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Hell Hath No Fury

There is nothing quite like being condescended to by a four-year-old with her shoes on the wrong feet. —@Thecatwhisperer

Check out the best jokes from Canada’s top comedians.

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Role Model

The girl I babysit: I want to be tall and skinny when I grow up.
Me, realizing the damage society does to young girls but too tired to correct her: Me too.
Girl: Like Abraham Lincoln. —@Haleyflynnstead

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How Could You?

When you mindlessly cut your kid’s sandwich into squares instead of triangles and your whole world collapses around you. —@Henpeckedhal

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No Compliments to the Chef

Seven-year-old: Can I have a snack?
Me: No, you’ll ruin your dinner.
Seven-year-old: I thought that was your job. —@Xplodingunicorn

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Future’s Looking Bright

My kid just called romaine lettuce “gross kale” so the next batch of humans is coming alone nicely, thanks for asking. —@Lifeattiffanys

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At the Drive-Thru Window…

Toddler: Can I say hi?
Me: Aww that’s sweet.
*Rolls down window*
Toddler: Two milkshakes, please! —@Dadzzzasleep

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Why So Serious?

Me: Why aren’t you smiling in your school pictures?
Child: Because I’m at school.
Me: So?
Child: Can I see your work ID?
Me: Okay, I get it. —@Moooooog35

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At Ease, Soldier

My son announces that he is going to empty the dishwasher with the same tone and tenor as if he were off to war. —@Junejuly12

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Some Amenities Are Essential…

Planning a family vacation is mostly just making sure the hotel has a pool. —@Petricksara

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Definitely Deductible

If my kids’ toys come to life, I’m doing the sensible thing and claiming them on my taxes. —@Pittdave13

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When Kids Write Jokes

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
A cow.
Okay, come in. —@KidsWriteJokes

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Enough is Enough

Seven-year-old: Everybody needs to go home right now. —@XplodingUnicorn

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Lost in Translation

Me: You’re amazing!
Four-year-old: I’m not a raisin! —@LaGuardiaCross

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Magic Moment

Four-year-old: Mommy, what if you never would have had kids?
Me: Then I wouldn’t know how much I was missing. You make me better. You help me love more deeply than I ever thought I could. You fill me with joy and pride. I’m thankful for you and I’m so happy you’re here!
Four-year-old: I’m gonna toot. —@MyMomologue

Check out more hilarious tweets that are guaranteed to make you grin!

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Wake Up Call

I don’t know what kind of life I envisioned myself having at this age, but watching a half-naked toddler lick the frosting off a Pop-Tart while sitting on my chest at 5:45 a.m. was almost definitely not a part of it. —@DadandBuried

Don’t miss these hilariously awkward family photos!

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Toe Trouble

Six-year-old: [yelling] Mom! I stubbed my foot thumb!
Me: Your what?
Six-year-old: My foot thumb! [points to big toe]
Me: Oh, your BIG toe!
Six-year-old: WHATEVER! —@DomesticGoddss

These funny phrases are definitely worth memorizing.

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When the Tub is Too Far

Me: What are you doing?
Three-year-old: Taking a bath.
Me: Why are you in the sink?
Three-year-old: Taking a bath!
Me: …
Three-year-old: …
Me: Remember to wash your hair. —@ParentNormal

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Farm to Table

Three-year-old: Can we go to the farm for lunch?
Me: …
Three-year-old: Daddy takes us to the farm.
Me: Um, do you mean McDonalds?
Three-year-old: Yes. —@andwhatamom

These funny photos of farm animals will leave you smiling.

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Fair Enough

My son’s begging to be home schooled so he can “take a really long lunch break,” and, like, that’s valid. —@ValeeGrrl

Want to sound smart? Make sure these clever jokes are in your arsenal.

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A New Name

My two-year-old referred to her coat pockets as “snack holes,” and this is what I shall forever call them. —@RebeccaCaprara

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Two Left Feet

Our six-year-old does a lot of trash talking for someone who puts his shoes on the wrong feet 30 per cent of the time. —@dad_in_brief

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Time is a Construct

Sorry we’re late. I let my kid tie his own shoes. —@Mom_Overboard

Check out these unbelievably cute photos of kids in the great outdoors.

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Unsolved Mysteries

If I, as a mom, don’t know where something is in this house, it means it’s gone forever. —@momtruths2btold

Don’t miss these hilarious examples of irony in real life.

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Strange Habits

I’m a parent. My hobbies include watching fresh produce rot in my fridge and telling my kids that they should have done what I asked the first time. —@PetrickSara

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No Rest for the Wicked

Friend: What’s that thing where you’re always tired but can never get rest?
Me: Parenthood. —@MyMomologue

We’ve rounded up the funniest Canadian headlines of all time.

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A Real Relic

Seven-year-old: “Wow, this must be an antique! It’s from way back in the 1900s!”
Me: “Okay, calm down. It’s from 1997.” —@maughammom

Take a look at the 50+ things everyone had in their house in the ’90s.

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Picky Eaters

My favourite thing about buying food in bulk is when my kids immediately decide that they now hate that food. —@bluebonetbabies

Watch out for the things you should never say to a Canadian.

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Three Stars

She poops too much: my son’s review of his new baby sister. —@UnfilteredMama

Forty comedians reveal their favourite jokes ever!

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Practice Makes Perfect

Prepare your spouse for parent­hood by waking them up at 3 a.m. to tell them it’s not raining and then demand some cheese. —@MacgyveringM22

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Pressing Matters

Real question my kids got out of bed to ask me: “Mom, do you have any twigs I can use?” —@ashleyaustrew

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A Love of Literature

Six-year-old: *checks out another Star Wars book from the school library*
Me: Why do you always get Star Wars books?
Six-year-old: I only read the classics. —@Xplodingunicorn

These corny Stars Wars jokes can be used for any occasion!

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Personal Chef

Before having kids:
“I am NEVER making separate meals for my children.”
Four years later: “Let me repeat your order: tricolour pasta (al dente) with butter and cheese on a bed of string cheese on a fairy plate, cup of water with star-shaped ice cubes, yogurt two ways, Cheez-Its.” —@bretjturner

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Fish have Feelings

Son: What’s for dinner?
Me: Fish.
[He screams, starts hyperventilating, begins to break from reality.]
Son: [Suddenly stops] Wait. Have I ever had fish? —@DadandBuried

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Call Steve Irwin

Recently, a little boy politely said hi to my nephew. He responded, “Hi! I am Alligator” and pretended to eat the other kid with his arms. I have never been prouder. —@karencheee

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A New Godzilla

My four-year-old is insisting he’ll only eat “monster food,” and whatever that is, it’s definitely not the grilled cheese my wife just made. —@Dadpression

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A Personalized Bath

My friend Luke didn’t realize until he was an adult that lukewarm was a real temperature. He thought it was just a term his mom used to describe his bathwater. —@Adam__Melia

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Door Jam

In my experience, when one door closes it reopens and closes 13 more times by a small child. —@mommajessiec

You won’t believe the strangest things mechanics have found in cars!

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

Four-year-old: Daddy, I spilled some milk.
Me: A little or a lot?
Four-year-old: A tiny bit.
Me: Okay.
Four-year-old: But that tiny bit went everywhere. —@Distracted_Dad

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Public Enemy

I told my daughter that showing her chewed-up food to her brother in public is gross, and she said, “Well I’m not here for the people.” —Saladin Ahmed, writer

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Eat Your Veggies

“The carrots are working!”—My six-year-old son, finding his shoes in a dark room. —@whatbabytalk

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Make It Rain

*Making macaroni and cheese*
Five-year-old: I wanna put the cheese in!
Me, handing her open packet of powder: Okay, can you very carefully pour this in?
Five-year-old: *Just waves the packet around like she’s throwing rice at a wedding* —@copymama

Celebrate the joys of gastronomy with these amazing movies about cooking.

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No Paparazzi, Please!

Me to a kid in the elevator holding a stuffed pig: Hey! Is that a pig?
Kid: He doesn’t like you.
Me: How can I make him like me?
Kid: If you stop asking questions. —Helen Rosner, food writer

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A Real Bad Boy

One of the weirdest things people would ask me when my kid was younger was, “Is he a good baby?”
Oh, no, this is one of those extremely bad babies. He runs an organized crime syndicate from his crib and sneaks cigarettes whenever I’m not looking. —Anne Thériault, writer

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Roll With It

Today my child is upset by “All the stuff that doesn’t have wheels.” —@MyMomologue

We guarantee you’ll be able to relate to these funny Tweets about technology!

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On Repeat

If you’re on the fence about having kids, I suggest you listen to the same YouTube clip for five days straight, then see how you feel. —@ramblinma

Get ready to reminisce with these hilariously awkward first kiss stories.

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Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too

Three-year-old: *face covered in frosting*
Me: Were you eating cake?
Three-year-old: No. I just kissed it. —@XplodingUnicorn

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Animals are Friends

[Making pigs in a blanket]
Six-year-old: We can’t call them that. We have a pig.
Me: What should we call them?
Six-year-old: Nobody you know in a blanket. —@XplodingUnicorn

Brighten your day with these funny animal pictures.

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Future Biologist

Me: You know you can ask me anything, sweetie. That’s what I’m here for.
Nine-year-old: Why are arms the only body parts that have a pit?
Me: Just go to sleep. —@Pork_Chop_Hair

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Strange Cookbook

Eight-year-old: How come you only cook food that I hate?
Me: Well, for starters, I keep a secret recipe book called Meals Kids Hate.
Eight-year-old: …
Me: …
Eight-year-old: *Whispers, wide-eyed.* I knew it! —@LurkAtHomeMom

From tips to misunderstandings, these hilarious food Tweets will make you… hungry.

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Conspiracy Theorist

The best joke I heard this week was from my 11-year-old nephew: “Gender was invented by bathroom companies to sell more bathrooms.” —@waxpancake

Don’t miss these bad jokes that you can’t help but laugh at.

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Philosopher in the Making

My daughter woke me up at 5 a.m. to urgently tell me “Any balloon SpongeBob blows up is technically a water balloon,” and I have not been able to fall back asleep. —@isabelzawtun

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Mr. Know-It-All

Me: Time for bed.
Four-year-old: No, it’s not.
Me: You can’t tell time.
Four-year-old: I can tell you’re wrong. —@XplodingUnicorn

Check out these adorable pictures of dogs dressed for work.

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Strange Stalker

Sometimes I miss having a toddler, but then I hear one throwing a tantrum because “The moon keeps following me,” and I think, “Yeah, I’m good.” —@FatherWithTwins

You won’t want to miss these hilarious light bulb jokes.

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Helping Hand

Me, the first time my kid tries to help out: “Oh, that’s so nice. Thank you.”
Me, every other time since: “Pal, get out of the dishwasher. We need to leave in less than an hour.” —@thedad

Up your humour game with these hilarious short jokes.

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Condiment Lover

Me: The broth in this beef stew I made is really good.
Son: Slowly squeezes ketchup into stew without breaking eye contact. —@KateWhineHall

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A Message From Beyond the Grave

Me: *dies*
My kids: *using the Ouija board*
D-I-N-N-E-R? —@Carbosly

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Guessing Game

A children’s birthday party game: guess which guests are contagious. —@PetrickSara

These jokes about birthdays are guaranteed to get a laugh!

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Daily Motivation

Instead of brushing her teeth like I asked, my five-year-old went to the bathroom, lay down in front of the toilet and took a nap. I guess what I’m trying to say is she’s my new life coach. —@daddysdigest

Get through the week with these funny jokes about work.

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Back-Handed Compliment

Daughter: What’s nostalgia?
Wife: It’s when you miss something that’s really old.
[Later] Me: I’m home from work!
Wife: Aww, we missed you!
Daughter: [whispering] Nostalgia. —@NewDadNotes

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Hamper Damper

How to stay on top of the laundry when you have two or more kids:
1. You can’t.
2. Find a new dream. —@MacgyveringM22

Next, crack a rib with the funniest Reader’s Digest jokes of all time.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest Canada