Being a parent is bliss one moment and misery the next. It’s no easy job raising the next generation but you’ve decided to shoulder that mantle. Funny parenting memes pick fun at the quirkier side of parenthood by providing much-needed commentary about what it means to be a parent today and how that affects each of us with kids.
We wanted to round up some of the very best parenting memes and we’ve curated a list of them for you to scroll through. Each meme feels funnier than the last on this list so don’t stop until you’ve laughed yourself to tears or until you’ve gotten to the very end. Now, take a moment and “feel seen” by these relatable parenting memes!
Time to Get Laughing with The Best Parenting Memes!
Parent with Pride
Seriously, virtual high-five to the parent who not only thought of this but had it actually work on their child. We should all be so lucky. Now it’s totally up to you to see how many times you can get away with this trick. Even though it is a smart one, your little one might catch on before your eyes.
Surviving Is Thriving
Kids take everything for granted. Sometimes they just need a gentle reminder that they’re lucky to be kicking on this chaotic planet. No matter what thought, we love the little buggers, even though it might seem like the exact opposite sometimes. We’re all lucky to have each other in this chaotic life. So go ahead and argue, you’re still family.
Treasure Those Special Moments
“I know, I know, 10 years from now I’ll be all misty-eyed or whatever, thinking about how much I miss their cute little sassy (see: terrorist) selves at bedtime, but it is NOT THIS F’ING NIGHT,” the mom who shared this meme noted. Okay! Getting a kid to bed can be a nightmare, so we know where this comes from.
What’s In a Name
Now, you know why parents went with Apple, Dream, and Blue as baby names. Any object is better than your acquaintances. Finding the perfect name can be hard, we’ll be honest, there are a few names we already have crossed off on our list of possible choices. We don’t judge and we’d hope you wouldn’t either. This stays between us.
How do we get on this level? This is the best parenting meme because it’s actually a teaching moment. May we all find a hack as this mom did. There’s nothing like coming up with a creative solution right when things are getting out of control. We don’t blame this mom for doing what she had to do. Rock on!
10’s Across the Board
- Some days are easier than others but wow, is being a parent exhausting. This parenting meme has got us figured out. This meme shows exactly how discombobulating it can be and how it leaves you just a little drained sometimes. Kids come with a lot of energy, and sometimes it requires you to be a little more resilient than normal.
Unfortunately, it’s just going to get harder and harder. Hang in there, you got this, parents! Sometimes you’ll be prepared and sometimes you won’t but none of that will matter. All that matters is that you stick it through until you come out the other side of it. No matter what scratches, scrapes and bruises. You can get through it.
8 Long, Hours…
Here’s a parenting meme for those of us who can only get stuff done after the kids are down. It’s a cruel world out there. We know you’re all out there fighting to be the best you can possibly be and that includes when it comes to raising your kids. SO yeah you might not get a bunch of sleep.
“It will end in tears” perfectly predicts the future for any child activity in their first several years of life. Tough it out, parents. You will survive. Those kids are gonna make a lot of small things seem huge and you’re gonna have to navigate the feelings that come with that. We have faith that you’ll be able to manage.
Where’s the Lie?
For sure! This is a fact. We’re certain many moms out there would relate to. We love a parenting meme that uncovers a universal truth. When a kid spends so much time being dependent on you. It’s hard for them not to think that you can’t make it work. They’ll learn soon enough that you can’t do everything for them.
Oddly Specific, Totally Relatable
It’s crazy the things we will overlook in order for a little break here and there. At times, you have to let go and let the little things count for something. We all have those days when we just can’t pull ourselves together, so we let the universe do what it has to do so we don’t get too overwhelmed.
Old as Dirt
If they only, knew! This parenting meme captures what it’s like parenting in the digital age. It’s wild! Given that google was founded in 1998, it’s absolutely true tht some people are a bit older than the website. Isn’t it wild to think about how this thing has only been in our lives for such a short amount of time.
When running errands, mostly for the benefit of your children, you tell yourself it’s “me time.” It’s the only way any of us are going to make it through. Those little moments of free time definitely matter the most. Especially when it seems like they’re the only free time you’re going to get. We say enjoy all those grocery runs!
This parenting meme is also a sage prediction of what will come. Wait for this day and then live accordingly. Once it happens, you’ll totally see just how ,uch you can get done, whether it’s ends up being a spa day for yourself, or working on a project that you haven’t been able to get to. Those days are golden.
Reap What You Sow
Parenting is fun! You’ll discover many opportunities for teachable moments. But sometimes mistakes happen, and we know that there’s so much love that you can pack into a little note., Even one about stale bread. Remember folks, teach your kids to close the bread box when they’re done nursing it. It could save them from stale lunchbox sandwiches they hate.
A parenting meme that also doubles as health advice. Do all that’s in your power to do that grocery run on your own. KIds make the experience a little bit more stressful. Not that we can blame them for that though, they’re just trying to make the best out of the situation they’re in. They still have lots to learn.
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If someone says to you, “Parenting is only hard if you make it hard,” then you know that you can never trust them with anything. Politely excuse them from your life for the rest of your days. Parenting is hard because you’re raising person, and with that comes a wide variety that we can’t always be prepared for. Life’s chaotic!
They’ve Got a Lot of Fight In Them
Have you ever seen a better representation of a child’s at-home schedule? This deserves all the parenting meme awards. At this point, you’ve got the younger kids all figured out. Now you just have to get ready for what might be a rapid change when they start becoming teenagers.That might just be a whole different battle that you face.
Imagine a Day When They Want Their Breathe to Smell Nice
Dear parent, a day will come when your child will eventually want to brush their teeth. When that rolls around, you have to start worrying about them kissing other children. KIds move fast, and a lot of the time they’re a tricky bunch to navigate, but we believe that you have all the skills you need to handle their chaos.
If Only They Taught This in Sex Ed.
In this parenting meme, we find the perfect representation of how time works when you’re a parent. You’ll have to look rather hard to find “me time.” Sometimes, it just falls into place right when you need it. And we can’t help but thank the universe when it does. Like we said, kids are chaos, you have to be order.
This! You used to be fun, and now you’ve gotta adjust the way you live your life because you decided to bring someone else into the same crazy would you’re living. Now, all you can do is adapt and hope for the best. Look on the bright side though! You get to rase a person, isn’t that just insanely cool?
You know who is really in charge! Follow this mom’s advice and you can kill two birds with one stone. Watch as those telemarketing calls start to slow after the third time you’ve repeated this step. This is fun way to watch those robo calls slowly disappear from your life, because who want’s to talk to a baby spewing nonsense?
Take a Break
Yes, sleep is all we really need. Try and find some time for yourself, parents! You never really know how much you’ve been missing sleep until the opportunity comes and you knock out on the sofa with your partner right beside you. It’s moments like this this definitely make up for a large number of days where you can’t sleep.
Step It Up, Dads
This parenting meme captures the white-hot rage you might have experienced in which your husband is being useless and your baby is torturing you to death. Who else has been there? How about you go wake him up and put the baby in is arms. It’s his turn to deal with all the trials and tribulations that come with children.
Screen Time Is the Dream Time
Simply reply, “Okay.” You’ll live to see them walk it back. Screen time isn’t so bad honestly, maybe though, it might be smart to limit how much time your kids can be in front of a screen. No hard and fast rules though, just enough so that they’re know theres other things to do without a phone in their hands.
You’re Doing Fine
Just do your best. It’s all you can do. THis particular combo is isn’t one that we’ve heard of ourselves, but hey, kids can be a little gross sometimes. We just gotta role with it. That being said, this shows that even when you might know exactly what your kid needs, it might be hard to get them to comply.
Living the Dream
Have you ever wanted some alone time this badly? This parenting meme feels oh, so relatable especially when school’s not having in-person learning (but, we do want those kids to stay safe!). WE do know how it can feel to be trapped in a house with your kids driving you crazy. We say, find ways to make it more enjoyable.
It’s not so bad! Just let them wear whatever they want. Kids sare just kid, it doesn’t really matter what they wear outside, we just want them to be wearing something. Is that too much to ask for? We don’t think so, and we know a lot of you would agree. Sometimes though, we lose when it comes to what.
We all recognize this expression, right? It’s been called “the look” and we think that’s the perfect name for it. Don’t let that face crack, parents. We’ve had this look pointed towards us more than a few times, and we definitely know what it means. When your mom gives you this look, you better stop what you’re doing, like immediately.
Where There’s a Will…
Meet a future climber of Mount Everest. Some advice only goes so far if you’ve got the right type of kid. It’s a miracle they make it to adulthood. We should have known that these adventurous little tykes would find their way up the stairs. One wayor another.They’ll find a way over any obstacle that is in their way.
Kids are disgusting little animals! Animals that we love and look cute at times, but animals nonetheless. IF you’ve ever had a kid put something in their mouth that they’re not supposed to, only to have them deny it when you ask them about it, you know how tricky the little buggers can be. We suppose we’ve done the same.
Oh, You Know
You know each little moment counts when you’re a mom. Make them count for you from the comfort of your midsize sedan. Those little private moments will take you a long way if your ability to take them is few and far between. Even still though, those little moments might also be when you’re hanging out with your little ones.
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We leave you with this parenting meme that will make you feel as seen as you’ve ever been. Who else has a similar system for their contacts? Sometimes, you don’t notice when you’ve made the switch but when you do, there’ll be no denying it. You have officially made it to adulthood. It might be trippy, but you got this.
Did you find some hilarious parenting memes that really spoke to you? We sure hope you found some that capture the hilarity and absurdity of parenthood. It’s not easy raising the next generation but someone has to do it. You might as well laugh about it along the way. If you liked these memes, we’ve got some super fun Sesame Street memes to share with you as well! If you want more laughs, just keep scrolling!
You Will Not Believe These Very Dark and Twisty Sesame Street Memes!
Lonely in That Can
“Greetings. I am the Count. They call me the Count because I LOVE to count… things,” Count von Count famously said. Here, he is counting down Oscar’s friends, or lack of them. The Count is meant to parody Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Count Dracula. He first appeared on the show in the Season 4 premiere in 1972, counting blocks in a sketch with Bert and Ernie. He’s come so far!
One Fresh Bird
We find Big Bird here as a naughty bird with a sign that might make you want to jump off of an overpass. What are we doing, folks? Big Bird is, of course, our eight-foot two-inch tall bright yellow anthropomorphic bird, he can roller skate, ice skate, dance, swim, sing, write poetry, draw, and ride a unicycle. He can also take some questionable selfies.
Elmo Likes It Rough
We all thought Elmo wanted tickles but perhaps he is after something a bit more substantial. The furry red monster with a falsetto voice, Elmo has illeism and also hosts the last five-minute segment on Sesame Street, “Elmo’s World”, which is aimed at toddlers. It’s Elmo’s world and we’re all just living in it. Please, don’t punch Elmo.
Here is one of the darker Sesame Street memes that finds Grover not doing the right thing. He should really rethink what he does with his superpowers. Grover was originally performed by Frank Oz from his earliest appearances on the children’s program. Could he have imagined this Muppet’s cold indifference? We imagine not.
Roasted Rubber Ducky
Ernie’s beloved rubber ducky is on the chopping block in one of the more sinister Sesame Street memes on this list. We all need to eat but this is a step too far. Bert and Ernie are one of this program’s centerpieces and it’s sad to see them take this dark turn together. But, have you had duck? Tempting…
What makes so many of these Sesame Street memes work is the pairing of the cute little puppets with some maniacal message. In this instance, Elmo has some “bloodlust” that he must contend with. We hope, for the sake of those small children, that the Muppet does not act on those evil urges. This is NOT Elmo’s song.
What Happened to Elmo?
Seriously, what happened to our beloved Elmo? Here is another one of the Sesame Street memes featuring our red, furry friend. He’s over the whole democracy thing and is itching for fascism. Let us hope he learns how to correctly spell this form of authoritarian rule before embarking on it. Elmo simply must not succeed and that’s a sad thing to have to say.
Not Cookie Monster!
In a song in 2004, and later in an interview in 2017, Cookie Monster revealed that his real name is Sidney Monster. RIP Mr. Sidney Monster. We don’t know why Hank Azaria did you so wrong! This is one of the creepier Sesame Street memes that points out some weird things the program has done and has yet to answer for. Why was Azaria wearing Sidney Monster’s head? Why did this not give us pause?
A Haunted Breakfast
What has Ernie done? He seems to have conjured some demons to possess a piece of toast, a bowl of cereal, and a banana. What did they do to deserve such a fate? We all want to eat a breakfast that fuels our day, not our nightmares. We also prefer to eat our breakfast and not meet it. It’s too early for all of that.
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes that’s ripped from the comments section. Be prepared to face scrutiny if you wear any red fur as the only logical source of said fur is Elmo. PETA must not be okay with this. This coat must have dramatically decreased the Elmo population if indeed it took 101 Elmos to make. Stay warm but not at a Muppet’s expense, okay?
There are so many Sesame Street memes that take an image from the show out of context and refashion that image with a new intended meaning. We think the origin of this image was Ernie dreaming of being in the ocean but who can say for certain? We never expected to see Ernie’s spirit form as he’s been going strong for decades now. May he float on in peace.
We find another Sesame Street meme that finds Ernie up to some strange business. Is this Ernie creating a multiverse? We’re not sure what drove Ernie to exile his pals to different dimensions but perhaps he had good reason. It’s likely his mate Bert took things too far. May these muppets be freed from their imprisonment and find peace.
The Count Is at It Again
Here’s another one of the Sesame Street memes that finds Count Von Count up to no good. Apparently, the Count wanted to count some cold, hard cash. We did not expect a life of crime for this mathematically gifted vampire but life has a way of finding a path for every one of us. Keep your friends close and your wallets closer.
Telly Monster is a lightly neurotic young monster who lives at 1304 Sesame Street. Early on, Telly was often paired with Oscar the Grouch, whom he tried to befriend against the odds. Perhaps he feels burned still and that’s why he is contemplating throwing bricks onto a freeway. Or is the Grouch catching? Make better life choices, people.
What Is It?
Here’s one of the nonsense Sesame Street memes that we really got a kick out of. We often take a face value that any Muppet is pleased with its personhood but what if some are in the midst of an existential crisis? We’re not sure who this furry pal was forced to become a chef but we hope he takes refuge in the simple pleasures of preparing meals and takes many a chef’s treat.
Grover’s Tough Side
We often think of Grover as a benign Muppet but it’s clear from this and previous Sesame Street memes that he’s not one to be messed with. Apparently, he’s looking out for the entire block and their right to an HBO subscription. Shouldn’t they be getting that for free? After all, the premium streaming network could afford it if they’re spending big on those CGI dragons. Spend big on the Muppets too.
How about some poetry along with your Sesame Street memes? Here’s a lovely piece about Elmo’s goals of world domination. The children don’t stand a chance. The last time we were scared of Elmo was when he was a float at the Macy’s Day parade. The fears have been renewed as we uncover the sinister machinations of this red menace.
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Can You Tell Me…
Here’s one of our favorite Sesame Street memes that plays with the program’s theme song. “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” is a question this individual never needed to ask. Most of us are all aware of the location of the Muppet habitat. You don’t need a GPS to find love and Muppet magic.
Big Bird has chosen a life of crime in one of the creepiest Sesame Street memes on this list. That face, those eyes, that menacing smile… It’s all too much. What do you suppose Big Bird’s plan is for these children? Will they become lunch, we wonder. Perhaps Super Grover with his newly found powers can swoop in and save them from their bitter end.
Elmo is a dragon now. We don’t make the rules. There’s a great deal of ambiguity about what sort of creature Elmo is and we’re happy to finally put to rest any rumors about him being some sort of monkey or malnourished bear. Now, we all know with certainty that Elmo is a dragon.
Ernie, You’ve Changed
There’s something to be said about being proactive. We’re glad Bert has taken matters into his own hands to squash the zombie apocalypse that Ernie was ushering in. There’s more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way to take down a zombie. Bert, we thank you for your service.
So many of the Sesame Street memes we uncovered involve Bert and Ernie. In this one, we find that Ernie has added a special ingredient to Bert’s tea. That wasn’t nice. What would drive Ernie to such an act of violence? Please keep away from the engine coolant, people.
Beaker may look perpetually in a state of anxious shock, but he’s actually running Sesame Street like a boss. This is one of the great Sesame Street memes for occasions when someone is really winning at life. Let us all look to Beaker as a role model to those with anxiety disorders. It really can be done and you can have it all.
What Does He See?
What is Bert looking at? Wrong answers only. We find the cast assembled for a picture in this meme’s telling. One thing should stick out to you like a sore thumb, Bert is clearly scared by something to his left. Could this be the end for our favorite Muppet friends? Let’s hope Bert warned the others.
Do you like your Sesame Street memes punny? Here’s a great one that finds Bert and Ernie about to embark on an ice cream adventure. We wonder what type of sherbert these two like but we have a hunch that it’s likely rainbow. Eat up, Bert and Ernie!
We find Bert and Ernie once more in this meme where they’re plotting something potentially criminal. This meme is giving us serious Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope vibes. If you like your Sesame Street memes with a dose of first-degree murder, this meme is for you.
Here’s a fun meme about Elmo questioning everything after meeting his creator. The hand that’s pulling all the strings is really giving Elmo pause. Can you blame him? We believe that Elmo is so much bigger than just a puppet. You’ll always be Elmo to us.
Drake Would Be Proud
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes that’s playing on the infamous Drake meme. This is a truly fun one that imagines the capabilities of being invisible in a mirror. The Count could have seen this as a setback but instead turned things around in his favor. You love to see a Muppet making the most of its station in life.
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes from way out of left field. If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know this is no joke and that it can honestly feel like you’re passing a boulder. At least Bert and Ernie will be there for one another. We just hope he does not bail on his buddy because things are about to get rough.
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We’re All Kids at Heart
We leave you with a meme about adults watching Sesame Street. Even though the show is for children, it always brings back fond memories and nostalgic vibes. There’s no shame to it. If you’re a parent you have an excuse, but if you’re not, that’s fine too. We all love this children’s program and that’s been made evident by the number of Sesame Street memes that are out there. Never stop, folks.
There you go! Will you ever be the same? We hope you got a healthy kick from these Sesame Street memes. After seeing these lovable characters positively influence our children for so long, it’s nice to imagine what they do with their time off. Be sure to share these hilarious memes with your other parent friends as we all could use a laugh these days!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 Time to Get Laughing with The Best Parenting Memes!
- 1.1 Parent with Pride
- 1.2 Surviving Is Thriving
- 1.3 Treasure Those Special Moments
- 1.4 What’s In a Name
- 1.5 Skills
- 1.6 10’s Across the Board
- 1.7 Hard Truths
- 1.8 8 Long, Hours…
- 1.9 Remain Optimistic
- 1.10 Where’s the Lie?
- 1.11 Oddly Specific, Totally Relatable
- 1.12 Old as Dirt
- 1.13 “Free Time”
- 1.14 #Freedom
- 1.15 Reap What You Sow
- 1.16 Deep Breaths
- 1.17 It’s Hard
- 1.18 They’ve Got a Lot of Fight In Them
- 1.19 Imagine a Day When They Want Their Breathe to Smell Nice
- 1.20 If Only They Taught This in Sex Ed.
- 1.21 Harsh Reality
- 1.22 Baby Boss
- 1.23 Take a Break
- 1.24 Step It Up, Dads
- 1.25 Screen Time Is the Dream Time
- 1.26 You’re Doing Fine
- 1.27 Living the Dream
- 1.28 Acquiescence
- 1.29 “The Look”
- 1.30 Where There’s a Will…
- 1.31 They’re Gross
- 1.32 Oh, You Know
- 1.33 Checks Phone
- 2 You Will Not Believe These Very Dark and Twisty Sesame Street Memes!
- 2.1 Lonely in That Can
- 2.2 One Fresh Bird
- 2.3 Elmo Likes It Rough
- 2.4 Grover’s Choice
- 2.5 Roasted Rubber Ducky
- 2.6 No, Elmo
- 2.7 What Happened to Elmo?
- 2.8 Not Cookie Monster!
- 2.9 A Haunted Breakfast
- 2.10 Elmo Fur
- 2.11 Floating Ernie
- 2.12 The Dimensions
- 2.13 The Count Is at It Again
- 2.14 Not Telly
- 2.15 What Is It?
- 2.16 Grover’s Tough Side
- 2.17 Fast Elmo
- 2.18 Can You Tell Me…
- 2.19 A Threat
- 2.20 Okay
- 2.21 Ernie, You’ve Changed
- 2.22 Secret Ingredient
- 2.23 The Boss
- 2.24 What Does He See?
- 2.25 Sure
- 2.26 The Plot
- 2.27 The Creator
- 2.28 Drake Would Be Proud
- 2.29 The Stone
- 2.30 We’re All Kids at Heart
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