Is there any better fodder for humor than motherhood? Nope.
One of the perks of having kids is getting to join the Mom Solidarity Club, where all we do is laugh maniacally in the face of sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts, and kids building booger forests on their bedroom walls.
Your toddler asked for the blue cup and then cried because you gave him the blue cup? HA!
Your kid can’t seem to find the trash can that sits six inches from where they always leave their wrappers on the counter? HAHA!
You got woken up by a hungry baby at 1:00am, by a kid with a nightmare at 2:30am, and then by another kid at 3:45am because they wet the bed? BWAAHAAHA! WAAAAAAAAHHAAAHAAAA!
(There’s a fine line between laughing and crying as a mom. You learn to roll with it.)
These mom memes have been shared more than 175,000 times because they are just. too. real.
Emma Bea shared a perfectly curated collection of mom memes on Facebook, and moms are sharing them left and right. There are loads of memes out there, of course, but rarely do we see so many that so perfectly capture the reality of motherhood all in one place.
For example, the universal truth that having kids means you’ll won’t be able to pee in peace for years.
Or how you feel—and look—like you’ve been through battle at the end of a full day of parenting.
How about when you decide you’re a hairdresser because even though you have no hair cutting training, you also have no money?
Oh, you want to have a lengthy, meaningful phone conversation? Gonna have to wait til graduation, Janice.
But seriously, who invented onesies for squirrelly toddlers? BEND THE KNEE. No, the ANKLE. No, the OTHER WAY. GAAHHHH.
That toddler blue cup thing I mentioned? Oh, it’s real.
Uncanny, right? It’s like someone has put a secret camera in our homes and captured all of our daily parenting challenges.
Oh, and there’s more.
Awwww, baby fell asleep on your chest? Now you’re stuck there for two hours unless you have the smooth dexterity of a bomb technician and the stealth powers of a ninja.
And after the five dozenth meal our kids refuse to eat, don’t we all turn into The Beast?
They won’t eat their food. They never seem to hear you when you call them. But as soon as you start to open a candy wrapper anywhere in the house, they suddenly have bionic hearing and insatiable appetites.
Me, on the car ride home: “STAY AWAKE, KIDDO! NO, DON’T FALL ASLEEP!!! LA LA LA LA LA!!!” *Rolls down all the car windows.* *Throws things into backseat.* *Squirts kid in face with water bottle.*
Sometimes there might be just a teensy bit of petty in our parenting game. It’s called karma, kiddo.
What? I have no idea what happened to your super annoying, make-me-want-to-poke-my-ears-out toys, darling.
Let’s talk about how things that were so simple before kids suddenly became colossal feats after kids.
Like, say, leaving the house alone. Never underestimate the glorious liberation of a mother going to the store without her children. It’s practically a spiritual experience.
Same goes for the elusive shower where no children come knocking on the door because they want a snack or their brother pushed them or they need to poop.
Before you have kids, holding someone’s hand was such a basic concept. Like, why is this so hard?
Or, you know, sleep. One of the most fundamental human needs, which you will never ever take for granted again.
And for those who suggest that you get more sleep by cosleeping? Yeah. Been there done that.
Wasn’t that good fun? Thank goodness for mom humor. On some days, it’s the truly only thing that keeps us from losing our everlovin’ minds.