These 20 Notes From (Some Extremely Exasperated) Parents Are Hilarious

As any parent will know, there’s just no reasoning with some kids. Whether they refuse to do the dishes or just have some bad habits, sometimes it’s all a mom or dad can do not to go stir crazy. At those times, it seems, it’s best to just take a step back and leave a hilarious note to vent your frustrations. The note above, for instance, clearly comes from a mom who means serious business when it comes to the cleanliness of her kitchen. Some people might think threatening kids with violence is a step too far, but they’ve probably never had to watch their hard work ruined in a matter of seconds by muddy feet and sticky hands.

A laundry machine can be a complex beast to tame, so why leave anything to chance? This parent’s guide to washing clothes is about as hilariously straightforward as it gets.

There’s nothing more endearing to a child than the passive-aggressive notes of an exasperated parent, right? Kids love that stuff. Probably. Just like Sarah here, who clearly needs a crash course in refueling the car.

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Sometimes, if you want to get through to your kids, you need to be able to relate to them. For instance, next time your offspring refuses to do the washing-up, try dressing it up in a real-life meme. Let’s just hope they do something about it before it goes viral.

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Weight loss is a sensitive topic, so it’s much easier to handle it through impersonal notes than a face-to-face confrontation. Sure, some might see it as chickening out – but when eating chocolate is involved, who cares?

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While Taken was mostly generic action-movie fare, there was one monologue from Liam Neeson’s character that quickly became a viral sensation. However, this parent’s adaptation of it may be the most ingenious yet: those kids will definitely think twice before leaving the kitchen in a mess again.

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Unfortunately, life isn’t like Finding Nemo, and fish can’t actually talk. If they could, though, this is probably what they’d say – if the kids neglected to feed them, that is.

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Sometimes, you’ve got to be cruel to be kind. Or kind to be cruel. Either way, this parent has it covered, generously leaving their curfew breaking child a blanket to sleep under. There’ll be a lesson well learnt here, no doubt.

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Make no mistake: this mom might have included a smiley-face emoji and loving sign-off in her note to her son, but she means business. Kids’ bad habits need curtailing as quickly as possible, after all.

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A helpful reminder if ever there was one. Clearly, Kayleigh’s success rate at making sure the freezer doesn’t completely defrost and ruin all the food inside isn’t particularly high. Because her mom’s passive-aggressive note is a hilarious expression of thinly-veiled, frosty frustration.

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That’s one exasperated momma. The triple underlining of “any” proves she isn’t messing around – and who wants to bet this isn’t the first time she’s had to leave this kind of note?

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There’s nothing like a Post-It note to vent your unaired grievances. This might seem like a trivial problem at first glance, but we bet that after the sixth or seventh time of it happening, anyone would crack – just like this frustrated parent.

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Getting through to your kids can be difficult. So why not use humor to break the tension? This hilarious note, presumably from the balding, middle-aged man himself, makes Brian’s point pretty succinctly.

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Of course, occasionally parents will overstep the boundaries of what’s funny and veer straight into cringeworthy territory. Like this weird Vanilla Ice-inspired rap, which doesn’t really even make sense. Nice one, mom.

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Everyone knows that dad facts are only one step removed from dad jokes in terms of how seriously you should take them. But then again, we know we wouldn’t want to be the ones responsible for killing unicorns…

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In this day and age, there’s perhaps nothing more valuable to some kids than the Wi-Fi password. Changing it daily is a stroke of genius – as is withholding it until the chores are done.

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The toilet-roll creature must be fed regularly to appease his colossal appetite, lest his eyes spin wildly in a fit of raging hunger. Bonus points to this parent for sheer creativity.

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Kids, right? Even when they’re trying to help, they get things wrong. You can’t knock them for trying, but you can knock them for their ineptitude, apparently. Maybe all they needed was a guiding hand?

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The order of this list is slightly concerning. Let’s just hope its intended recipient reads the whole thing, rather than heading immediately in the direction of the nearest feline feast.

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Oops – busted. At least this mom has been gracious enough to give her child time to prepare their excuses, before she asserts her parental dominance and smokes them.

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