Family is forever, at least that's what they say. What they don't tell you is how that forever plays out. The emotional scarring that comes from a family that thinks it's funny is long-lasting and almost impossible to heal from.
Of course, it helps to know that it comes from a place of love. Which is good, because love is the only thing that could excuse some of this behavior.
The Face Says It All
It's a dad's given right to make dating difficult for their children and they have to find the most embarrassing ways possible to do it. I can only hope that blanket is as soft as it is weird.
Seems Like A Lot Of Wasted Time
But something that makes the other people in your life laugh is time well wasted, right? Besides, feeling like you're being watched and judged every time you open the fridge might keep the cost of groceries down.
Well, That's A Subtle Hint
The good news is that this message is on a delicious ice cream cake so that makes the news a little less horrifying. If he doesn't get to take what's left of that cake to wherever he's moving to, a great injustice has been done.
This Is Kind Of Genius
Hey, it's not our fault that children are easily amused and we can use that to our own advantage. This is further proof that children are basically cats, just more affectionate.
It's Important To Have Priorities
If you have to choose between rewatching a birthday that you don't even remember and Ghostbusters and you choose your birthday, you have some serious things left to learn about life.
This Is Brilliant
These parents told their children that they had a brother who turned into a mushroom because he never bathed. They put pictures of a mushroom in their photo album and everything. That's commitment.
Nothing Is Sacred
A family's job is to make sure that no moment in your life is safe from ridicule. Taking cute pictures at Disney to celebrate your love? Expect them to be mocked endlessly.
There Is One In Every Family
And if you don't know who it is, it's probably you. We all go through a weird phase where we think the world is against us. But usually, our family loves us through it until we decide to be less weird.
Spoken Like A True Mother
You can always count on family to keep you humble, or destroy you emotionally. It's a hard line to walk and is often crossed, but hey, as long as we learn something right?
This Seems About Right
Heaven forbid that you ever live anything down, no matter what it is. If you do something embarrassing, or in this case illegal, expect it to be the butt of every joke for the rest of your life.
Parents Can Be Over The Top
They'll always be the most dramatic people in your life, so next time you catch yourself acting out with one of your parents, remember where you got your attitude from.
Someone Has To Keep The Peace
We joke, but you can always count on family to have your back and make sure that everyone is happy. Family will always have your back and make sure you get along with one another.
This Is Outrageous
How did this even happen? Kids come up with the most insane ways to test their parents' patience, but this kid has taken that to a whole new level. If I was his parent I wouldn't even be mad, just impressed.
This Kid Needs Help
Or at least someone to ask them if everything is Ok because this is scary. This is the kind of kid who tells you about their imaginary friend that turns out to be the ghost of a dead relative.
Love His Vibe
Sometimes you have to take a moment to decompress from all the family drama. Maybe it means locking yourself in the bathroom or meditating at the grocery store because it is somehow less chaotic.
That Is One Smart Kid
I can imagine that there are points in a child's life when their parents start taking guesses about what their children will be when they grow up. I'm not sure what this kid is going to be, but they're going to be ruthless.
Look At His Face
He looks like he is going to have a meltdown any second. Meeting Santa for the first time is scary. Parents always tell us to avoid strangers and then want us to sit in someone's lap?
Classic Mother Move
Everything is dramatic to a mother. From the grocery list to what you want for dinner tonight to what you're going to do with your life when you stop wasting it, everything is a big deal.
This Is Just Heartbreaking
We all must learn at some time or another that your leftovers will never be safe in the family fridge. It's a fact of life as true as the birds and the bees.
This Is Actually A Genius Idea
I was never that clever as a child. I always settled with barging into whatever room my parents were in demanding my snacks like an animal. This would have been a lot more polite.
A Classic Sibling Struggle
If you have siblings you know that no one is going to get on your nerves more than they will. But in time you grow to become the best of friends.
Something Is About To Go Down
And it will be a moment that this child reflects on later in therapy when they confront their fears of trampolines. We can only hope that it will be a trauma they can recover from.
Someone Always Pulls Extra Weight
Someday that person in your family is going to crack and the whole family is going to feel the effects. Be patient while they work through it. They'll find their way back eventually.
Take Some Time For Yourself
No matter how much you love your family, sometimes they're going to drive you crazy. If you want to eat a big greasy burger that is your right! It doesn't matter what anyone else says.
I'm Guessing This Dad Didn't Want Any Pets
Dads will always do this thing where they tell you that they don't want a cat or dog in the home, but when you go ahead and get one anyway, they won't even be mad because that pet will be their new best friend.
Well This Is A Mess
One of the most stressful things about living with family is having to share your space with them. Someone will leave the bathroom in this state and then come at you for not changing the toilet paper roll.
No One Is More Nosey Than Family
They're going to worry about all sorts of things that aren't their business like your faith and the person you've decided to date. No one wants their life decisions analyzed but that's just too bad.
What A Sneaky Kid
Kids always think they're being sneaky but it always catches up to them. In time they'll learn that that's true in adulthood, too. It's hard to get away with much of anything.
Don't Forget The Family Pet
This cat looks like it just walked in on something they wished they never saw, just all the time. If beauty is seen in the eye of the beholder, then horror is seen in the eyes of the family pet.
A Sense Of Humor Is Important
At the end of the day, no matter what happens, family is family and you gotta just laugh it all off. They're going to endlessly mock you for the things you love, but they'll always have your back.