When you live in the same house as other people, notes are often the form of communication used when you need to make other people in the household aware of something. When you have teenagers or older children, there will be many times when you’re at home and the kids are out, and vice versa, so, notes often become a vital form of communication. Sometimes they’re intentionally funny, written by a witty parent, and other times they’re accidentally funny. Here we have a collection of great examples of amusing notes from parents to their offspring. Take a look!
Every teenager gets protective of their personal stuff and hates the idea of their parents having a good old nose. During the years of 12-17, kids are finding themselves and going through all sorts of things. However, there are some subjects that it doesn’t matter what age you are, you’d prefer not to ever discuss with your parents. So, imagine the horror you would feel to find out your dad had left a little something for you in one of your magazines!
There are some parents who are desperate to become grandparents, and others not so much. This could be down to plenty of reasons. Maybe, the would be parents haven’t flown the nest yet. Maybe they are too young, too immature or too unstable. There are a huge number of reasons why people feel the way they do and the author of this note wants to make sure their opinion is heard! If you are on birth control, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra reminder every now and again!
Arguably everything a parent buys in the food shop belongs to them. But, there are certain things a parent would say are gifts for the kids. However, sometimes the sweet cravings come and you’ve got no choice but to take back your words and do the dirty on your offspring. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s a good excuse you can use…
Surely the kid could just throw the sandwich away? We’re judging by the note that this child is old enough to read, but maybe not old enough to figure out they could just pretend to eat the sandwich? Don’t get us wrong, we understand you can’t pander to fussy eaters or it just makes the situation worse. But, maybe trying something different that is equally as healthy would be an idea?
Getting the members of your family to do as they’re told and help you out can feel like a constant losing battle. Sometimes, they do as they’re asked but it only lasts a couple of days. What we would suggest to improve this issue is to make things more fun! The below image is amusing and engaging, therefore much more likely to hammer out the message. We would definitely feed that toilet roll holder! Wouldn’t you?
Well, we don’t know about you but this is not something we would be too pleased with. Any self confessed foodie would be outraged to have a chunk of their food missing! We would not want to be the parent responsible for this when their child confronts them. It does seem a silly thing to get annoyed over, but many people don’t mess around when it comes to their food. We would like to know how the situation was handled and whether there was any revenge carried out!
Although there are those pranks that take thought and planning, with the intention of a long end game, typically most pranks are quick and to the point. If you want to see what happens when a short prank turns in to a long one, check out the image below! It was your classic ‘banana in a shoe’ joke but unfortunately the fruit wasn’t discovered until a year after it was planted. Gross!
When you aren’t too great with spelling and grammar, you open yourself up to being corrected and mocked to an extent. This is particularly satisfying when it is a close friend or family member! Here we have an example of a parent who often misspells their notes and their witty offspring’s response. We like the dedication of actually printing out an image!
Sometimes you can remind a person several times to do or check something only for them to forget anyway. A great way to combat this is to leave little reminder notes in places that the person can’t avoid! Places like cars, mirrors, the fridge, anywhere that you know the person who needs reminding visits often work perfectly. We’re definitely stealing this idea!
It’s common when parents go away to leave helpful and/or instructional notes for the loved ones that they leave behind. Here we have a note from a witty parent with some instructions on what to do should the kids get hungry. We are a little confused by the order of the instructions but that’s what makes the note even funnier in our opinion!
Everyone who has ever seen ‘Taken’, and even some who haven’t, know of the famous phone scene. Over the years, many people have taken and adapted this scene to fit their own situations. Below we have a brilliant and amusing example. It’s often easier to get a message through to your kids when you use something they can relate to and add some humor!
The majority of us have been left hundreds of notes by our parents over the years. From cute notes in your packed lunch when you were a little kid, moving on to stern reminders not to burn the house down when you were left home alone for the weekend. Most of the notes like these got the point across, but weren’t exactly worth preserving for posterity. However, here we have some notes that are definitely worth remembering! Keep going to see even more examples!
There’s something about summer that just provokes you to want to relax without your pants on. Of course, the weather is a contributing factor to this, but regardless, for some people summer just isn’t summer unless their pants are off. The below note was taken by someone who is ‘doing summer right’! You know you’ve been chilling to the max if you have to be told to put pants on!
Trying to get your family members or house mates to do the dishes can be a tiresome task. More often than not, they will agree and not bother. Or, if you’re lucky, they might do the washing once or twice only to unsurprisingly go back to their old ways. To make your point more clear, and to add something eye catching, you could take inspiration from the awesome image below! There’s no ignoring that, and they might just appreciate the effort you’ve gone through!
Many parents like to leave their kids loving notes in their lunches. We think this is adorable and something that the kids might not appreciate until they look back on it when they are older. Sadly, there often comes a time when your little bundle of joy decides that they’re too old for loving notes from mom and dad. One parent had the perfect way to combat this and we love it!
There are many feminine products scattered around the home that a father may not understand. Vagisil, for example, is a thrush treatment to soothe lady itching. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to terrible situations. Below, a dad painfully mistook his daughters Vagisil for toothpaste. Whilst we can see the resemblance, we’d like to point out it does say ‘anti itch creme’ on the front! Face palm moment!
For some of today’s youth, being disconnected from their social media and the internet in general is something they get very unhappy about. This can be extremely frustrating to see your child so obsessed with such things. However, there is a way to control this habit and use their addictions to their advantage! Hold the WiFi password ransom until they do the tasks that you choose! This not only gets you what you want, but also reduces their time online.
Ah, here we have another clever parent! This mom was clearly told to stop with their note-leaving habits, but she found a way around it! Yes, maybe there genuinely were no napkins left, but it’s still a good excuse if not. On a side note, how lucky is the kid involved in this to get a Toblerone in their lunch!? Best mom ever!
We can’t tell if dad was in a bad mood when he wrote this or if that is genuinely how he feels? On the one hand, we agree with the ‘life’s too short’ sentiment, however, we also understand the importance of encouraging our kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet! We have to admit though, if we were a kid and found this note in our lunch, we would be pretty over the moon with dad! Someone definitely got parent points that day!
Many little kids have an adoration for the magical creatures that are unicorns. Who can blame them? The dad responsible for the note below clearly has a child who loves the mystical beings and is using this to his advantage! To be fair, we bet this was an extremely effective way to get the child to eat their sandwiches. We would be curious to know how long it lasted before the child learnt the truth, though!
We’re pretty sure these are carrots, which begs the question who would trade their twinkie for them?! We understand that swapping food is a common thing among kids at school but generally the idea is to swap for things that are on the same ‘level’. Swapping some carrots for a twinkie is like swapping a singular cupcake for a full sized birthday cake! To be fair, it’s not impossible for a kid to prefer veggies over a sweet treat, it just seems like a bad trade to us!
Keep going to see more funny notes from parents