20 Parents on Social Media Who Are Just Trying to Survive the Holidays

By Published On: November 23rd, 2023

Thanksgiving can be exhausting when you're a parent. We're thankful for these hilarious jokes to scroll while ignoring our kids’ tantrums and avoiding small talk.

Thanksgiving can feel pretty thankless when you’re a parent. Between the pre-cleaning to be followed up with post-cleaning, careful menu planning, food prepping, and cooking only for your tiny food critics to say they “don’t like that,” and unsolicited parenting advice from your family who contributed to traumas you’re still trying to heal from, the forced “Thanks for cooking, everything tastes great!” is a pretty underwhelming consolation prize.

If you need a break from the dishes, screaming, and your pants’ waistband, here are some funny Thanksgiving posts to help you unbutton—we mean unwind.

Thanksgiving is a time to stick to the basic food groups synonymous with the holiday, like butter and carbs. There’s no need to try to get all fancy with the classics.

This is “How to Spot a Mom on Thanksgiving 101.”

Between oven schedules, braving the grocery store, and cleaning, the holidays feel like a non-stop triathlon from Halloween to New Year’s Eve.

If you really want to one-up a rival mom, this is how it’s done.

Who needs a private investigator when you have a mom who loves to gossip?

There’s nothing worse than pulling up that turkey recipe and realizing you needed to start thawing it in October when Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is beginning to defrost.

It’s a debacle that could be turned into a strategic tabletop game, to be honest.

Another option is saying, “Ate and left no crumbs.” They’ll think you’re fire. No cap.

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And then have the audacity to complain that they’re hungry.

Trying to keep your home clean with kids is like an endless game of 52-card pickup.

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First, you clean before company comes over, then you clean up during your gathering, and then you finally finish cleaning up four days afterward. As a reward.

You shouldn’t have, Aunt Deb! No *quiet sobbing* you really shouldn’t have.

That escalated quickly.

Here’s a fact we would’ve been happy to be oblivious to forever.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

The sooner you embrace the fact that all your kids will eat are rolls, the happier you’ll be.

This was so much work! I mean fun! 

I spent days in the kitchen creating the perfect menu for this? Very rewarding.

Give them some snacks and a shovel to dig toilets–they’ll be fine.

Yes, and back when I was a kid when we got sick, we got to stay home and watch The Price is Right while slathered in Vicks vapor rub and puking saltines into the family sick bowl.

We hope this gave you a gaggle of laughs. We’re thankful for all of you and hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!