We put our parents through a lot, sometimes long past the age of 18. Who could blame them for taking a little lighthearted revenge?
In fact, some parents are masters of trolling their children, both teaching them a valuable lesson and making us laugh at the same time.
These 65 moms and dads felt like a vital part of parenting was embarrassing their kids.
1) Not Very Subtle
2) Already Replaced
3) Planning Ahead
Woah. This little girl is so going to regret this when she gets older and all her high school friends and crushes see this image.
5) Choose Your Words Carefully
This kid asked for ‘cold hard cash’ for his birthday. He was trying to sound cool, but his parents had the last laugh with this hilarious prank.
6) Like Father, Like Daughter
This dad saw his daughter’s Instagram poses and decided he just had to imitate her. He’s got the look!
7) What A Nice Vase
A mom found her son’s bong and jokingly put a flower inside to use it as a vase.
8) Not Exactly…
A kid said he wanted a 3DS for Christmas. Here’s what he got instead! He must have been so disappointed with his 3D S.
9) This Girl Is Never Getting Married
Here’s another dad trolling his daughter and all of her future boyfriends with a shirt that would scare anyone away.
10) So Immature…
Parents are supposed to be the mature ones? Well not in this house!
11) Looking Good
Here’s another amusing imitation photo of a dad copying his son’s cool look. He’s nailed the pose and everything!
12) Gee, Thanks
13) A Great Day Out
The kids were thrilled when dad said he’d take them to Toys R Us and let them buy anything they wanted. What the kids didn’t know is that the store closed down earlier that day.
14) Ready For Action
The power went out in this home, and instead of fixing it, the dad texted his son this funny photo with the message “They’re on the case!”
15) Best Tooth Fairy Letter Ever
Little Emily must have been pretty surprised to wake up to this letter from the tooth fairy, rather than a shiny quarter or crisp dollar bill beneath her pillow.
16) Nightmare Material
This guy’s daughter was having nightmares about her dad getting trapped inside the computer, so he made these hilarious wallpapers for her to wake up to.
17) Prince Charming
This young man was more than a little surprised to see his photo in such an odd frame, but his mom joked that it was the only one she had free.
18) So Generous
You definitely don’t want to mess around with this parent! They think that sleeping outside with a blanket is ‘generous’.
This dad couldn’t resist making a fun little joke while putting some money in his kid’s card. At least the kid got $100 out of it.
21) How Embarrassing
Imagine leaving your lunch at home and calling your dad to ask if he could drop it off at school. Then imagine that this is how he brings it. Ouch.
22) Moms And Dads Deserve Fun Too
This funny swing set has been designed for grown-ups as well as little ones, letting mommy and daddy take a load off too, rather than having to do all the pushing all the time without any fun.
23) What A Joker
24) Watch Out!
There was a killer on the loose in the local neighborhood, so one kid’s parents texted them this hilarious picture.
The perfect gift to give to kids that spend way too much time with headsets on their heads and controllers in their hands.
Being a teenage boy is awkward enough with all those thoughts and feelings and bodily changes, but imagine stepping into the bathroom and finding this message written by your own parents.
Instead of giving his son money directly, this dad always hides it in totally random places around the home, making his kid work for his cash.
28) Telling It Like It Is
This Netflix-using parent decided to get brutally honest with the profile names for her kids.
29) Happy Easter
For Easter, instead of a big basket of chocolate eggs and sweet treats, these kids woke up to bundles of cleaning products and a list of chores!
30) Boyfriend Material
This girl’s dad wanted to test out the intellect of his daughter’s new boyfriend by challenging to him a game of chess. And he would not take no for an answer.
31) That’s Disgusting
Dealing with fussy eaters as a parent is never easy, and this mom decided to play a joke on her kids by serving up ‘feetloaf’ for dinner.
A teen told his parents that his girlfriend loved puzzles, so they got her this one as a prank gift. She still took the time to complete it, turning the trolls into the trolled.
33) We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
34) Regret It Yet?
After this girl got a knife tattoo, her father just wouldn’t let her hear the end of it.
35) Doesn’t Look Like It’s Working
This could be a very effective parenting technique, but it’s certainly not much fun for the little ones.
36) Merry Christmas
One cheeky mom got her daughter a rug for Christmas and decided to try out an ‘inventive’ wrapping idea.
37) Ready Player One
This is actually quite a neat parenting trick. This dad looks like he’s playing with his boys in a nice, fatherly moment, but he didn’t tell them that their controllers aren’t actually connected to the console, so his is the only one that works.
38) No Lazy Kids In This House
The kids in this house have to work hard before anyone is allowed to get online.
39) Just Like Twins
Here’s another hilarious imitation photo between a dad and his daughter. He’s really making that look work!
40) Achievement Award
Looks like he’s setting a low bar!
Thought you were getting an iPad, huh? Bazinga!