Being a parent is the greatest job in the world, but also the most exhausting. I thought I was tired before kids, but I was wrong. Add in working full time, trying to lose the baby weight, feeding hungry mouths (mine included, hence not being able to lose the baby weight), freelancing, and chasing my newly walking son around, and that tiredness turns into STRESS. Whether you’re a new parent or a veteran, you know how important it is to laugh in the face of this parenting-induced anxiety, because if you don’t, you’ll probably just end up crying. So here are 12 hilarious products that’ll help you celebrate the stress of being a parent. Or, conversely, these make great gifts for your super-exhausted parent-friends who probably need a good laugh right about now.
1. No Time for Anything Pin
Any parent can tell you that there are just not enough hours in the day. Send a message to those attempting to ask you to do anything with this simple, yet bold, pin.
2. Sh*t Just Got Real Blanket
Similar to your baby, you may find yourself looking for some security in a cozy blanket. Own the fact that your life has just been turned upside down and drape yourself (or your baby) in this organic, super soft, muslin blanket.
3. Socks With a Drinking Problem
You thought you loved wine… and then you had a child and your love for wine grew tenfold. These cozy socks will help any parent send a SOS for wine without muttering a single word.
4. Coffee and Concealer iPhone Case
There is a reason why sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. This iPhone case will pay homage to the two things truly fueling moms everywhere—coffee (all of it!) and concealer (tubes of it!).
5. F Bomb Paper Weight
When all you want to do is drop the F bomb because the kids won’t stop arguing, but then you remember you have kids now and should really clean up your language. Yeah, you need one of these to point to when the going gets tough and the kids get loud.
6. Britney Circa 2007 Mug
True story: Any time I feel like I can’t handle being a mom, I remember Britney shaved her head and took an umbrella to a car window and now she has her life together and a show in Vegas and an amazing six-pack, to boot. Gift yourself a side of Britney motivation with your coffee with this epic mug.
7. Big Boss Desk Sign
Who’s the boss? You. Actions speak louder than words—show ’em who’s in charge at home or the office with this bada$$ sign because, let’s be honest, you’re killing it.
8. Cry Baby T-Shirt
After I had my baby I cried all day every day for 13 straight days. With this cute t-shirt you can let your friends know who is truly shedding the most tears in your house.
9. Brutally Honest Baby Journal
If you’re a new parent who likes to tell it like it is, this quirky baby book is for you. Forget first steps, first word, or first haircut, this book celebrates the weird stuff–first curse word, first poop-slosion, first middle-of-the-night doc visit, and more. This may be the only baby book you actually look back on.
10. I Can’t Adult Today
Sometimes it’s hard to be a parent. But wine definitely helps. Treat yo’ self to a glass on those days when you’re searching for the parent in the room, only to realize that you are the parent in the room.
11. Tired as a Mother Decal
Because you’re tired, that’s why. Buy a bunch, stick them everywhere, and gift them to every parent you encounter…because the struggle. is. real.
12. Nap Time Tote
We promise we won’t tell anyone you’re currently counting down the minutes until naptime. Sigh… if only kids understood how great naps are.
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