35+ Photos That Show the Funny Truth About Family Life

35+ Photos That Show the Funny Truth About Family Life

Spending time with family is valuable and can lead to a whole host of chaotic, funny, and otherwise memorable moments. Luckily, since almost everyone has a camera on hand nowadays, it’s easy to capture these moments when they happen. These people all shared photos to show the funny truth behind family life. As it turns out, it’s not always fun and games but ultimately it’s worth a laugh or two!

Decorated and Ready

When you have a baby, it’s hard to focus on much else. After all, your little one can keep things pretty interesting, especially for first-time parents.

Decorated and Ready

In this case, this parent used the time that their wife was out of the house to make a few necessary alterations to their daughter’s sleep outfit. Now, not only is she ready to tackle nap time, but she’s ready for her next space mission as well.

Matching What You Love

There are few beings as beloved as a family pet. After all, there’s a certain bond that pets have with their families that you can’t quite find anywhere else.

Matching What You Love

That’s why this person knew that their new idea for a tradition would stick. Every year, they dedicate one of the Christmas gifts for their family to their dog. This particular photo shows their dog with the catch of the year: slippers to match them!

Caught Red-Handed

Sometimes in a house full of kids, something happens and you just don’t know how it did. For instance, how would your phone go missing only to turn up in the toilet?

Caught Red-Handed

Well, the answer probably lies with one of the kids, of course, but which one? These parents weren’t sure but luckily the phone worked. It wasn’t until they were scrolling through the pictures later that they realized the culprit had been caught on film in the middle of their crimes.

They’ve Been Waiting

When it comes to shopping for gifts for your family, you might not stay as serious as you might be for others. In fact, it could be the perfect moment for a gag gift, as we’ve seen.

They’ve Been Waiting

As for this person, they knew that if they got their mom a mug like this, they’d have the opportunity to follow through on the joke eventually. When they snapped this picture, it had finally happened – the mug had finally been left behind in the microwave.

Remember the Moment

Father’s Day is a chance to show your dad just how much you appreciate him. If you participate, you might wonder exactly what the best gift is.

Remember the Moment

This person knew that the best way to surprise their husband was to go big and so they gifted him this car. Wanting to remember the moment, he insisted that they take a photo. Still, if there was going to be a photoshoot, he wasn’t going to stop short of going all out.

One Way to Measure

We all have things we own that are easy to lose. Do you know where all of your belongings are right now? Probably not but almost nobody does.

One Way to Measure

For instance, this family didn’t have their tape measure on hand when they realized they needed to show someone how big their dining room table was. Not to worry, though, they had an idea to improvise. Their child counts as a unit of measurement, right?

Solidifying Your Place

We’ve already discussed that Christmas can be a fun time with your family. After all, a gag gift here and there can really spice things up and keep it interesting.

Solidifying Your Place

One holiday season, this person had an idea that would help their family keep them close to their heart. At the very least, on their shirt. They got a set of t-shirts printed with their face on them. As a finishing touch, they make it clear who the most loved person in the room is.

Thanks, Honey

Most people want to look good when a picture is taken of them. After all, it’s the sort of thing where many people prefer to put their best foot forward.

Thanks, Honey

There are bad pictures of everyone out there, though. The wrong angle, timing, lighting, and more can all play a role in an odd picture. When this person’s husband took a picture of them one morning, their glasses were in just the right position to give us a pretty hilarious result.

All About Compromise

If you live with your family, you probably find yourself compromising more often. For instance, spouses and partners often have to compromise on household decisions.

All About Compromise

As for this couple, the question of the day was whether or not to get a puppy. They had a disagreement, though – while this person’s wife wanted a dog, they did not. In the end, their love for her won out and the “compromise” in question led to the introduction of this little guy.

An Artistic Representation

There are certain moments in life that are huge and people want to share with their loved ones. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be events like weddings and baby showers!

An Artistic Representation

When this couple found themselves expecting a new addition to their family, everyone was thrilled. Yet, a sibling’s job is to make sure that someone’s always there to keep you humble, right? Still, that didn’t mean anyone else found this artistic rendition of their sister’s ultrasound funny.

Compromising on the Decor

As we’ve already said, there’s a need for compromise when it comes to decorating a couple’s home. So, what might a couple do to make things fair?

Compromising on the Decor

This person’s girlfriend wanted to hang up her “live, laugh, love” frames in the house which they said they were fine with. In return, they filled the picture frames. She wasn’t happy when she saw that they’d chosen to fill the frames with a more futuristic cast.

Here to Help

The relationships between aunts and uncles and their nieces and nephews can vary. However, a roast here or there isn’t uncommon in a close relationship.

Here to Help

In fact, from time to time, there’s a roast so good that it stops you in your tracks. Who would have thought that an emoji of a brain could be used so ruthlessly? We have to say, if they were our niece, we’d be a little surprised at the text too!

An Exciting Announcement

New parents are often excited and document everything about their baby. This doesn’t even start once the baby is born for many since they document their pregnancy as well.

An Exciting Announcement

As a matter of fact, some people think hard to come up with unique pregnancy photos to celebrate the upcoming new member of the family. This family has an interesting idea for one photo and made sure everyone got in on the action of showing off their bellies.

Usurping the Bed

Working nights isn’t easy. After all, not only is it tiring but it offsets your schedule for others, making it hard to schedule quality time with one another.

Usurping the Bed

As for this person, their schedule impeded their ability to spend nights with their spouse. Not to worry, though, there’s no reason for their wife to be lonely. Luckily, she had another important member of the household to keep her company while her spouse was away!

Picture Perfect

As we’ve said, there are plenty of special moments to capture in a child’s early life. However, not all of them are particularly photogenic moments.

Picture Perfect

This mother took her baby to get his photo taken for a professional touch to their photo album. When the photographer captured this photo, they offered to snag another. Yet, she knew that this was the perfect picture of her baby to frame. We have to admit, it’s memorable, to say the least!

Switching Things Up

The arrival of a new baby is a time when tensions are high. In the first few photos of your baby, you probably wouldn’t expect to see everyone looking their best either, especially whoever just went through the stress of labor.

Switching Things Up

This mother obviously wanted to switch these photos up for once and let someone else take her place. So, before taking the photos she would send out to their family and friends, she switched places with the baby’s father, letting him look exhausted this time.

Sharing His Weaknesses

There are some questions that are posed in school that aren’t necessarily for test scores or learning numbers. They might be to get to know the students or give them a little self-expression.

Sharing His Weaknesses

This teacher asked students who their hero was and a few questions about them. It gave the students a chance to reflect on who they admired in their life. This student was ready to share that they admired their father, but that they did have one person they conferred with on decision-making.

Shopping for the Kids

It’s just a part of parenting that kids need new clothes fairly frequently. In the end, they’re still growing and prone to tearing or staining the clothes they have while they play.

Shopping for the Kids

However, as kids start to get older, they might want a little more freedom in choosing what they wear. That’s why this dad was on his own for the day while his wife and daughter went shopping for new dresses. He was thrilled to see that the new dress she chose was a Batman costume.

They Technically Followed the Rules

A potluck-style family gathering is a great way to break up the cost and work of creating a family meal. The easiest way to do this is for everyone to bring a dish of their own.

They Technically Followed the Rules

You might even assign components of the dish to make sure that no one brings the same thing and the meal is well-rounded. On the other hand, when this person’s cousin was told to bring a potato dish, this surely wasn’t what everyone else expected.

Wrong Cookie

There are little things that you can do to help brighten your spouse’s day. These can vary based on what their preferences are, of course, but there are a few tried and true options.

Wrong Cookie

On the other hand, this person proved that there wasn’t a method that works all of the time. Even packing your spouse’s lunch could go wrong if you aren’t careful. However, we can’t blame this person for not knowing that this fortune was the one that was nestled within the cookie.

Who Wants Strawberry?

Living with family isn’t quite the same as living with roommates. For one, you might be a little more likely to share the food that’s in the fridge or freezer?

Who Wants Strawberry?

As for this family, we don’t have to do much detective work to see that everyone seems to agree on the worst flavor in this container of ice cream. While the chocolate and vanilla sections are all eaten away, the strawberry ice cream was barely touched. We hope this person is the exception to the rule!

A Startling Surprise

Sometimes, it’s hard to keep track of everything. This is especially true when it comes to children’s toys that could be strewn anywhere they’ve been.

A Startling Surprise

When this dad got in his car, everything seemed fine until he checked the rearview mirror where he got a bit of a shock. As it turned out, there weren’t a few mascots waiting in his car, but rather his wife accidentally left the kids’ gifts behind in the backseat.

Happy With Her Dog

There are certain things that you just don’t want in life that seem like the standard. For example, plenty of people don’t want kids even though many people have them.

Happy With Her Dog

That fact actually led this family to a pretty funny idea. Everyone got together for a picture featuring the parents holding signs about their kids. Then, there was Emily at the end, who was more than happy to chill on her own with her dog.

Detailed Wrappings

Getting someone for a Secret Santa, you have to take the time to think of something good to give them. Not to mention, how will you give it to them?

Detailed Wrappings

When this person got their sister-in-law for Secret Santa, they decided a shelving unit would be perfect for them. Still, that didn’t mean that a serious present should get away without a joke or two. While the gift was sincere, the wrapping job put one gift in plenty of individual pieces.

There’s a Message Here

There are plenty of gifts to choose when it comes to ideas for Father’s Day, birthday gifts, holidays, and more. How do you decide what to settle on?

There’s a Message Here

You might want to choose a more ironic or joking gift in some cases. We have to admit, the t-shirt and mug seen here would prompt a giggle on their own. Together, though, we can’t help but wonder if there’s an underlying message here that’s less kind than gifts.

Not a Great Thing to Forget

There are some things that you just wouldn’t want to forget. Moreover, you might not want other people to know you forgot something important either.

Not a Great Thing to Forget

In this case, all this guy had to do was remember the date that he and his wife got married. That was the password to the phone and, assuming they’d remember, she just gave them that him to go on. We have to wonder how she reacted to the disabled phone.

A Big Mistake

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a home haircut at some point. While some are great, there’s the potential that your hair might not turn out excellent.

A Big Mistake

At the end of the day, it was absentmindedness that did this person in. While their dad was trying to be careful, he may have forgotten to add the guard to the razor. As a result, a zealous start ended in a temporary bald patch on this person’s head.

An Interesting Game

Secret Santas are common when the holiday season rolls in. Not to mention, there are plenty of people with their own versions of the game to spice things up.

An Interesting Game

As for this family, they add a “Secret Satan” as well as a Secret Santa in their game. If you’re someone’s Secret Satan, you have to get them an awful present for the holidays rather than a good one. After a few years in a row of receiving Secret Santa gifts, this person came to own this striking shirt.

Family Pranks

If you live with someone, it’s tempting to play a joke on them once in a while. So, what’s the perfect prank to play on someone that won’t go too far?

Family Pranks

For this person, that meant setting up a spider-themed scare. They left a note on an overturned cup that the product of many a person’s mundane nightmares was trapped below. A little escape hole for good measure would make them really worried.

Let’s Be Honest

There are times that you can use a relationship to get a little more perspective. This couple found out something interesting about their height difference.

Let’s Be Honest

When they arrived at their hotel, they received some robes to use that claimed to be one-size-fits-all. Yet, it became abundantly clear that this wasn’t the truth. At 6’7″, the robe was far too small for this husband but it was oversized on his wife who is only 5’1″. Maybe different sizes are a good thing to consider.

Bargaining for What You Want

When it comes to family members and couples compromising, sometimes you need extra help. Still, who do you call when you need someone to intervene?

Bargaining for What You Want

Well, you don’t need to worry about calling someone specific, at all. Instead, you could always just reach out to your social media following. We wonder how close this person came to their goal or if their wife even expected them to. With a full house already, we can see why the discussion was necessary.

An Unstoppable Baby

Babies tend to learn from their parents. Sometimes, it’s pretty funny to see what young children pick up from their parents as they develop.

An Unstoppable Baby

As for this person, their wife has plenty of interesting traits, including her love for exercise. Apparently seeing his mom do planks had more of an effect on this baby than they thought, though. When this person walked in to see their son doing this, they must have thought they had a baby Hercules on their hands.

A Better Night’s Sleep

Just because you share a bed doesn’t necessarily mean that you have equal sleep. After all, everyone has different needs and comforts at night.

A Better Night’s Sleep

As for this couple, this wife couldn’t believe her husband didn’t get as great a night’s sleep as her. One night, he managed to finally get a picture proving the situation. It wasn’t something she was doing but the pile of dogs on top of him that might make it hard to get comfortable.

Shaking Things Up

If you, like many, have checked out Instagram, you’ve probably seen “follow me” photographs. Usually, it’s someone in a beautiful location pulling their partner behind them by the hand.

Shaking Things Up

Of course, eventually, these things could get stale and you’ll have to think of something to mix it up. That was one thing that this couple knew exactly how to do. Instead of dragging this person by the hand, they decided to go for a bit of a rougher approach.

Working to Embarrass

There’s no one that quite knows how to embarrass you like your family might. Not to mention, it can get a little too tempting to tease other family members sometimes.

Working to Embarrass

In this case, this person was more than happy to pick up their family member from the airport. In fact, they were probably excited, especially after they came up with a sign that would surely get her – and everyone else’s – attention in the airport.

Think Hard

When you need an honest opinion about a style choice who do you turn to? For many people, the person to turn to is their partner when they find themselves in these situations.

Think Hard

While this person was at the nail salon, she reached out to her spouse to see which color was their favorite. Yet, you can probably already guess the problem here. These reds only differ slightly, making it hard to narrow down the best choice.

Simple Replacements

There are some things that you do with the family that you live with just to see what you can get away with. How in tune are they with their surroundings?

Simple Replacements

As for this person, the flag holder gave them an idea. If they were to use it as a spot for rake storage, how long would it take their wife to notice? At the time of this photo, it had been three days and she hadn’t sensed anything out of the ordinary. We wonder how long it took!

It’s a Party!

As we’ve said, just because they’re adopted from a shelter and walk on all fours doesn’t make a pet any less a member of the family.

It’s a Party!

That’s why this woman was so sad when she had to go out of town and miss her dog’s very first birthday. That’s when her spouse stepped up to send her this picture to include her in the festivities. Plus, their other two dogs got birthday snacks too!

Knowing His Interests

Oftentimes, people know their families very well. In fact, some people know their family better than anyone else, especially when it comes to their spouse.

Knowing His Interests

This person had to share the sweet touch that their mom added to her husband’s gift. Not only was there a gift inside but she wrapped the present in old flight maps since her husband works as a pilot. It’s a cute way to add a little personality to a wrapped gift!

Ready for Bed!

Traveling with your children can lead to a bit more stress than usual. There’s even more to keep track of when you start to bring pets.

Ready for Bed!

This family was traveling with their baby as well as their dog and their cat. It’s no surprise that it was hard to keep track of everyone! When it came time to look for the dog, it didn’t take long to find them. They were ready for bed in the baby’s carrier!

Knowing Their Favorite Snack

When it comes to living with someone, you might learn something about them that you might not otherwise. For instance, what’s their go-to snack?

Knowing Their Favorite Snack

For this person, it could only be one thing. After catching them eating cereal at all hours of the day and night for a while, this wife saw her chance. When their birthday rolled around, she was ready with the perfect gift. It seems like it gets plenty of use too!

It’s Only One Page!

Even if you have a family that gets along well, you might not want to forego any rules at your wedding. For this couple, this dad was only allowed to make a toast that was one page long.

It’s Only One Page!

First of all, we have to say that he technically followed the rules. It was probably better to clarify the rule that he could only have one standard page for his toast. Next time, it might be worth saying how long that page should be too.

An Easy Mistake

On birthdays, it’s fairly common practice to put together a cake and candles. Usually, you have at least a candle for every year you’ve been alive.

An Easy Mistake

Yet, this family learned the hard way that you have to space the candles apart. If you don’t, you might see the fire building to a less whimsical and more frightening degree as the candles burn together. It would definitely create a memorable birthday with some unforgettable visuals.

Feeling Welcome

When you first meet your in-laws, they may not feel like family. However, you might hope that things change after you get to know them.

Feeling Welcome

For this person, that’s unfortunately not what seems to be happening. Judging by the name on the cup, it looks like they haven’t tried that hard at even learning their name. Even worse, this is the fourth family reunion they’ve been to at this point! We wonder if the family will eventually learn their name.

Living Dangerously

When your spouse asks for help, it’s a nice thing to do to help them out. Yet, would you take the chance to do this with a little comedy if you could?

Living Dangerously

As for this spouse, their wife wanted them to boil some eggs for them. They did do that, it was just everything after that wasn’t helpful. It’s good to know that some are definitely hard-boiled eggs but the ones where you have to guess could get messy really quickly.