15 Times Parents Trolled Their Kids Like a Boss
Parents are renowned for embarrassing their kids. It’s the law. Once a person procreates, gone are the days of them being an interesting, amusing individual who is aware of all things current. Instead they are then confined to wearing beige slacks, driving a Ford pick-up truck and listening to music that’s minimum twenty years old. Every so often though, parents can surprise their offspring with some pretty unexpected behavior. They mix things up and get their prank on. Dare we say that, on these occasions, the parents have totally trolled their kids? Take a look at the next fifteen images and see for yourselves…
We know this might be a bit too far back for some of you to remember, but at one stage in the recent past, all of your childhood memories were captured on something called ‘VHS’. Unlike today’s never ending supply of memory, the only way to prevent having your house over flowing with these videos was to tape over them. Great when recording old re-runs, but not so great when your ‘rents record over your first birthday memories with Ghostbusters II. Although, it is a pretty great film, admittedly…
Whilst most parents can barely turn on a computer, this particular mom has totally used technology to her advantage. Resetting the wi-fi password each day and only revealing it when her kids have completed chores? That smacks of genius to us. Just imagine how much work we’d get done if our bosses cottoned on to this idea. Let’s try to keep it on the down low…
There was an escaped murderer in the neighborhood where this guys parents lived. So he text them to see if they were OK. They sent this back. You might laugh, but who exactly did they ask to pose for this photo? Let’s hope this guy still has some siblings at home, or we’re really underestimating this guys parent’s powers of persuasion. We imagine they told him to hand himself in right after they took this photo.
As we’ve seen earlier, some parents have really got modern technology down. Other parents, however, are a bit slow to catch up. Take these parents. They’ve decided to jump on the ‘selfie’ band wagon. Although, instead of sharing on social media, they’ve put their selfie in the mail. To be fair, Polaroids were the first instant photos, so expect these parents to catch up on the digital front in about ten to fifteen years.
Some more classic selfie-related trolling, here. This guy posted this picture of him posing in front of his mirror. He thinks he looks so cool. He’s obviously forgotten that, these days, most people are friends with their parents on social media, so his dad is going to see these photos. We bet he’s embarrassed now, his dad’s totally shown him up. It’s definitely like father, like son. They even own the same outfit!
It’s always worrying when your parents leave you notes about the house. Normally it’s asking you to do chores or, blurgh, telling you they love you *shudder* This mom has taken a novel approach, though. Just basically insulting her son in every way possible. She may a point though, those shades are definitely a questionable choice for a teenage boy. It could have been worse. She could have found frilly panties.
Aw, look at mommy’s little princess! We bet this guy didn’t really imagine his rather debonaire high school photo would be proudly displayed in a Disney Princess frame. Certainly not good for his street cred. We’re betting his mom purposefully gets this out just when all of his friends come round. We’re also glad to see that she is clearly just using this frame to wind up her son, else he’s got a pretty good excuse to rib her for framing the studio proof.
You know those really annoying photos that kids take these days? The ones that are just of their feet? What is that all about, anyway? Well this phenomenon is just as mystifying to parents. These ones thought they’d join in. They’ve recreated the typical beach feet shot and have even managed to get the family dog involved too (well, half of it, anyway…). It doesn’t look as cool, now, does it kids?
It’s not always kids that are the smart alecs, as this particular dad has proven. We can only imagine the disappointment on his children’s faces when they receive these for Christmas instead of the, very much more exciting, Ipads they asked for. In fact, we think this dad is going to need the eye pads for when his kids finish poking his eyes out in revenge.
If any image is going to prove that, no matter who you are, your parents will embarrass you; then it is this one. Marilyn Manson, heavy metal, goth superstar has got a bit of a reputation to live up to. So what does his dad do? Turn up at a photo shoot and completely rip off his son’s image. Well, to the world Marilyn Manson might be a scary weirdo, but to his dad, he’s the kid whose diaper he used to change.
As parents, it must be pretty hard when you’re kid refuses to leave home. You have eighteen years of the house being taken over by your children. Sacrificing all of your spare time to make them happy. Praying for them to go to bed early so you can pour yourself a large scotch. So how are you going to go about having the awkward conversation asking them to leave? Well, how about taking a leaf out of this parents book, and bake them a ‘please move out now’ cake. Talk about sugaring the pill/cake.
Well, if you really wanna let your kid know how you really feel, this is one way to do it! And not only your kid, but the whole neighborhood too. Maybe they asked their kid to buy all the tins of paint for the house and he came up one short? We bet it didn’t take him long to go out and buy some more. It’s not like he had any dates to go out on or anything. The dork.
We think this must be a sign that we are getting old, and certainly not ‘cool’ enough to shop in Hollister, as we totally sympathize with this dad. It really is far too dark in there. He can’t be that uncool, as he’s agreed to go in to the shop in the first place and buy his son some clothes. He’ll be regretting taking that head lamp out once he sees the prices, though.
Prom night. That magical milestone in all teenagers’ lives. Especially girls. It’s the one night of the year when you have an excuse to pull out all of the stops. You may be a plain wallflower at school, but once you put that prom dress on, you’re transformed. All of this hard work can be ruined in an instant however, by your dad photobombing your pre-prom photo shoot. It’s not all about you dad, come on! Nice pits, though.
Back in the olden days, kids wouldn’t expect much for birthdays. Maybe a ball in a cup game or something. And at Christmas? A few tangerines and a couple of Brazil nuts. But nowadays? It’s all Apple Macs, iPhones, laptops, XBoxes, iPads and mega-expensive headphones like Beats by Dr. Dre. But if you’re a parent who doesn’t fancy the big price tags? Just take a flippantly pedantic approach to your kid’s request. They’ll hate you forever, but still. You’ll save plenty of money.