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15 Struggles Of Being Your Family's Bad Cop

When your partner in parenting is your kid's partner in crime.

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4. You try to keep your cool when your kid forgets to tell you about a school project until the night before it's due, but C'MON.

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Dammit. You were really hoping for a nice evening and now you have to make them do homework.


6. When your tween is becoming fast friends with the kid who is trying to single-handedly revive backwards jeans and your partner starts reminiscing about Kris Kross, it's up to you tell it like it is.

7. On occasion you might even have to turn your bad-cop glare on your co-parent.


Like when you ask for backup on the importance of eating vegetables only to find that traitor feeding their Brussels sprouts to the dog.


9. When you told your teen to get off their phone half an hour ago, and they just...didn't, you see no other option than to confiscate it.


Or at least take their charger and watch the fear in their eyes as they watch the battery die. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯