Mothers-in-law have a reputation for being either difficult to get along with or heartwarmingly goofy. Whether they’re making crocheted memes or not-so-subtle hints about grandchildren, these mothers-in-law are downright hilarious. They’ll offer you their spare floppy discs, proudly hang up a photo of Tom Selleck in the kitchen, or send matching elf outfits for Christmas. From accidentally melting the cutting board in the oven to rocking a Slipknot shirt on a cruise, these mothers-in-law will have you convinced they’re all undercover comedians.
She Dresses Her Pet Goat In A Turtleneck
This person’s mother-in-law decided to get a goat, who she appropriately named Cedric. As if the eccentric pet and old-timey name weren’t enough, she also dressed him up in a light blue turtleneck!
We wouldn’t be surprised if the specially goat-made sweater was knitted by the mother-in-law herself! It would be a blast to have such an independent woman in the family. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks. So long as it makes her happy, it’s something to be proud of.
The Original Meme
Nowadays, memes are an integral part of youth culture. As this mother-in-law proves, though, memes were around long before the days of the internet. Just look at this crochet masterpiece.
It shows a woman dramatically lying on the couch with the caption, “Every time I get the urge to exercise, I lay down til the feeling passes.” The person who posted this photo wrote, “Never loved my mother in law more than the moment after she gave me this. (Mind you, she’s old school and doesn’t know memes).”
Snake Sweater Weather
The Redditor who posted this image explained, “My mother-in-law knitted my wife’s snake a Christmas sweater.” That’s what we call a supportive mother! It’s one thing to knit sweaters for the entire human family, but to extend it to even reptiles is another level.
We’re sure the daughter felt very touched by the fact her mother had the snake in mind. To top it off, she made the snake a tiny Christmas hat! A snake has never looked cuter.
Memorializing Her Granddaughter’s Tantrums
Grandparents are said to love their grandbabies even more than their own children, and this photo displays just that. The mother-in-law decided to “gift” her daughter-in-law with this photographic evolution of her baby’s temper tantrum.
We doubt that any parent wants to be reminded of the horrors of their child having a meltdown. But to a grandparent, even the toughest of moments are ones to be treasured when it comes to grandchildren. At least she has a good sense of photography timing.
Attack The Bear With Silly String!
This mother-in-law wanted to protect her daughter-in-law and son while they were out camping. So what did she give them? A can of wacky string with a taped-on label that reads “bear repellent.”
There are two possibilities here. The first is that the woman honestly thinks that silly string has the power to fend off bears. The second is that she somehow refilled the can with repellent once the string ran out. Either way, this has mother-in-law written all over it.
A Mother-In-Law Can Dream
This mother-in-law took a Photoshop class, making her more computer literate than many younger adults. Just look at how perfectly she inserted her face into an image of the royal family. We must say, the woman did an excellent job.
Though you can tell that the image was clearly altered, that’s what makes it so hilarious. The mother-in-law just wants to pretend she’s royalty, and there’s nothing wrong with that! It is, however, something that puts her square in mother-in-law territory.
A Family Of Elves
This mother-in-law thought it’d be hilarious to send her son-in-law and three granddaughters matching elf outfits, and she couldn’t have been more right. The best part is looking at the expressions on their faces.
The girl to the far left looks like she isn’t quite sure whether she loves or hates this. The one in the middle is wearing a cheesy grin that’s almost sarcastic. The youngest is just wearing a blank stare like she’s pretending to be somewhere else. The father is smiling, but his eyes are saying, “Your mother is a piece of work.”
The “Uh Oh” Moment
You may be wondering what in the world this mother-in-law is baking, and why the vibrant blue goop is directly on the rack. The Redditor explained that their mother-in-law was supposed to be baking pizza.
As the oven was preheating, she decided to go ahead and throw in the cutting board. The good news is that not all moms are housewives, and that’s a liberating thing. The bad news is someone has some cleaning to do.
Tom Selleck: A Mother-In-Law’s Dream Man
This framed photo of Tom Selleck isn’t in the kitchen of the actor’s family. It’s in the basement of someone’s mother-in-law’s home. Why is it there, you may ask? We would presume because she has a lasting crush on the man.
Tom Selleck has one of those actors that many older women adore, and this mother-in-law is certainly no exception. Not everyone would put a photo of a celebrity crush on the wall, let alone in a basement kitchen!
Once A Heavy Metal Fan, Always A Heavy Metal Fan
This photo is proof that not all older couples listen to wholesome music made for the whole family. Heavy metal has been around for so many decades that the pioneers of the genre are now of retirement age.
This image shows a father-in-law and mother-in-law wearing matching Slipknot tees as they pose for an embarkation photo. Who says you can’t love cruises and be a hard rocker at the same time? Age is definitely just a number for these two.
Grandogs Instead Of Grandkids
This mother-in-law’s bumper sticker reads “I love my grandogs.” While it seems supportive of furry members of the family, the sticker is revealed to be a little passive-aggressive. The Redditor wrote, “My Mother-in-Law said she gave up on Grandkids.”
While it’s great to love your grandogs, doing so as an alternative to grandchildren may not be the best. We can just imagine all of the doggy sweaters, toys, and treats she’s going to send in place of spoiling her grandkids.
What’s She Trying To Say?
This photo of an ovulation predictor takes on new meaning once you read the original caption: “Went to my boyfriend’s mom’s house for Christmas…she got me this.” The Redditor sounds like she has no idea how to feel about the gift.
On the one hand, maybe her future mother-in-law is trying to show her support for the relationship by encouraging grandkids. On the other hand, it could be her way of saying be sure you don’t conceive!
Baking While Under The Influence
This mother-in-law hilariously tried to bake sugar cookies while intoxicated. Clearly, it didn’t quite “pan” out as expected. She appears to have pressed round stencils into the dough after it was on the sheet and forgot to pull off the excess.
As a result, the entire pan is covered in a sheet of dough that’s breaking and crumbling. At least you can see the circular cookies that would have been. Plus, these cookies put a funny spin on the traditional holiday treat.
Not The Right Eye Drops!
This Redditor experienced a close call that wouldn’t have been very funny if it weren’t for their close reading skills. They explained, “Asked my mother in law for eye drops. Almost put this in my eyes.”
The bottle pictured is for eyeglass lens cleaner! We can understand why an older person may have gotten that easily confused, but it still would have been a bad scenario. The lesson here is to always read the label, especially on things handed over by your mother-in-law!
Classy Hors D’oeuvres
Who says hors d’oeuvres have to be a thought-out production? As this mother-in-law goes to show, anything that involves olives and cheese is fancy enough on its own. She simply threw some on a plate with a few peppers and called it a day.
Clearly, this mother-in-law wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and we love her for that. Better to have down-to-Earth in-laws that make you laugh than ones who are so uptight you can never let loose.
Eye Candy Alert!!!
This Twitter user was happy to report that her mother-in-law is hilarious, with this screenshot as evident. It shows texts from the funny lady that read, “Eye candy alert!!! Landscaping along 1st Ave.”
That’s what we call being close with the in-laws. When your mother-in-law trusts you enough to point out a good looking person, that’s a great sign. On the other hand, it could be a test of your devotion to their kid, so watch out!
A Subtle Hint
This Redditor noticed that their mother-in-law’s Charlie Brown guest sheets read “Happiness is sleeping in your own bed.” The “passive-aggressive sheets” seem to be hinting to the person to get out sooner than later.
It’s like the mother-in-law wanted to innocently remind them that not to overstay their welcome. In actuality, it could have been a coincidence, which would be equally mother-in-law-ish. She probably just thought the sheets were cute and didn’t bother to read what they said.
A Peeping Giraffe
One Redditor noted that this photo of a giraffe looking into the room through the window makes them a little uncomfortable. While it’s a cute picture, the problem is that it’s hanging on the wall above the toilet at their mother-in-law’s house.
The mother-in-law must have a stellar sense of humor because that’s hilarious. Who wants to undress with a giraffe peeking into the window? Even if it is fake, it’s the thought that counts.
Bride And Groom Toilet Paper
This Twitter user posted that their mother-in-law equipped their bathroom with bride and groom toilet paper. The best part is that she didn’t put it in there until they left for their honeymoon!
When the newlyweds returned to their home, they were greeted by adorable bride and groom toilet paper. The only downside is that the design makes it a little hard to use said toilet paper without feeling weird. We guess this mother-in-law didn’t think that all the way through.
The Worst Of Both Worlds
If you’re wondering if that’s a guitar made out of a PlayStation, the answer is yes. Yes it is. The Redditor explained, “My mother in law knew how to combine my gaming and music in one gift.”
While the idea seems brilliant in theory, it falls short of being practical. The PlayStation isn’t going to make the sound that a guitar would, and now it can’t even be played. The mother-in-law meant to give the best of both worlds, but ended up created the worst of each instead.
Talking Like The Young Kids
These days, younger generations have a habit of shortening phrases. This mother-in-law noticed that the brand she purchased a gift from was “totes,” which is also the abbreviated version of “totally.”
She used the opportunity to comment on her own present by crossing out “elements” and writing in “adorbs” so that the box reads “totes adorbs.” It’s the millennial way of saying “totally adorable.” You’ve got to love a mother-in-law who knows how to keep up with the times.
The Pie Doesn’t Seem To Approve
This mother-in-law cut her cherry pie in a way that makes the slots look like they form an unhappy face. The person who posted this photo noted, “Future Mother-In-Law brought a pie to our BBQ… Think she’s trying to tell us something?”
While the pie certainly does look like it isn’t too happy, we wouldn’t read into it. If the mother-in-law didn’t approve of the engagement, she’d make it known. If anything, it’s just a funny coincidence.
Not The Expected Response
This text exchange isn’t one you’d expect between a mother and daughter. When the woman sent a photo of her engagement ring to her mom and wrote “I’m engaged,” she simply replied, “Haha funny.”
The picture’s caption sarcastically says, “Brother got engaged. Mother-in-law shows her support.” We sincerely hope that the mom sent her message to the wrong person by accident. Otherwise, we have a feeling that there’s going to be some tension at the wedding.
Get Them While You Can!
If you have no idea what Tim Tams are, it’s probably because the chocolatey dessert is popular in Australia. That’s why one mother-in-law who’s from the United States had to stock up while visiting.
The Redditor joked that these stacks of Tim Tams are what most of the mother-in-law’s luggage looked like. We can just imagine the woman purging shoes to make room for her beloved chocolate. After all, you’ve got to get them while you can!
The Sneaky Sign
This hilarious rear windshield note says, “I’m only speeding cuz I have to [go to the bathroom]!” The best part is what the Redditor caption the photo with. They wrote, “My mother-in-law put a sign on my car without telling me. I’m not even mad.”
How could you be mad at such a brilliant trick? We have to wonder how long they were driving around before noticing what their mother-in-law had done. That’s a grade-A joke to pull.
You Never Know When You’ll Need A Floppy Disk
Floppy discs were a huge deal when they came out, but these days they’re a laughable technology. There’s probably no reason you’d need these with modern technology, but just in case, this mother-in-law has them stocked up.
When cleaning out her house, the woman just had to ask her in-law if they might need any. We would guess that the answer was a hard no, but it was sweet of her to at least ask.
She Put Him On The Wall… Over The Toilet
This mother-in-law loves her son-in-law so much that she framed his photo to put it up on the wall. The only problem is that she chose the space above the toilet. It’s a pretty awkward placement since you don’t really want anyone looking at you in there.
That’s why the Twitter user admitted that he’s probably “lost most favorite son in law status.” To be fair, the woman probably just thought the wall matched his tan nicely.
Her Face Brightens Any Room
This mother-in-law wasn’t even trying to be funny when she created a monumental photo that will probably go down in their family’s history. The photographer explained, “Mother-in-law complained about the sun being in her eyes. I closed the blinds, turned around, and saw this.”
Somehow altering the blinds resulted in the mother-in-law’s entire face turning bright as the sun! It goes to show that you shouldn’t assume your mother-in-law is overreacting because she might literally be going blind.
Don’t Mess With The Mother-In-Law
The look on this mother-in-law’s face says it all. The person who snapped the photo explained, “Was playing around with the new camera with My fiancee’s brother and snapped this shot of my Future Mother-In-Law…..”
It’s like her true feelings were captured in this candid moment. Either she wants you to put the camera down, or she’s not very thrilled about the wedding coming up. We sincerely hope it’s the first option because no one should have that look on their face at a wedding.