With the advent of Babble Voices, Babble acquired plenty of hilarious writers this year, including TIME humor columnist Joel Stein, Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee and author Stefanie Wilder Taylor. These heavy-hitters — along with those of us in the trenches — have produced a bevy of funny posts in 2011 on the world’s most thankless job: parenting.
So kick back, relax and enjoy one final laugh on us before the year ends (and your hangover begins):
‘Dirty Mother’ by Samantha Bee 1 of 10All Samantha Bee wants is to get off this flight looking refreshed and polished, like those ladies who travel with little atomizers of Evian. Instead, all hell breaks loose. Why? Because she's traveling alone with an infant.
Read 'Dirty Mother' by Samantha Bee
‘Six Milestones That Will Never Make Your Brag Book’ by Stefanie Wilder Taylor 2 of 10Like "the day you make the happy discovery that Mr. Magic Eraser can get a poop stain off of the wall. And then are forced to reevaluate a life where there is poop on a WALL."
Read 'Six Milestones That Will Never Make Your Brag Book' by Stefanie Wilder Taylor
‘The Kid’s Got a Licker Problem’ by Mira Jacob 3 of 10A hilarious conversation between Mira and her toddler son, with lines like: "I'm going to lick my penis," he said. "No you're not," I shot back. "Then who will lick it for me?"
Read 'The Kid's Got a Licker Problem' by Mira Jacob
‘The Humble Brag’ by Rhiana Maidenberg 4 of 10Enjoy #humblebrags like: "I am so tired of being asked if I am my childrens' nanny. I can't help that I look so young."
Feel better about yourself as you laugh at these humble brags.
’10 Things Your Baby Would Tell You If He Could Talk’ by John Cave Osborne 5 of 10"Seriously. Think about this for a second. How would you like it if I whacked you repeatedly on the back until you burped? Jackass."
Read '10 Things Your Baby Would Tell You If He Could Talk' at JCO Multiplied.
‘The Widow and the Divorcee, Episode 5: Brownies’ 6 of 10From my web series, 'The Widow and the Divorcee.' Life after divorce has its upsides. Like when your mother, in an effort to cheer you up, discovers a box of brownies from 10 years ago.
Watch 'The Widow and the Divorcee, Episode 5: Brownies' by Carolyn Castiglia
‘Making Out With My Son’ by Joel Stein 7 of 10An excerpt: "The first time it happened a few months ago, right after he turned two I figured it was an accident. He doesn't have great control of his motor skills. He runs like he's being pushed, spoons cereal into his mouth like a stroke victim and throws a ball by dropping it in front of him. So when he went to kiss my mouth and wound up licking my soft palate, I figured the guy just didn't have lip smacking down yet."
Squirm along with Joel as he tries to figure out why his son loves frenching him.
‘Be Thankful You Have: First World Problems’ by Julie Miner 8 of 10First world problems are a great way to laugh at ourselves, get a little perspective and recognize how fortunate we are.
Flip through these ridiculous first world problems.
‘The 25 Weirdest and Worst Novelty Onesies for Sale Online’ 9 of 10Some novelty onesies are crassly funny ("I fart in elevators") and some are adorable (think screen prints of glittery kittens), but others are downright snarky and inappropriately sexual. ("Boob man?" "Stud muffin?" Really? Your baby boy is a baller?)
Check out The 25 Weirdest and Worst Novelty Onesies for Sale Online.
8 Epic Hanukkah FAILS (A Miracle for Each Night) 10 of 10This slideshow by Meredith Cohen Carroll will have you LOLing at what some people think is appropriate fare for the festival of lights.
Go to 8 Epic Hanukkah FAILS (A Miracle for Each Night).