Being a parent can be a thankless job. You sacrifice your body, your money, and your sanity to bring your children into this world and raise them to be fully functioning adults, and most times they don’t even appreciate what you’ve done for them. Okay, I can’t really understand this from my parent’s perspective, since I don’t have kids yet. But I can assume that it’s the most difficult job in the world.
So maybe that’s why our Moms and Dads are such experts at the low-key burns that seem so effortless but hurt the most. Most of us can remember every back-handed comment our folks have ever said to us, from criticizing our appearance to bringing up past embarrassing moments at the worst possible times to insulting our jobs, friends, relationships, and overall life decisions.
The following parents are shade-throwing experts, and they just might remind you of past “words of encouragement” from your own Ma and Pa.