Parents have to walk that fine line between being in charge and still being cool. On one hand, you have to lay down the law. On the other, you want to be the parent that your kids can come and talk to.

In other words, communication is important. And when simple words won't do, perhaps a funny note will get the point across?

One cannot live on love alone!

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Do or do not. There is no try — or kefta.

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Watch out for paper cuts.

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The heart is a nice touch.

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To be clear, that's a "no?"

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You only make that mistake once...I hope.

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Practice safe surfing.

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That is, if you can get online at all.

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*smiley face*

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At least they tried to help?

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No wheeling and dealing, my friends.

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His son kept bringing an apple to work but not eating it, so Dad left this note on it explaining the situation.

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Or has a bit of a spelling problem.

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Don't worry. Mom is just catching some z's.

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For the record, "Meatloaf" is the cat, not dinner.

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HE WILL DISCONNECT YOU.

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He puts the laundry in the basket.

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Save the unicorns!

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Ice, ice, baby...

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The Tooth Fairy runs a tight ship.

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A chocolate bribe never hurts.

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Amen.

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Talk about a home shopping network.

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Michael Scott would be proud.

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Point to Mom and Dad!

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No pressure or anything.

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All they want is a little bit more sleep.

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Mom knows how to party.

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Specifically, a new roll of toilet paper.

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Hugs, not drugs.

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