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23rd Oct 2023

Six times Ryan Reynolds made hilarious parenting jokes that were low-key relatable

Jody Coffey

Ryan Reynolds is the king of witty, dark comedy. Add kids to the equation, and it gets even funnier.

The Deadpool actor and Blake Lively share four children together, something that has not censored or altered his sense of humour.

In fact, it could be argued that his jokes about his children are some of his best material yet.


Starting off strong is this tweet that every single parent who has ever boarded a plane with a young child will be able to relate to.

No matter which kids book I read to my screaming baby on an airplane, the moral of the story is always something about a vasectomy.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2016


I mean, we’ll take a day to ourselves, but this really made us chuckle.

My kids tried to surprise me for my birthday this morning. I totally heard them coming and snuck out to start a new life somewhere else.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 23, 2017


Let this serve as a gentle reminder to hide all adult-themed ‘toys’.

My infant daughter’s traumatized for life. 50 Shades of Grey = Worst fucking coloring book ever.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 17, 2016


Having a child means knowing every single lyric to the theme songs of Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, CocoMelon, and so on…forevermore.

I can‘t tell if my daughter’s smashing plates all over the kitchen floor or singing the theme song to Paw Patrol.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 27, 2018


This one is for anyone in their sleep-deprived parenting era.

Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter’s eyes, whispering, “I can’t do this”.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 26, 2015


Happy parents are the best parents. It’s called selfcare.

Went to Disneyland because my daughter’s obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 30, 2017