08/22/2014 11:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Emojis for Parents

Recently, a massive new batch of emojis was released on the social media world, but I can't really find much emotive use for an acorn, eggplant, or cat face with hearts over its eyes. I pretty much never use anything more than a wink or the steaming pile of poop in daily correspondence.

I'm guessing these emojis were meant to save people time when communicating -- letting them explain with a picture, instead of a sentence, what's going on -- but as a parent I just can't find much use in the ones available.

This is when I realized I needed to make my own emoji. You know, create a cartoony photo shortcut to use while texting with my friends so they know how I'm feeling or what I'm up to. A shorthand for busy moms and dads.

Instead of a boring old yellow smiley face or unusable tree sapling, here is a list of emojis displaying typical parenting scenarios -- starring me, a typical parent.

Emojis for Parents by Kim Bongiorno @letmestart 2014

And this is what they'd look like in action:

Using Parent Emojis by Kim Bongiorno

Makes SO MUCH SENSE now, doesn't it?

I hope you find this list useful the next time you're answering a text or trying to articulate why you don't have the time to reply in depth to a particular Facebook post. I know I sure will!

Originally published by Kim Bongiorno on Let Me Start By Saying.

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