1. When 2 weeks Feels Like 2 Months…
Can someone get this poor mom a (strong) drink…
I hate when I’ve been at home with my kids for 2 months for summer break and it’s actually only been 2 weeks.
— Ash (an female) ⚪️ (@adult_mom) June 12, 2017
2. ‘It’s My Vacation Too’
Whatever you need to tell yourself to get through…
“It’s my vacation too,” I whisper, as I cram another plastic pail into a beach bag that weighs more than my two children combined.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) June 27, 2018
3. Endless Waterfights Means Endless Washing
The answer is most definitely a no!
If everything the kids touched isn’t soaking wet in a pile on the floor did you even summer today?
— OutnumberedMother (@OutNumbMother) June 18, 2017
4. Speaking Of W(h)ine…
If you don’t have any little blighters yourself, take this from me – there’s NOTHING worse than your kid learning to play a musical instrument.
If you’re wondering how awesome my summer break is going, my kid just found a harmonica.
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) June 29, 2016
5. Summer Vaca = HIDE!
Large glass of wine? Check. Phone? Check. Box of Pop-Tarts? Check. Peace and quiet from the kids? Check check. You’re officially ready to hibernate in your mom bunker ALL summer!
2 weeks into summer break and I’m living in my bedroom like it’s an army bunker.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) June 14, 2017
6. Sunscreen Is The Enemy
If you’ve ever had kids, you’ll know that sunscreen is the biggest point of contention between a parent and their little darlings all summer long. Each bottle of sunscreen should come with a small bottle of gin too, fair?!
Instructor: Welcome to our Summer with Kids Preparedness class. Our first lesson is how to apply sunscreen. Everyone grab an angry raccoon.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) August 2, 2016
7. ‘Mummy, Watch This’
It’s almost as if you’ve got nothing better to do then to watch your little ones perform endless handstands in the pool while feigning a round of applause after every move…
My life now consists of pretending to “watch this” in the pool during the day and washing wet towels at night.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) June 14, 2017
Let’s be truthful, you’ve got to take your wins where you can. In the grand scheme of things, only ONE rusty nail isn’t too bad, really…
My kids have been on summer break for a full day and they’ve only played with one rusty nail so I’m calling it a success.
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) May 26, 2017
9. Have Low Expectations Of Your Kids…
Of course, someone’s kid will bring them glory one day, but can we just settle for a full bag of kit coming home from day camp, please?
Some Olympians have been training since they were 5.
I’m hoping my 6yo comes home from summer camp today with 2 shoes on.
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) August 12, 2016
10. ‘Now What?’
Parents, hands up if you’ve heard this one before! To be honest, the fourth day of vacation is actually pretty good going…
-Kids on the 4th day of summer break
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) June 2, 2017