Hilarious Tweets From Parents Who Are Barely Surviving Their Kids Summer Vacation

If you know me (and by this point, I should hope you do!) you’ll know that my stance on kids these days is that they’re (lovable, obviously) little blighters! Although it’s been many moons since I’ve had any real parenting duties, it doesn’t stop me feeling sorry for all those tired parents out there…

People with no kids, listen up – I’ll say this only once! Some people are scared of spiders, others are scared of heights, but it’s fair to say that there’s a fear out there that troubles every single parent: the fear of school finishing for summer.
Honestly, (and I’m sure I’m not alone in this), when summer vacation comes around, every parent knows what it really means: welcome to hell!
In other words… in between the sunshine and lazy beach days, summer vacation is another phrase for tantrums, sticky popsicles and waving goodbye to our precious silence.
If you’re counting down the days until your kids become someone else’s responsibility once again, you’re definitely not alone. Luckily, there’s a bunch of funny moms and dads out there on Twitter to make us giggle until school starts again…

1. When 2 weeks Feels Like 2 Months…

Can someone get this poor mom a (strong) drink…

2. ‘It’s My Vacation Too’

Whatever you need to tell yourself to get through…

3. Endless Waterfights Means Endless Washing

The answer is most definitely a no!

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.

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!

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?!

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…

8. Success!

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…

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?

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…

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