Easter School holidays. We love and loathe them in equal parts right? Here’s 21 Easter tweets from parents who are feeling it. Just like you are.
You’re wildly teetering between the dream of priceless memory making and reaching for a bottle of wine. And its only 11am. Yep, it’s school holidays.
Easter’s here and the kids are at home for two, lovely, long weeks. It seemed a blissful idea. But now you’re hostage to small people, your house is filled with coloured tin foil and the kids are on a permanent chocolate high. Yep, it’s the long weekend. Brace yourself mum, these 21 tweets are a taste of what you’re in for!
Aaah Easter eggs. If you didn’t go chocolate-free from the bunny you’re likely drowning in eggs and treats. What’s a mum to do? (Eat them once the kids are in bed, of course!)
Currently helping my son search for his chocolate that I ate last night
— sharon (@rubywoo09) April 1, 2015
Making my kids watch Friday the 13th, so they’ll be my advocates in the “no camping ever” campaign.
— ƁƖιηку McƁƖιηкѕαƖσт (@AnaGunnaTelya) April 27, 2016
A fun game to play with kids on long car rides is called “HEADPHONES.”
— RachRiot (@RachRiot) August 6, 2014
Do you have to pee before we go?
Why don’t you just try?
[backs out of driveway]
I PEED IN MY PANTS
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) June 27, 2016
Kids’ complaints on vacation:
– No wifi on beach
– Sand is sandy
– Ocean has salt in it
– Lobsters? I want pizza.
– Too outdoorsy outside
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) June 7, 2016
Parents should get their own vacation after a family vacation. Why is this not a thing?
— It’sReally10Months (@really10months) July 18, 2016
One perk of going to the beach is how the sound of the waves crashing drowns out the sound of your kids screaming.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) July 24, 2016
If you’re in Sydney you may have spent a day at The Sydney Royal Easter Show. It’s a gorgeous family tradition isn’t it? You can make memories just like this…
7: I’m beating you!
7: I’m way ahead!
Me: I see that.
7: I’m gonna win!
My son on the carousel horse in front of me.
— Master of Mediocrity (@charliedelta7) March 13, 2016
School holidays is an endless surprise of everyone’s favourite game… ‘What’s happening in the bathroom right now?’
My 3yo “accidentally” unspooled the entire roll of toilet paper. But don’t worry, he “fixed” it. pic.twitter.com/MFKWJ2rNqi
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) October 24, 2014
80% of parenting is yelling through a closed bathroom door.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) January 20, 2015
5: daddy can I tell you a secret?
Me: sure thing buddy
5: *grabs my face and whispers* I just pooped and I didn’t wash my hands
— DaddyJew (@DaddyJew) June 9, 2015
In case you’re thinking about having a kid, my daughter just threw a tantrum because I wouldn’t let her watch me poop.
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) December 31, 2012
And then there’s the endless chatter. Hours spent listening to all the beautiful, fanciful things that roll right out of their little mouths…
Me: *sings along to radio*
3yo: why don’t you let it sing all by itself?
— Melissa McCartney (@ToastyGiraffe) November 26, 2016
Just once, I want to wake up with the same sense of renewed optimism my 5yo has as he requests candy for breakfast for the 25th day in a row
— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) December 6, 2016
4: Mommy, you’re just like a Disney movie. We should play pretend.
Me: Aww! Sure!
4:You can be the Beast.
4: Or the fat sea witch!
— Marlebean (@Marlebean) April 17, 2014
You might just hit the park. Especially knowing how important ‘outdoor play‘ is for their development (and to give the iPad a chance to charge!)
watching the kids play hide and seek in the park and mine just hid behind a chain link fence
at least we don’t have to save for college
— Josh (@iwearaonesie) January 27, 2014
And then there’s just the plain weird stuff that kids do. But it’s easier just to go along with it than have the fight.
My son was crying and asked, “why doesn’t the dog have to wear pants?” And it’s like, I don’t even know. So now I’m putting pants on a dog.
— Tragic Ally (@TragicAllyHere) September 30, 2016
My daughter brings a checklist to stores now and just makes random checks. It makes everyone uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/UgHJ4eIDSc
— Bottlerocket (@bottlerocket) September 25, 2016
Lastly, here’s the parents that sum up just what we’re thinking or feeling – before we even knew we were thinking or feeling it. I’m not wrong, right?
Seems early but I’ve already reached that part of the summer when I hear a big crash from somewhere in the house and think, Meh, whatever…
— EricaTriesToTweet (@SteussieErica) June 14, 2016
I’m not saying What to Expect When You’re Expecting isn’t a great book. I’m just saying it could benefit from a chapter on cocktail recipes.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) May 20, 2015
My kids have been out of school for two weeks & I haven’t been arrested or sent to a mental hospital yet so I’d say things are going great.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) June 22, 2016