The beginning of August signifies two things: the soon-to-be end of summer vacation and the start of your child's school year, as well as the trials and tribulations that come along with it. This means that days spent at the pool will soon be replaced with days spent shopping for school supplies; sleeping in will be replaced with waking up at 5:30 a.m.; laughter will be replaced with complaints about homework. To provide you with a few extra laughs before you have to spend all of your free time carpooling a screaming car full of 8-year-olds, there are some hilarious parenting tweets from Twitter's funniest parents.
Summer is certainly no cake walk, but it always ends just as you're just starting to get used to the humid weather and appreciate the extra time you've gotten to spend with your kids. Being a parent is hard, especially so in the summer, but luckily these parents understand exactly what you go through each and every day. So sit back, relax, and enjoy these last few weeks of summer. Because let's face it, there really is nothing more excruciating than helping an 11-year-old finish a science project, and you might just end up missing these warm summer months.
1. Sad But True
The dreaded day has come.
2. I Hate You, Mom
Apparently I "ruin their lives" by asking them to put socks on.
3. Goodbye, Sanity
One of the inevitable side effects of being a parent.
Been there, argued about that.
6. Who Would Have Thought?
You must be so, so proud.
The absolute worst time of the year.
That is quite the compliment.
9. Truly Chilling
Straight out of my nightmares.
11. Avoid At All Costs
Hell hath no fury like a mother who just stepped on a lego.
13. Pretty Much
The real difference between moms and dads summed up.
The third kid can pretty much get away with anything.
15. Busy, Busy Bees
Kids have SUCH busy schedules.
17. Homework Blues
It's a lie, but it has to be done.
18. Summer Fun?
Sounds better than my last vacation, at least.
19. You Go, Kid
If a toddler can do it, then maybe I can, too!
20. Absolutely Genius
Why has this not been invented yet?
22. Moms Never Sleep
Spoiler alert: it's always the latter.
Did you even have to ask?
Those really were the days.
25. No Bowling, No Problem
27. Like Father, Like Son?
I wonder where he learned it from.
Summer "vacation" isn't really a vacation when you're a parent.
29. Please, Just Take A Nap
You can never, ever truly satisfy kids. Don't bother trying.