The arrival of summer is no doubt an exciting time for kids, but is perhaps a less than thrilling occasion for parents. The beginning of summer vacation indicates the end of your kids' school year, which means you're going to have to figure out additional ways to occupy their time. For some parents, summer vacation might be seen as a relaxing period in which you're given more time to bond with your kids. Other parents, however, might instead be dreading this season, which brings with it double the tantrums, double the sunburns and requires double the patience. Luckily, to get you through this difficult time period, we have another weekly installment of the funniest parenting tweets for you to scroll through.
If you're part of the latter group of parents who aren't exactly thrilled about the beginning of the summer season, it should be comforting to note that you most certainly are not alone. Thousands of parents are just like you and constantly feel as if they're drowning under the responsibilities of parenthood, as made clear through the tweets below from Twitter's most hysterical parents. This summer, make sure to purchase an extra bottle of sunscreen — and an extra bottle of wine — to help you get through the madness that summer brings.
Well, at least you caught yourself.
4Living The Dream
Who needs a vacation? You do.
5Mom Knows Best
By the third kid, parents have pretty much seen it all. Nothing fazes them anymore.
This sounds like a scene straight out of a horror movie.
7Joke's On You
You probably w0n't feel fully rested until your kid is off to college. Comforting, right?
9Been There, Done That
You've hit rock bottom. There's nowhere to go but up from here.
10So Young, So Naive
Yesterday I wore my shirt inside out and ate leftover spaghetti with my bare hands. I am no role model.
11See You Never
Maybe it'll be finished by Halloween?
12Approach With Caution
In situations like these, it's important to remember to remain calm.
This is parenting summed up in a nutshell.
14Might As Well Be A Twin Bed
How can someone so small take up so much space?
15No Soup, No Service
You'd think they'd remember after being told the first 20 times, but nope.
It's like it goes through one ear and out the other.
17One Star, Five Stars
This would change lives for the better.
Congratulations! Your children are politicians in the making.
20Kids Say The Darndest Things
You can never win with them.
21Why Oh Why
They got that from their dad.
Hell hath no fury like a mother who is running late.
23A Sticky Situation
One of the most accurate comparisons I've ever read.
Hopefully I'll make it there one day.
25Time Outs and Tantrums
Most of the time, we're really only punishing ourselves.
26Straight Out Of My Nightmares
All parents learn eventually.
If there isn't a category for this, then there really should be.
Nobody understands fashion quite like teenage daughters.
31Another Day, Another Tantrum
It's been a hard day for him.
33Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me
All parents learn this the hard way.