Ah, spring break: it's a time for sandy beaches, tropical beverages, and plenty of relaxation. Well, for some people at least. Parents in particular have a different take on this annual vacation from school. And, as reflected in the funniest parenting tweets about spring break, this week can mean more work than ever.
For many families, there's just no winning when it comes to spring break. If you do plan a family vacation, then someone will inevitably get sick. Staying home with your kids could mean hours of flipping water bottles and arguing with siblings. And if you had any hopes of using this time to catch up on work, well, that's probably going out the window.
That said, embracing the chaos can have its own charms. Sure, falling asleep while watching the same animated movie for the millionth time is not the same as a wild weekend in Cabo. However, there is something to be said for the little moments of bonding you get to spend with your kid during this week. Those springtime memories are priceless, even if you have to spend a lot of time learning the intricacies of video games. Hopefully, you and your family will enjoy a spring break that's perfect in its own way.
This is a sneak preview of adulthood, basically. One day you'll also get super excited about going to Costco.
OK, but the bowling shoes alone are fun.
Of course, many teachers are parents, too.
Everybody needs a breather.
Spring break is tough whether they're with you or not, to be honest.
8The Quiet Game
Outright bribery is not off the table, either.
You get to make some creative statements when you spend this much time with the kids.
10$*!# Spring Break
Can you ban a holiday from your household?
Guess it's better than missing school?
12. Close Enough
Sometimes you have to lean into the chaos.
Although barfing can be its own form of entertainment, so there's that.
14The Price Of Creativity
Just use your imagination.
It's basically an endurance event.
Technology skills are important, too.
You can pretend the upstairs is Hawaii.
Some things are priceless.
Your kid's hobbies can get so... interesting.
21Away With You
If you're bored, you can always fold some laundry.
22The Little Joys
Even the most hectic of spring breaks still have moments of magic.
23Kids These Days
Well, there are worse ways to pass the time.
You have to admire that initiative. Well, sort of.
25Just What I Wanted
It's a family road trip straight to the doctor's office.
Those indoor inflatable places aren't cheap.
27There Can Be Only One
If they're going to fight, it might as well be in the most ridiculous way possible.
It's exactly like a beach vacation, right?
29Basically The Worst
Although it is kind of tough when spring break weeks don't match up.
Seriously though, that sounds charming.
"The beach is closed this year."
32All Too True
How did this happen, exactly?
33Things To Do
People to see. Naps to take.
The latest thriller movie has nothing on this scenario.
OK, but pizza can figure into everyone's spring break, right?
36Talk Amongst Yourselves
Want to learn how to file taxes? It's the best.
Basically, anything involving sleep is OK.
If nothing else, you've earned the right to subtly mess with your kids from time to time.
If they're going to fight, hopefully they'll at least make it entertaining.
41Time Well Spent
At least you're in good company.