Summer is a time for family beach trips and hopeful parents who think they’re actually going to get to relax with the kids.
Enter the funny moms and dads of Twitter, who know that a beach vacation with the kids can sometimes feel like anything but an actual vacation. It can be fun, stressful and exhausting all at the same time.
Here are 15 tweets that describe what it’s like to take kids to the beach.
Just got back from the beach with my family if anybody knows any other beaches that need more sand.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) May 22, 2016
Leaving for a beach vacation today & my kids have been sitting in the car saying "ARE WE READY TO GO YET?!" for the past 37 hours.— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) July 9, 2016
The cool part about taking kids to the beach is that they bring home enough sand in their bathing suits to make our own beach at home.— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) July 17, 2018
My walk of shame is the mile back to the parking lot from the beach when I forgot the kids' sunscreen in the car.— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) April 5, 2014
Parenting at the beach is 78% walking kids back and forth to the bathroom and 22% yelling "come back over this way please!"— Court (@Discourt) July 26, 2016
No one is full of more false hope than a parent bringing a chair to the beach.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) June 28, 2018
Found myself perusing a beach reading list this morning like some kind of innocent, optimistic, childless fool.— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) June 5, 2017
Now what?— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) June 26, 2018
-my kid, eating an ice cream cone holding a new toy riding a pony on the beach in the summertime sun
Doomsday prepping except we're just packing up for a day at the beach.— MotherPlaylist (@MotherPlaylist) July 8, 2017
I make my kids wear bright neon colors to the beach so that everyone can see them not listening to me.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) June 28, 2016
Nothing rejuvenates a parent's soul like a beach day /w/ the soothing sounds of kids fighting & a relaxing mile jog to the closest bathroom.— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) June 7, 2017
Island beach house, hot tub, mini golf, go karts, ferry ride, crab sanctuary, ponies, slushies— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) August 10, 2016
Kids' favorite thing: conquered 3 poké gyms
The great thing about coming home from a beach vacation is that my kids brought enough sand home in their clothes it's like we never left.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) June 20, 2017
Kids' complaints on vacation:— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) June 7, 2016
- No wifi on beach
- Sand is sandy
- Ocean has salt in it
- Lobsters? I want pizza.
- Too outdoorsy outside
I need an entire day at the beach alone just to recover from getting everyone packed for an entire day at the beach.— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) July 18, 2016