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Funny Tweets From Parents Who Are So Over Summer Break

Summer vacation is probably the best time of the year. When you're a kid, that is. As an adult, it's just so-so. And as a parent, it's more of a headache than anything else.

With summer in full swing, parents are finding themselves at their wits end. Here are some funny tweets that show how sick and tired parents are of summer vacation.

You know the answer is always going to be "no."

To be fair, brushing your teeth is pretty boring. Necessary, but boring. Any good parent will do their best to make sure their kids' teeth don't rot, even if it is kind of tedious.

No wonder kids always come back from summer two inches taller.

Suddenly, those lunches your kids didn't really love are looking like the best stuff in the world. But that's usually how things go.

At least back to school is the perfect time for new clothes to make up for the inevitable growth spurts.

It's kind of like a novelty, isn't it.

That's probably mostly because they aren't with you for most of the day during the school year. A lot of summer vacation is just making up for lost time (even if that includes annoying mom).

It doesn't count if it's served frozen.

What would summer be without popsicles? No, seriously, they're, like, the fifth food group. Pretty important for kids everywhere (and let's face it, they're pretty important for the adults, too).

Summer vacation exists in a vacuum.

It's kind of funny how for kids, summer lasts two seconds. But for their parents, summer lasts at least eight years. Gee, I wonder why it feels so different depending on how old you are...

Water tastes best when you only get one sip of it.

I'm not gonna lie, this sounds like a pretty classic kids move. I guess there's something about minute-old water that just doesn't do it for them. Or maybe they like creating dirty dishes.

If only school could last a little longer.

Too bad those kids would have probably caught on pretty quickly. After all, summer is the highlight of the schoolyear. I'm sure every single kid who knows how to count is counting down the days during the year.

Welp, good luck with that.

You know what, though? This is probably the most harmless thing they could be doing. It's not like they're trying to start a real fire or anything. I mean, they're using Legos of all things.

Dirty kids? Not a chance!

Hey, it ain't a problem until they start to stink. Which probably happens pretty quickly, considering the fact that it's summer and all. But you know what? A small victory is still a victory.

A bit of time away makes you extra appreciative.

Nothing like shipping your kids away to summer camp and then feeding them as soon as they get home to boost the old ego. You kind of have to take what you can get.

I'm sure camp counselors get sick of summer, too.

I'd really hate to be a teacher, or a camp leader, or any profession who has to deal with judgmental kids. They can be kind of mean! Even if they don't mean to be.

Call it innovation.

You know what, though? There's definitely a market for rocks some kid found at the park. I'm sure the other rock-collecting kids in the neighborhood would eat that kind of thing right up. Who needs lemonade, anyway?

You just can't take your eyes off them.

Not even for a second, apparently. I mean, I guess it helps you keep them out of danger? Even if it means you can't chat with the other adults around.

Learning doesn't stop during summer!

I guess they'd have to figure out how to do their own chores sooner or later. I wonder how long those kids lasted before they gave up and decided to live a life of squalor.

Beach days aren't for relaxing.

Bring a kid to the beach, and you're going to be busy for the rest of the day. It's basically like a full time job that you generally only do on your days off.

The worst burns of all.

Like I said before, kids are kind of savage. And they're usually pretty mean for no reason, to boot. As long as you don't take it too personally, it can be kind of funny.

You can't get rid of them that easily.

It's kind of funny how parents can't wait until their kids gain a little independence, until they actually do. You gotta cherish those hilariously wholesome moments while you still can.

Like father, like son.

I mean, that kid totally has the right idea. How can you even enjoy a day at the pool when there's a whole crowd of people there. Just go home and play Roblox or something.

If only it were that simple.

Obviously, this is a joke. But I totally get the temptation of just dumping your kid off at some random place and coming back for them in the morning. It's not like you're actually going to do it.

Getting in trouble together is a true bonding opportunity.

I guess they now know how to use a hammer? Even if they learned how in probably the most destructive way possible.

I don't even want to know how much the repairs will cost.