Is it really a vacation if your kids are with you? No need to answer that. Maybe let’s just call it a “trip.” All moms can relate to the uniquely special experience that is traveling with kids.
The packing process alone will melt your brain.
Have kids so it takes longer to pack for your trip than the actual trip itself.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) June 23, 2017
Still better than letting them pack themselves.
Letting kids pack for a trip is a great way for them to learn what it's like to wear one shoe and a bucket of Legos for a week.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) August 20, 2017
All that matters is getting everyone out the door.
When I was a kid, and we'd all be in the car ready to leave on vacation, my Mom would always run back into the house for what seemed like forever. We would all wonder what she was doing in there. Now I know what she was doing. Everything. She was doing everything.
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) October 5, 2018
The travel is often the best part of the adventure.
7-year-old: Can we stop for cheeseburgers?
Me: We packed sandwiches.
7: Why do you hate us?
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 7, 2019
Open road + wind in your hair = freedom
Me: We should get a bigger car.
Wife: You're not thinking we should have another kid, right?
Me: No, I'm just tired of being able to hear the ones we do have when we are driving.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) July 9, 2019
Dark, but possibly brilliant? #dadtravelhack
Travel tip: before boarding a plane with kids, show them the first episode of Lost and tell them it was caused by a toddler whining.
— The Dad (@thedad) February 1, 2014
Seeing new places is good for the soul.
It started as a family road trip but quickly morphed into a Bathrooms of America tour.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) July 21, 2018
TFW you finally get to the hotel and can relax & sprawl out to your heart’s content.
Family vacations be like, oh you love your kids? Prove it, bitch, sleep in a double bed with three of them.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) August 1, 2018
You may have to make a minor sacrifice or two, but it’s worth it.
The children are sleeping in the hotel room. I have no water and am trying not to wake them. I’m ready to drink a glow stick.
— Mary (@AnniemuMary) July 7, 2018
Those sunrises, tho.
I love going on vacation because I get to be woken up at 5am by my kids in an exotic place.
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) August 14, 2017
The whole family has a chance to explore new surroundings together.
Sorry I spent the first five hours of our vacation connecting everything to the wifi.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) July 1, 2018
Even grownups get to embrace their inner child and play.
"It's my vacation too," I whisper, as I cram another plastic pail into a beach bag that weighs more than my two children combined.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) June 27, 2018
Vacations expose kids to new cultural things that stimulate their brains.
80% of taking your kids on vacation is keeping them out of gift shops.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) July 22, 2018
We’re calling it a “trip” — remember?
Summer vacation would probably be a little more relaxing if these kids were vacationing somewhere else.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) June 20, 2017
Packing up at the end of it all is bittersweet…
When I leave a hotel room, all I check for are the chargers. They can have everything else.
— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) April 15, 2017
But it’s nice to return home refreshed and energized.
"How was your vacation?"
"I didn't go on vacation. I was babysitting my kids while they were on vacation."
— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) January 2, 2017