When I was growing up, all five of us kids and our parents piled into the family van and drove from Illinois to Florida once a year. That’s seven people in a van for more than twenty hours in the dead of summer.
Let’s just say things got heated. I’m still shocked that our mom and dad didn’t leave all five of us at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere and just go on vacation by themselves.
But, they bit the bullet every summer and powered through it.
If you’ve traveled with kids, these tweets might bring up some painful (and hilarious memories)…
Let’s take a look.
1. For days on end…
Traveling with kids is just yelling, "STOP THAT OR I'M TAKING YOU HOME!" in a different city.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) July 13, 2017
2. No kids for you.
My kids are giving all the people on this plane a hard lesson in birth control right now.
— inappropriate mom (@nicfit75) May 8, 2012
3. It’s the best!
So two hours, 13 juice boxes & four cries of, "I gotta pee noooow!", we're off to our third bathroom stop.
Traveling with kids is fun.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) July 23, 2017
4. Scare tactics.
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
5. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Backpack contents for plane trip:
– enough food and drinks for my kids to eat for a month
– 1 water for my wife and I to share
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) October 17, 2014
6. Back of the line.
Worst part of traveling with kids & stopping to let them pee is knowing all the assholes you've passed are once again in front of you.
— Carbosly (@Carbosly) March 7, 2015
7. About to have a meltdown.
Traveling alone with a kid is so fun! Traveling alone with a kid is so much! Traveling alone with a kid is so WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH STUFF WHY DO I HAVE TO CARRY EVERYTHING WHY DID SHE USE ALL HER VACATION MONEY TO BUY STUFFED ANIMALS.
— Casey Brown (they/them) (@lifewithThisOne) February 20, 2019
8. This teddy bear is about to end up in a ditch.
It's not a family vacation until someone threatens to throw a prized possession from a moving vehicle.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) August 12, 2016
9. What’s the point?
Good thing we spent thousands of dollars traveling to another country so my kids could play their iPads in a hotel room instead of at home.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) April 5, 2017
10. Burned to a crisp.
The one big perk of going on vacation with my kids is that the bags under my eyes now have a tan.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) September 1, 2018
11. All of the above.
Every thing you've ever seen a parent do in public that you've disagreed with I've done in this airport today.
— Sweatpants Cher ? (@House_Feminist) April 28, 2015
“I love traveling with my kids!” ~ A liar.
— Minivan (@my_minivan_life) March 28, 2013
13. Gonna be a great trip!
Hey it's fun to spend lots of money on family vacations and then have your kids tell you that the part they are most excited about is "finding out if the plane has a shitter."
— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) December 1, 2017
14. Sounds amazing.
My favorite part of taking kids on vacation is they tell you they hate it, you call them ungrateful, they start crying, then the plane lands and you arrive.
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) December 20, 2018
15. That’s the spirit!
I like to get to the airport early so my kids can drive me crazy enough that I don't care whether the plane crashes.
— Sarah Thyre (@SarahThyre) August 19, 2011
Do you have any funny family vacation memories?
Tell us all about them in the comments!