Stuck in summer vacation purgatory? funny This mom blogger's got some survival tips to help you make it through.
Meredith Masony of the hilarious blog That's Inappropriate has three kids under the age of 10, and she's been getting a lot of emails lately from stressed-out parents who are trying to survive their summer vacation. Which is why she decided to put together a handy little video that offers a bunch of tips for all the moms and dads out there who need a little help getting through the next few months with their sanity intact.
Tip #1: Invest in a good pair of ear plugs. Because your kids are going to be fighting all the time, which is awesome. #Not
Tip #2: Prepare yourself for lots of crappy TV shows. "Because if I have to watch another 'Camp Kikiwaka' or 'Thundermans,' I'm gonna lose it," she explains. She may have already lost it, since "Camp Kikiwaka" is actually called "Bunk'd." I totally have that theme song stuck in my head now, don't you?
Tip #3: Divide and conquer. Which basically means calling a family time-out and sending everyone to separate locations around the house "because survival cannot happen if you allow them to team up on you." She's so right! As long as I get the family room with the good TV, I'm all for this one.
Tip #4: Stock up on wine. Um, right on top of that, Rose! You don't have to tell me twice.
Tip #5: Stock up on snacks. "My children have eaten absolutely everything in my home" she says. "And I grocery shopped, like, a day ago." #Relatable
Which brings us to Tip #6: Get a lock for your pantry door, because it's the visual equivalent of screaming, "Get out of here! You're not hungry!" Genius! We never get to find out if there's a Tip #7, however, because Masony's daughter suddenly busts into her office to snitch on one of her siblings.
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We're thinking she should probably spring for a lock on that door, too.
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.