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.
We're thinking she should probably spring for a lock on that door, too.