This holiday season will be the first time my husband and I will be flying with our 2-year-old son, and we already know that we're going to be so. damn. tired. Children are wonderful, inquisitive beings, but somehow putting them on a flying bus or in a long car ride can take a normal travel experience and turn it into something else entirely (like hell). Thankfully, there's some humor to be found in these long travel days. If you're also gearing up to hit the road or the friendly (and hopefully tantrum-less) skies soon, check out these 12 tweets that sum up what it's like, for better or for worse.
The best way to travel with kids is not to.— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) October 18, 2016
90% of traveling with kids is finding bathrooms and snacks.— Beau Coffron (@lunchboxdad) December 1, 2017
Traveling by road w/ a 7 m.o. and a 2 y.o. isn’t all bad. I plan to do a car trip w/ them again, preferably after they graduate from college— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 27, 2012
I don't need a luggage tag for when I travel, because my Kids pop out of the suitcase as soon as it hits the conveyer belt. Hard to miss.— Faux Ma (@Faux_Ma) December 12, 2013
Traveling with a toddler... pic.twitter.com/z3u3NBjdNj— David Fowler #BlackLivesMatter (@davidfowl) December 6, 2017
I've been traveling with a toddler for five days. On day one I opened a blog post to read. On day five that tab is still open and the post unread.— Anna Rev (@revelinanna) December 4, 2017
A fun game to play with kids on long car rides is called "HEADPHONES."— RachRiot (@RachRiot) August 6, 2014
Vacation with kids is really just a relocation for all the yelling and whining.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) August 2, 2015
I'm back from a weekend away with the kids.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) August 2, 2015
Notice I did not use the word "vacation"?
That was deliberate.
Do you have to pee before we go?— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) June 27, 2016
Why don't you just try?
[backs out of driveway]
I PEED IN MY PANTS
Not one parent at the airport with their children last night looked like they were gonna enjoy their holiday— Fraser (@CondimentWords) July 14, 2017