Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 4-10
It’s the last month of summer, but there’s still time for family vacations—including incredibly lengthy ones, apparently, and ones that require the home cooking you thought you were getting a break from. If you don’t want to deal with dishes after dinner, take a page from @citymomsecrets book and let the kids eat off your lap.
I just booked my very first house-cleaning service…looking forward to some mommy help #momlife
— Nichelle N. Pace (@STYLEMOM) August 7, 2014
What took you so long?
Ooh, let’s make a T-shirt out of this one! #PregnancyProblems
After hours of shit traffic and a toddler I decide to put my feet up and let Max have spaghetti on the couch. Not… http://t.co/v0i4zQdE3E
— Stephanie Barnhart (@citymomsecrets) August 7, 2014
At least there were no dishes to wash, right? Follow the link to see @citymomsecrets as a human buffet.
You can get your screaming kids to read everywhere, too by following these tips to encourage reading for fun!
Vacation=I don’t make dinner. Family trip=I make dinner for everyone in a rental house kitchen. At least the wine is cold. #familytravel
— MannahattaMamma (@mannahattamamma) August 5, 2014
Every cloud has a
chardonnay silver lining.
Dear Ebola: Please stop giving my mom statistically low-likelihood events to lose sleep over and call me about.
— Charlie O’Donnell (@ceonyc) August 4, 2014
You’ll always be her baby! …who is susceptible to rare, life-threatening diseases.
Tonight I made the dreaded “No TV or iPad tomorrow” punishment. Which, of course, means I will suffer way worse than my children.
— Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts) August 5, 2014
Our sympathy; been there, done that. #MomentOfWeakness
I have no patience for people who have no patience for kids.
— Professional Dad (@AmateurIdiot) August 4, 2014
You tell ‘em, @AmateurIdiot.
“Well I’ll just spit on it & then you can’t eat it either” ~ My 7 yr old when her brother wouldn’t share his ice cream. #AndSheDid
— Susan Pazera (@SusanPazera) August 4, 2014
“mom let’s go we’re gonna be late.” “I’m ready to go, let’s go.” My mother was actually scrubbing a pot in the sink while she said that.
— Mike Byhoff (@mbyhoff) August 4, 2014
Maybe you should have offered to help with the dishes, @mbyhoff!
Daughter just went for a cheerio that dropped on the floor. Told her “no, dirty,” then when she wasn’t looking, I ate it. #howtodad
— Peter Shankman (@petershankman) August 4, 2014
“When you’re old enough, I’ll teach you about the five second rule.”
23 days might be too long for a family vacation.
— Rebecca Land Soodak (@RLSoo) August 6, 2014
We applaud you for undertaking such an ambitious adventure, @RLSoo. Wow.
We hope you all survive your family trips! To capture the memories in all their glory, create a vacation scrapbook full of photos and mementos. For inspiration, see these tips from two pros—at scrapbooking and at parenting—on how to get started.
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