Day going too well? Leather interior of your car looking too pristine? Why not round up the kids and give them a nice coating of sunscreen? Here are 10 hilarious tweets from parents who we assume are counting down the days until fall.
First, a fair warning.
Before you have kids someone should be required to tell you how many hours of your life will be spent applying sunscreen.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) June 17, 2017
First tip, get a head start the night before.
I cherish time with my kids. The best part of my day is the four hours I spend putting sunscreen on a toddler.
— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) June 17, 2016
There are ways around having to do it…
Sometimes I take my kid to daycare just so they’ll put sunscreen on him…then we go to the pool
— prints paul (@PrintsPaul) July 16, 2018
…but remember, you signed up for this.
Instructor: Welcome to our Summer with Kids Preparedness class. Our first lesson is how to apply sunscreen. Everyone grab an angry raccoon.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) August 2, 2016
Your kids aren’t gonna like it…
The face my kids make when I’m about to sunscreen their faces is the same face I make when wooden logs start rolling off an 18 wheeler that’s in front of me on the highway
— Yaron Melman (@NrouteHQ) July 19, 2018
…even if you let them do it themselves.
Lord of the Flies is loosely based on the time I let my kids put sunscreen on by themselves.
— The Dad (@thedad) June 22, 2018
Just be sure to rub it in.
My kids Face is bone white from sunscreen and he just ate a plate of French fries with loads of ketchup. Now he’s running around the beach looking like the joker.
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) June 9, 2018
Sure, they’ll return the favor…
My prospects for being cared for in old age are pretty grim, if the effort my kids make putting sunscreen on my back is any indicator.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) August 8, 2017
…but in their own brutal way.
My 8yo was putting sunscreen on my back and said “it feels like I’m rubbing a pig”, in case anyone wonders why I’m drunk later.
— Katie Didn’t (@Pork_Chop_Hair) June 2, 2018
But if all of this seems overwhelming, remember, there is one way out:
Save money on sunscreen and outdoor toys. Raise your kids Goth.
— …And Justin For All (@Staggfilms) May 22, 2018