I think it’s safe to say this year was weird as fuck. With the pandemic and general shutdown of the world, parents had it harder than ever with distance learning, loss of any routine, and having to mitigate the psychological trauma. This all happened without babysitters, without friends to keep our kids occupied, and without even the ability to get away for a cup of coffee in many cases. Strange times indeed.
Not to say that everyone didn’t have it rough, but certainly for the majority of parents, being thrown into the role of homeschool teacher was an added source of stress in an already shitty scenario. On top of financial stress and general uncertainty, having to wade your way through 4th grade math (or whatever other heathenish tasks you were burdened with) just added insult to injury.
For this reason, this summer break is giving us all the mixed feels. Are we happy to have a summer where things aren’t quite back to normal? Are we relieved to not be homeschooling? Are we scared of the whole world? Asking from moment to moment might elicit vastly different responses. 2020 is a real rollercoaster ride.
11 Relatable Tweets About Our Mixed Feelings Towards Summer Break This Year
1. Is this fear or relief I’m feeling?
Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the summer break beyond homeschool.
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) May 22, 2020
2. Never saw this coming, and yet here we are.
I’m actually looking forward to summer break after all the homeschooling.
— Jordyn Armour (@survivingmommy_) May 28, 2020
3. OK, FINE, I’LL DEAL WITH THEM ALL DAY AS LONG AS THERE’S NO LONG DIVISION!
Me, after 8349 days of homeschooling praying that the gods of summer break hurry the hell up pic.twitter.com/7gCrY7gO4K
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) May 17, 2020
4. I did a fantastic job this year, though.
Last day of school so if you need me I’ll be picking myself out a nice teacher appreciation gift.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) June 9, 2020
5. Seriously, just flap your gums at anyone BUT me.
School's almost out for summer and I just bought my kid an echo dot Alexa thing because he's going to need someone else to talk to while I work.
— Aileen Weintraub (@AileenWeintraub) May 28, 2020
6. Pandemic sorcery is subtle, yet effective.
If one good thing came from coronavirus it’s that I keep using school as an excuse to put my kids in bed early & it works bc none of them seem to realize summer break started over a week ago lmao
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) June 13, 2020
7. Everyday I wasn’t drunk by 10am was a win.
The kids report cards are coming out today so I'm excited to see how I did.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) June 10, 2020
I hate it when you're burned out from a long summer with the kids, but then you realize it's only June of 2020, your kids are still "in school" distance learning, and summer hasn't even technically started yet.
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) June 14, 2020
I’m so glad that it’s summer break now so my kids can stop bitching about school work and start bitching about being bored.
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) June 13, 2020
10. 10 muthafuggin’ stars, yo!
This summer, our favorite family activity will be not doing distance learning.
— HowToBeADad (@HowToBeADad) June 10, 2020
11. *Everything sucks in pandemic*
I don’t know what terrifies me more. The homeschooling we’ve been doing or summer break.
— Deva Dalporto (@mylifesuckers) May 21, 2020
I guess at the very least, we’ll be glad to have the opportunity to ditch the “distance learning” hats from our already woefully overburdened heads. Lord knows our necks could use a break.
As for those just trying to keep their kids busy and occupied for all waking ours in a world that hasn’t quite opened back up? The struggle is real and definitely felt by all. Finger’s crossed some sense of normalcy will return in the coming months. Until then… happy summer?