We all do it, even though it sucks. Even though they'll meltdown about getting an ice cream and then have to poop. Taking the kids swimming is a shit-show for sure.
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20 Tweets About the Sh*t-Show of Taking Your Kids Swimming

We all do it, even though it sucks. Even though they'll meltdown about getting an ice cream and then have to poop. Taking the kids swimming is a shit-show for sure.

Do you know what the best thing is about having kids? Taking them swimming. I mean, you can’t beat it. The joy, the memories… THIS is why I became a parent, you say to yourself, when you’re on hour four of “watching this” and readjusting goggles and soothing tears because Johnny has way better goggles and “I’m hungry! These pretzels are soggy now because they got wet” and reapplying sunscreen to slippery eels who also have to poop right now.

It’s the best, isn’t it?

Especially if you have toddlers. Seriously. Who doesn’t want to spend 90 minutes getting ready to go to the pool for a half hour? And then spend that entire half hour frantically checking the swim diaper every other minute? Only to end your brief visit with meltdowns because “Samantha took my Barbie!” and “I want another ice cream” (after she dropped the last you one you bought).

Livin the dream right there.

So here are 20 very funny and relatable tweets from parents who get it—from applying sunscreen to forcing their own selves into bathing suits to the ratio of actually swimming vs. whining, snacking, peeing, and pooping. It’s all in here. So climb aboard your obnoxiously large turtle raft that it took you two hours to blow up and let’s do this.

See? You’re not alone. Whether you’re cleaning sand out of your toddler’s butt-crack or chlorine out of her hair, taking the kids swimming just sucks all around. But for some reason we all keep doing it. Because of love. Or desperation for some way to pass these endless summer days. But probably mostly love.

So we’ll see you there tomorrow. I’ll bring the juice boxes and a few water guns they’ll fight over. How about you bring some fruit they’ll refuse to eat? Cool.