This situation should be familiar to most parents. You’ve just gotten through the demanding family weekend and kept the kids busy for almost 48 hours – and just before the crime scene’s tune sounds Sunday night in the first, the kids let the bomb explode: “Mom, Dad, we’re going to school tomorrow and by the way. ! ” And then you sit as a parent at home on the couch in the middle of half-empty packages of chips and stuffed animals full of crumbs and you are close to ultimate despair, like the following 12 mothers and fathers who are probably still looking for dandelions, toilet paper rolls and unicorn dust.
# 1: Wonderful helpfulness, right?
Sunday evening 20.45. The third year stood right out of bed and joined us. “It dawned on me that we should take dandelions to school tomorrow. And because not everyone has a garden, I said I bring 5 with me. Must be rooted. Thanks!”
– onecasefullcolorful (@onecasefull) May 9, 2021
# 2: It was not for nothing
Alien: “Earthman! Give us 5 liters of glue, 5 kilos of drawing paper, 5 chestnuts and a seed heart, otherwise we will destroy your planet!”
Normal human being: “We are all going to die!”
Parents of school-age children: “Here. But next time you will tell me. Okay honey? “
– Gebbi Gibson (@GebbiGibson) November 26, 2019
# 3: What with a healthy diet does not apply to parents
First, they give lectures on healthy eating at school, and then the children have to bring an empty Pringles can to art. Aha.
– Orrrr, Anne! 🍓 (@erdbeeretta) February 8, 2015
# 4: Sometimes only prayer helps
For every empty roll of toilet paper I throw away, I take a break and think about the parents who have just found out that their child will need ten such rolls for needlework at school tomorrow.
– Cottage Cheese Croquettes (🏡) (@anneschuessler) September 8, 2019
# 5: Oh, if only that was it
When the child mentions in the morning, 30 seconds before going to school, that he should also have a large cloth bag and a clean jam jar. Handmade and mouth blown.
You know it!
– mother_on_action (@FlavorZQueen) March 23, 2018
# 6: Back then, toilet paper was more valuable than gold
K2: “I have to use an empty toilet paper roll in kindergarten tomorrow.”
OK well, random is currently empty.
K1: “But we have to bring 5 (!!!) to school the day after tomorrow!”
Who invents it? 😩
– Flow 🇺🇦 (@ Caethan13) January 30, 2019
# 7: No problem, but where do we get cookies from now on?
The daughter must bring biscuits, rubber boots and a particle accelerator to school tomorrow.
– 👻Dear Helena👻 (@SchlimmeHelena) January 12, 2016
# 8: You just can not please some people …
The child must bring something “typical of South America” to the daycare, but a bag of cola and a bottle of cachaca is wrong again!
– Frollein van Boulette (@Frollein_van_B) November 28, 2014
# 9: Do we actually grow five different trees?
The 7-year-old: “By the way, we’re supposed to have five magazines in school tomorrow! Five different ones!”
Of course, there is no better time to say it than in the evening when it is dark and raining outside.
– Gasseren (@magdasWasser) October 12, 2021
# 10: It’s just not easy
The child needs shoe boxes to make and I am willing to sacrifice.
The shoe rack is full, but everything for the child.
– Lilli Marlene (@MarleneHellene) July 25, 2017
# 11: Better sweet than sour
Q2: Do we have a staff?
Me: What kind of stick?
K2: For handicrafts.
Me: No, we do not have staff.
K2: Oh, then we’ll go out and eat Chinese again!
As soon as the restaurants are open again, a table will be reserved. My child has to make crafts!
– Mr Moneypenny ™ ️ (@ MrMoneypenny78) November 16, 2020
# 12: Perfect timing
Me as a child:
“Mamaaaaa I need 3 kg of uranium, 2 Yetis and 4 empty toilet paper rolls for the workshop tomorrow!”
Mom: “How long have you known that?”
“… Three weeks”
– snowi🖤 (@diesesnowy) May 23, 2019
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