Welcome to summer as a parent. If this isn’t your first rodeo, welcome back! You have probably realized by now that the vacation part of your «summer vacation» has disappeared. Sure, it technically stop after you finished school, but the summer still always felt like a time when you could get away. Well, you can’t get away from being a parent. Maybe for a week or two if you can drop them off with the grandparents, but you are on the clock 24-7, baby. Mimosas for breakfast and tanning on the beach? More like breastfeeding in the morning and running around making sure your kids are ok on the beach. We might be making this sound like it sucks, but once you’re a parent it’s just different. It’s hard to explain. Sure, you’re exhausted and still need time to yourself, but there’s something about seeing your kids have summertime moments that alter their brain chemistry forever in the most positive way, it makes it all worth it. Where my mamas and papas at?! You get it. These memes are for you.