10 Ways My Spring Break as a Parent Reminds Me of Spring Break in College

My kids’ schools are on Spring Break this week — and it’s occurred to me that experiencing Spring Break as a parent is surprisingly similar to those I enjoyed as a college co-ed. Check it out…

  1. I’m surrounded by young people who scream incoherently.
  2. By the time I go to bed, my head is pounding.
  3. There are times I look down and realize I am covered in other people’s food, drink and bodily fluids.
  4. I’m spending too much money to keep us entertained.
  5. I don’t get a single good night’s sleep.
  6. I find myself telling a young lady: “Close your legs and stop showing everyone your underwear!”
  7. The contents of my purse have been known to mysteriously go missing.
  8. I’m keeping company with people who chug out of plastic cups.
  9. I am completely unproductive.
  10. It seems shirts are always getting wet.

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.