GIF My Life: Family Vacations

We either look forward to upcoming family vacations or we straight up dread them. There’s rarely an in-between, right? Whether you’re traveling to another country, another state, or another region, family vacations aren’t without their fair share of drama, confusion and conflict. Sure, there’s some great family moments, but usually that’s forgotten thanks to an argument about proper translations or how to read a map.

GIF Girl is no stranger to this kind of madness, so here’s her take on family vacations, in gifs!

When I’m on vacation, I imagine myself roaming a city and looking super fierce and being super independent. I know what sites I want to see, where I want to shop, what foods I want to eat; everything! I’m so ready.

angelina jolie walk

 

But then I’m forced back to reality and remember that this is a family vacation, full of cramped hotel rooms and my parents wearing outfits that scream “tourist.”

gravity falls tourist

 

And thanks to my parents freaking out about my safety, it’s almost as if I have less freedom on vacation than I do at home.

sad cat snow

 

There’s a schedule that I have to follow. I just want to yell, “TIME OUT!”

do the right thing time out

“CAN I PLAN SOMETHING FOR MYSELF? I’M NOT GOING TO GET LOST. I HAVE GPS!”

 

Haha nope. In a way it’s almost like school.

English class is my dad wondering why I didn’t bring a book for the long journey.

ain't nobody got time for that

 

Math class is figuring out how much money I have to spend on souvenirs. 

man counting money bread

 

P.E. is that random hike that my sister wants to take when I’d rather sleep.

sleepy black and white

 

Museums are history class.

ferris bueller museum

 

Art class consists of getting really creative with my makeup since I left most of it at home.

america's next top model bad makeup

 

French class includes talking to some hot French dude.

sailor moon heart eyes

 

And just like my French grade, I fail miserably.

fist bump fail

 

It’s not all bad though. There can be some great family togetherness.

skins gen 3 liv sister maude

 

But let’s be real, those sweet moments can be pretty fleeting and five minutes later my parents do something super embarrassing. In public, of course.

harry potter molly weasley arthur weasley family dance

 

But honestly, in the end I have to deal with the annoying factors of family vacation and take it for what it is. I should feel grateful that I’m on vacation in the first place.

harry potter weasley family

 

I just hope that my dad doesn’t attempt the local accent.

nicolas cage accent ello

Again.

 

Do you look forward to family vacation or do you dread it? What was your last family vacation like? Tell us in the comments!

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