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.
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.”
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.
There’s a schedule that I have to follow. I just want to yell, “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.
Math class is figuring out how much money I have to spend on souvenirs.
P.E. is that random hike that my sister wants to take when I’d rather sleep.
Museums are history class.
Art class consists of getting really creative with my makeup since I left most of it at home.
French class includes talking to some hot French dude.
And just like my French grade, I fail miserably.
It’s not all bad though. There can be some great family togetherness.
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.
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.
I just hope that my dad doesn’t attempt the local accent.
Do you look forward to family vacation or do you dread it? What was your last family vacation like? Tell us in the comments!