Any mom who has taken their young children on vacation knows that there is really no “vacationing” to be had. While the kids frolic in the pool, constantly asking for snacks as the husband golfs or falls asleep on a deck chair after one too many adult beverages, mom is left doing all the work.
In the video, Wolfe jumps from different perspectives of a mom on vacation from those moments when everything seems worth it to those late nights when the kids won’t sleep and the thought of leaving early and heading home doesn’t seem so bad.
“I’m having so much fun, I’m so glad we did this. Traveling with a toddler is hard, but it’s worth it,” she begins in her parody video.
She then cuts to later that same day when she appears stressed beyond measure sitting outside the family hotel room.
“She’s not down yet. That’s why I’m sitting here. IT’S NOT DARK ENOUGH!” she yells, an obvious nod to every mom regretting doing blackout curtains in their house because it just does not hit the same while traveling.
Wolfe continues to switch between trying to convince herself that the vacation with her toddler was totally “worth it” while also having that “Why the f**k did we do this” moment.
She goes from, “No, the sippy with the straw! It’s her sippy or she’s not going to go to sleep. Son of a b****!” to “This is why we do it...memories!”
“We have to leave brunch RIGHT NOW,” she screams.
“I just need… a moment,” she says exasperated from the never-ending demands of toddlers.
Wolfe’s parody then spirals with her thoughts turning from moments about sippy cups and blackout curtains to her entire worth and motherhood capabilities.
“I’m not good at this!” she says.
Wolfe’s Reel — which now has over 1 million views — was flooded with comments from other moms who found her depiction of parenting on vacation totally accurate.
“Vacations = no children. It’s a “Trip” when kids come along 😂” one user wrote.
Another joked, “This is why I take a lot of nice photos of my kids on vacation so I can falsely remember that I enjoyed every second of it.”
One mom gave the rest of us hope, swearing that it all gets easier when kids get a little older.
“On vacation with 4 and 8 right now, finally through the toddler stage and THRIVING. Have fun in the pool guys, I’ll be over here reading 😎,” they wrote.
Here’s to all the moms out there who are ready to take on a family vacation this summer. May the odds be ever in your family, and just think...memories!