Our Photos of Parent Fails & Genius Wins While Quarantining
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So uncertain right now. Unpredictable. Crazy. Not at all normal (like Collin already shared). What is normal anyway?! One thing is for sure… we are all doing the very best that we can during such drastic circumstances, but sometimes it’s hard to not feel alone or wonder, “Is my family the only one who does this?!” 🤔
While you certainly are not alone, sometimes you need picture proof or a good laugh from others, so we’ve put together some funny fails and genius wins that our readers shared since quarantining (along with some Hip2Save team moments).
We hope you enjoy, and thank you again to all of our valued readers who allowed us to share their real-life moments and photos – we’re thankful for all of you, always! 💛
Favorite & funny Hip Team moments:
“I never realized how loudly one could sip coffee until suddenly my hubby and I had to work next to each other. LOL! Love him regardless though!” – Lina
“We’ve all been suffering from our bulldog’s horrific smelling farts (more than usual). Thank goodness for candles so it doesn’t always smell like a rotten egg salad sandwich.” – Taylor
“So thankful that this kept them busy for the day!” – Lina
Hip Tip: Here’s a bunch of other fun things Lina and her family have been doing to stay busy while quarantined.
“Anyone else literally feel hangry all the time? I feel like I set off to do something important and productive and then the next thing I know, I’m in the kitchen eating a piece of cake. #hangryproblems
To be honest though, I have really enjoyed the fact that I am baking and cooking meals so much more now. My family is gathering in the kitchen often, and we are actually sitting down for family dinner instead of eating on the run or eating at different times like we often did back before this new “normal”. The conversations we have at the dinner table are so real and so fun. It definitely reminds me to not take the simple things like eating with my family for granted.” ❤️ – Collin
“My son has been obsessing over a dog he saw on a rescue site…I told him no more dogs, so he switched to more subtle tactics like hanging photo prints of the dog all throughout the house. 😬 ” – Michelle
Genius reader WINS:
“Definitely a mom win – Magnatiles on the garage door + matching outfit + great weather.” – Pooja
“We wiped the handles off before we touched it, but he had a blast for about $1.50. And bonus, my car mats are sparkling now.” – Stephanie
“Did a driving scavenger hunt and did drive-by visits to all of the grandparents!” – Amanda
“My son requested his food be in the shape of a school bus. And what else am I going to do…???” – Lauren
Hip Tip: Want to get even more crafty at home? Check out these science and craft kits for kids that our team loves!
“Frozen yoga for the win!” – Lisa
“I’ve reached the point in quarantine where it seemed like walking the cat would be a good idea.” – Sarah
Funny reader FAILS:
“My husband has a super strict ‘NO KIDS IN THE OFFICE’ rule. I’ve never whisper-screamed more in my whole life.” – Wendy
“Day one.” – Nicole
“My kids dumped out every LEGO we owned, except it kept them busy for several hours, soooo…” – Samantha
“Trying to work with the 4 legged kid.” – Stephanie
“Son said he needed to get away from me. This is where I found him.” – Heather
“We did a puzzle…at 6 AM…” – Amber
Hip Tip: Need more game ideas? Here’s a list of our favorite board games.
“She got into my makeup last night.” – Patty
“#homeschooling” – Rachel
Hip Tip: Speaking of chalk… check out this 3 ingredient puffy sidewalk paint that Lina made.
“Our son thought it was going to be like Spring Break until Dad put him to work. LOL!” – Audrea