BuzzFeed 14 “Vacations” Parents Take Every Day

Going to the supermarket without your kids feels like a week in Jamaica.

<h1>When you're the first person in your family to wake up.</h1>

When you're the first person in your family to wake up.

Those eight minutes before your kids come barreling into the kitchen asking for breakfast are yours and yours alone!

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<h1>Pumping gas.</h1>

Pumping gas.

The 90 seconds when your kids are inside the car and you're outside of it offer a wonderful chance to unwind. Take a deep breath (but not too deep because, you know, gas) and let your troubles fade away.

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<h1>Being on hold with the bank.</h1>

Being on hold with the bank.

Your kids <i>generally</i> know to leave you alone when you're on the phone, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the feedback-y version of "Waterfalls."

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<h1>Waiting in line without your kids.</h1>

Waiting in line without your kids.

That long line at the pharmacy is a welcome respite from the world if your kids are at home with someone else. Enjoy the piped-in 90s soft rock as it drowns out the persistent cough of the guy behind you!

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