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This Funny Mom's Cartoons Nail What The Summer Is Like For Parents

When does school start again?

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Adrienne Hedger is a Southern California-based cartoonist whose work makes painfully clear that — for all the struggles of parenting during the school year — the summer offers its own set of challenges.

Hedger/Suzanne Kearns, Writer / Via Facebook: susannemkerns

Like blowing up inflatable toys:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

Fighting over summer camp:

Hedger/So-So Mom / Via Facebook: UnremarkableFiles

Trying to get your kid to do SOMETHING productive:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

And, of course, listening to all of the whining:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

Hedger gets most of her inspiration from the summers (past and present) she's spent with her daughters, ages 15 and 12.

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

Hedger tells BuzzFeed, "My younger daughter sees summer as a time to let all personal hygiene go."

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

"She also dreams up the craziest activities, like mixing every item she can find in the pantry, or seeing what happens if she tries to somersault down the stairs."

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

"My teenager, meanwhile, can barely function before 10 a.m. One summer we went on a vacation to Yellowstone National Park and we kept getting up at 5:00 a.m. to go look at wildlife. She barely survived that trip."

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

As Hedger's Yellowstone trip story suggests, summer vacations with kids can be as maddening as staying home:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

Gotta love those trips to theme parks:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

For all the summer struggles, though, there are lots of fun/funny moments. Like watching your kid try to "dive":

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

And a lot of really cute moments too:

Adrienne Hedger / Via Facebook: HedgerHumor

In the end, Hedger says she hopes her cartoons give parents a Iaugh when they need it most. "As parents, we’re all struggling with the same basic issues. We’re all in it together."

Hedger/Unremarkable Files / Via Facebook: UnremarkableFiles

You can check out more of Hedger's cartoons on Instagram and Facebook.

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