Millions of parents are trapped – in a confined space, 24/7 – with their stroppy, hormonal offspring.
We don't expect one hour of daily outdoor exercise ever looked so good!
For the other 23 hours of the day, Twitter has become a lifeline for parens of teens, keen to share their teenage tales of woe with others suffering from the same affliction.
Here, we've rounded up the most hilarious tweets from week two of lockdown.
#Homeschooling2020 with a teen - and this is the second of many many glasses. Someone tell my please why the #lockdown meant not only loss of liberty but also career pivot into yr 10 teacher?? 🙄 pic.twitter.com/6k4da7EEwB
— J Porter-Robinson aka Jupper (@j_EY_pr) April 3, 2020
Be honest. Is yr cocktail hr getting earlier every day? One of my girlfriends has home schooled her teenagers on how to mix her martinis. A very important life skill! What is your top tipple? Or rather, quarantini. #lockdown (thx @DanniIMinogue for sending me this) pic.twitter.com/kF8fxefBdq
— Kathy Lette (@KathyLette) April 3, 2020
Grant me the serenity to take the milk carton back from the teenagers bedroom quietly
The courage to use it for my tea after he's swigged from it all night
And the wisdom not to scream at the little tit
Mmm.. Warm milk in my tea#lockdown
— Alcoholic Dad🏴🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@AlcoholicDad4) April 4, 2020
— Lucy Griffiths (@LucyGriff76) April 4, 2020
Lockdown with teenagers! 😱
— carol 🌸💐🌞🦋 (@CarolN657) April 6, 2020
I'm sure nothing will go wrong with a teenager and a harmonica in lockdown.
— Mike Wuerthele (@Mike_Wuerthele) April 6, 2020
— Kim Edwards-Buarque (@Kimedbu) April 6, 2020
Lockdown haircuts are not going well
Listening to Neighbours attempting to give a teenage boy a lockdown haircut. It's not going well.
— Fiona Duggan (@fionaduggan) April 6, 2020
With #hairdressers across the land shut & teenage son desperately needing a #haircut, I spent an hour trimming & fading his hair exactly how he likes it, only for his dad to come along to ‘tidy it up’ & basically giving him equivalent of a bowl cut! #homehaircut #fail
— Sabiha Ahmad (@SabihaAhmad) April 5, 2020
What’s your secret?! My teenager has turned into a hermit - outside bad, inside good!! Will be exiting lockdown with rickets and a Vitamin D deficiency at this rate 😣
— Lara Bradford (@larabradford) April 6, 2020
Lockdown day #? and son has made a cocoon to live in. He’ll emerge as a spotty teenager or butterfly when we are released from this madness pic.twitter.com/onUSxo6EfT
— Hannah Mundell 💚 (@han_dall) April 6, 2020
We're running out of snacks – fast!
#Lockdown has made me realise how much my teenagers eat!
— Margie. (@margiedgander) April 6, 2020
We need the lockdown regulations to be amended to include times people can open the fridge. Especially teenagers 😂😂😂😂😂 Ayi ngeke, schools must open now. pic.twitter.com/CbzIm9kXmS
— Velempini Ndlovu (@VelempiniN) April 6, 2020
My teenager has turned into a hermit – outside bad, inside good!! Will be exiting lockdown with rickets and a Vitamin D deficiency.
3 teenage lads of lockdown. Food bill trebled.
Going through 6 pints of milk a day 😂🤦🏼♂️
— Ilson Slater (@IlkestonisGod) April 6, 2020
My teenager is taking lockdown very seriously indeed. He's being very strict about staying in his room and is only making essential journeys. Which as it stands are to the fridge and the toilet.
— Susan Jean Low (@SusiejeanLow) April 5, 2020
edgy teenagers in 20 years will b like i was born in the wrong time! i wish i’d been around for the lockdown where i could truly just be alone !
— libby 🐸 (@libminz) April 6, 2020
Day 27 without sports:
Some teenager has appeared on my couch. Apparently I have a child.
She seems nice.
— 🇨🇦The Canadude on lockdown🇨🇦 (@TheCanadude) April 5, 2020
"They're COVID vampires!"
Hardly seen me two teenage daughters since lockdown, they're up all night watching films or gaming then in bed all day, I even call them the covid vampires now 🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷
— DeanOoOo (@DeanOoOo9) April 5, 2020
Anyone else have that one teenager who doesn’t think the damn quarantine/lockdown doesn’t include them? pic.twitter.com/yKaG6xdnrf
— The Too Isolated to be Angry Ginger! (@s7evendaysageek) April 5, 2020
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