Low battery

The weekend cannot come fast enough for these hilariously tired tots.

You know that feeling: when you look at your calendar, phone, or car’s dashboard display and think: “How on earth is it not the weekend yet?”

With a whole day left to go before we can stare at our smartphones or Facebook news feeds without also having work to do, the weekend can feel like a long way off. But spare a thought for these kids in Japan, who couldn’t even make it to the end of the day, let alone the week.

Popular Twitter hashtag “#我が子の電池切れ画像” (roughly “pics of my kid with zero battery”) has been around for a while now, but continues to provide us with stacks of hilarious cute images of kids who just couldn’t keep their eyes open.

So, with just under a day left until the weekend, we present for your amusement and delectation: 18 Japanese kids who are in dire need of a recharge. Enjoy!

1. This kid is done.

2. So is this guy.

https://twitter.com/meshimama/status/723367141408305157

3. The fun was too great.

https://twitter.com/slowlove_china/status/716589694662737920

4. “Mother, I am done with this beach. You may carry me home now.”

5. Also done.

6. This kid plays way harder than you do.

7. “No battery. Much recharge via face.”

https://twitter.com/baer1110/status/717241567434698752

8. “Enough snow for today, little guy?”

9. The dangers of rainbow milk.

https://twitter.com/YuriYurimikoto/status/720560114621526016

10. “Must…reach…trucks…”

https://twitter.com/yosoxtam/status/696875582924001280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

11. “Please connect a power source.”

12. Some children come equipped with solar panels, but recharging can take time.

13. “Entering hibernation mode.”

https://twitter.com/ryuzakiakane/status/707392199403577344

14. Sleeping makes you 大 (big)

15. Forward planning.

16. “Curse you, tequila…”

17 & 18. Backup power also depleted…


Ganbare, kids. It’s almost the weekend!

Featured image: Twitter/1, 2, 3