Today is the start of summer for my family: the last day of school! Instead of featuring one blogger this week, I asked for your thoughts about summer over on my facebook page. If you come across someone new to you, go meet them!
I dread everything about summer -the kids home, the heat, the obnoxious, unsupervised big kids at the pool, having to shave every day… it all sucks. -Evin, Food Good, Laundry Bad
Summer makes me realize that I was wrong when I assumed I’d start liking other people’s kids when I had my own. All the neighborhood kids start coming out of the woodwork, and I find myself cursing the idea that some of them will likely someday be Runt’s friends. -Aramelle, One Wheeler’s World
Summer makes me hate the ice cream truck! Why does it only come in my neighborhood AT DINNERTIME? And why do my children insist on making me (over)pay for similar ice cream pops that we already have in our freezer? -Sarah, In the Trenches of Mommyhood
Summer time has its ups and downs. It frees up a lot of time to get out and do more family things, but it also stresses me out because the kids can’t seem to do anything without arguing and/or tattling! Maybe I will just lock them all in the closet this year and let them fight it out! ha! -Deanna, Madam Sarcasm
I usually do not look forward to summer break because having the kids home all day, every day gets monotonous. But this year I’m feeling differently due to all the stress we’ve had this spring. So now I’m looking forward to no pressure aspect of summer. But I’m NOT looking forward to the ice cream truck! -Jennifer, Just Jennifer
This summer means working harder than I should for way less money than I should, humidity that makes my hair untamable, and that oh so sexy leg stubble–because I CAN’T bring myself to shave everyday! -Amanda, Life According to Amanda
Summer is my least favorite season because: it takes approximately 2.7 hours after the last day of school for my kids to start whining, “We’re bored!”. Then there’s the constant running in and out of the house, endless begging to buy a treat from the ice cream truck, not to mention the heat and humidity. I’m already looking forward to fall. -Shannon, Welcome to the Nuthouse
I love the idea of summer. I love my kids being home and free to be kids. I do not love the uber heat that Texas has. I do love the lake, our boat, swimming pools and grilling our dinner. -Jamie Anne, A Dash of Domestic
I’m a complete summer girl, but I don’t look forward to the humidity or wearing shorts. -Kim, Mama’s Monologues
I love that we don’t have to wake up early for school, but I hate that the sun goes down so late, making the kids think they need to stay up later. It cuts way into my “me time” and I end up going to bed too late! -Greta, G*funk*ified
Summer to me means a chance to catch up with all my teacher friends. It also means my kids can shred my house at the exact same rate as I can clean it. I call this state “crapulibrium!” -Nicole, Modified Mamas
Summer just reminds me that I’m not the typical 24-year-old. No more margaritas pool side or cute two pieces. I miss being able to lay by the water with a book. Now I’m In the kiddie pool, getting splashed. Bittersweet! -Sam, My Life as Wife
What is your summer truth?