I absolutely love summer. Long nights and lots of fun are what I think about when I hear summer. A highlight of summer is when we go on our annual family vacation to Wildwood, NJ. I count the days until we get there, and am completely sad when it’s all over. This past summer was neat because, for the first time, we took a trip to visit friends in Wisconsin. So I should really not want summer to end because of all the fun things we did.
But there are definitely things I won’t miss about summer, and I thought I would share them with everyone. So, in no particular order:
*Cutting the grass We don’t have an over amount of grass to cut, but it still gets tedious.
*Mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies As a former natural redhead, I seem to have something in my blood or skin that attracts these things with a vengeance. I won’t miss the bites one bit.
*Having the windows closed and the air conditioning running continuously I love Fall with semi-warm days and crisp cool nights. Sleeping with the window open is very relaxing to me, and I sleep better when it’s cool in our bedroom.
*My kids fighting all the time Do I really need to explain this one?
*Having to work when it’s a beautiful day outside(I still have to work all year, but it seems harder to tolerate during the summer) Again, I don’t think an explanation is necessary. In my line of work, I have come to terms that I will have to work nights, weekends, and most holidays.
*Not having family meals I miss being able to connect more with my husband and kids, and eating dinner together was a great way to do it. With baseball season back in full swing, we are not home most nights.
*Having to shave my legs everyday because of wearing shorts Two words: sensitive skin. Enough said.
*Pulling weeds We have mutant weeds. I am not kidding. They take root quickly, and fight fiercely not to come out of the ground.
*Sweating I dislike having to shower more than once per day, and summer sometime necessitates more than one in a day. Waste of time and water.
*Having them play the same movie over and over on the TV Summer TV is always bad, but when they play the same movie back to back to back, its torture.
*People’s need to drive through our neighborhood when their windows down and music blasting I know we did this when we were kids, so maybe I am just getting old.
I think it’s amazing that I even have a list like this, considering how much I look forward to the warmer weather. I think we are pretty lucky with our weather in the area we live in, so I shouldn’t complain the way I do. If it was up to me, I’d go from Spring to Fall, then back to Spring again.
So tell me, what won’t you miss about summer?