I Love/Hate Summer

As of Saturday, Summer is officially here (as if it wasn’t already by the temperatures).  Summer and I have always had a strained relationship.  When I was a kid, summer wasn’t fun for me – my family never really went on vacations, and there was no pool nearby that we belonged to.  Plus, I was a bit of a nerd – I actually really enjoyed school and missed it during the summer.  I know, I know.  Lame.  Honestly, I usually spent most of the summer reading.  Boring, I know.  Now that I’m older, summer is a bit better for me, and there are things about it that I appreciate.  There are also things I still hate.

Abbie Glitter Sunnies

Why I LOVE Summer:

  • Being outside early in the morning or after dark is perfect.
  • Pool time – does that really need an explanation?
  • No coats and scarves to worry about
  • Taking kids to the playground is easy, fun, and wears them out!
  • It stays light out longer (Although this would be a con if Abbie’s room didn’t have blackout curtains!)
  • Summer clothes are so much easier to dress in.  Dresses?  Yes Please!
  • Flip Flops are the best footwear ever invented.
  • Everyone seems to have so much more free time.
  • Summer Concerts are pretty amazing.
  • Way more fruits and veggies are in season, making it easier to eat healthy
  • Iced coffee is delicious.
  • Independence Day!
  • Water parks are pretty amazing places.
  • Kids are out of school, so the traffic is better.
  • Summer Festivals have all kinds of cool things to do and discover.

Why I HATE Summer:

  • Sunburns are the worst, and I somehow get burned EVERY year.
  • Bugs are out in full force.  I’ve been known to have my entire leg covered in bug bites.
  • The humidity in Virginia is the worst.  Living next to an ocean will do that for you.
  • It often gets in the 90s and 100s during the summer in Virginia – combined with the humidity, it’s miserable.
  • I kind of hate sweating.
  • Your car seats nearly burn your legs as you get in the car.
  • Shaving your legs all the time is a pain.
  • Being outside in the middle of the afternoon is WAY too hot, unless you’re in the pool
  • Air conditioning has to run all the time…it’s a necessary evil.
  • There’s no football on.  To be fair, I have this problem with Spring too…
  • It seems odd to drink hot coffee.
  • Fireworks in our neighborhood wake Abbie up.  Not cool.
  • Kids are out of school, so instead they’re playing in the middle of the street.

Anything you’d add to my lists?

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14 Responses

  1. I too LOVE reading in the summer as a kid! I have a love hate/relationship with summer… I’m always ready for the warm weather after winter but then it just get sooooo HOT and then I’m over it. I wish it was just spring year round! 🙂

  2. Oh, the mosquitoes are killer right now! I love summer, but I have a hard time working through the summer. I just want summer break like we used to get! I guess that’s what maternity leave is for, right? 🙂

  3. Ugh, the kids playing in the street. Though we have that during the school year, too. Ugh. Summer would be a lot more fun if I didn’t have to work and wear business casual 😉

    1. So true. And I guess we have kids playing in the street during the year too, but it just seems like more of them during summer!

  4. Bahahaha, I love both lists so much!!! I live in South Texas so I feel ya on the heat and humidity 😛

    1. I still can’t understand how you live without it…it’s kind of a given here. I would be miserable without it!

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