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Top 10 Signs Your Children Are On Summer Break

Top 10 Signs Your Children Are On Summer Break

by Gina Valley

Does every faucet in your home have remnants of a water balloon attached to it?

Has the noise level near you risen to unmeasurable decibels?

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I think I know what you’re suffering from. And, I’m right there with you.

Maybe your kids are on Summer Break.

Top 10 Signs Your Children Are On Summer Break

#10.  You dog’s coat looks extra shiny because someone covered him with sunscreen.  Twice.

#9.  You’re wondering if Froot Loops count as vegetables.

#8.  The refrigerator door has been open for a week straight.

#7.  You have no idea what day of the week it is, and have only narrowed the month down to July or August.

#6.  You wonder if it’s time to call in the HazMat Team, because you’ve lost count of the number of days your child has wearing that swimsuit.

#5.  You think s’mores for dinner is a nice change from the popsicles your kids ate exclusively for the previous 2 days.

#4.  You spent $35 on lemonade making supplies, which your children made into a thick, yellow liquid, and sold to passersby for a total of $3.75, just so you wouldn’t have to answer the “Can we play games on your phone now?” question again for a few hours.

#3.  You’ve hollered “Go outside!” more than 17 times.  In one day.

#2.  You wonder if when your kids dumped bubbles into the pool while they were swimming counts as a bath, because you aren’t sure when the last time they took a real bath in a tub with soap and everything was.

#1.  Dinner time has moved increasingly later every night, to the point that it’s scheduled for breakfast time tomorrow.

And, your kids want Froot Loops.


Laugh Out Loud!


What tell-tale sign always signals summer for you?  What do your children like to do on a summer day?  What do you like to do?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

2 Responses
  • Kenna Griffin
    July 3, 2014

    No. 7. And I’ve heard “I’m bored” at least a million times. At least.

    • gina valley
      July 4, 2014

      I have a jar full of folded little papers labelled “Fun Stuff For Bored People To Do.” If someone mentions they’re bored they have to draw out a paper and do whatever’s on it. They’re all chores! I figured, if they’re going to be bored, they could do it in a super-clean house! Funny, no one ever mentions they’re bored anymore! 😉