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Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

Summer is in full swing around here. It must be, otherwise, I’ve lost my mind for no apparent reason.
While I look for it, laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break

Have you developed a twitch that you can’t explain?  Has the noise level in your home risen to uncountable decibels?  Is every towel you own covered in mud?

I think I know what you’re suffering from. You might just have a case of Kids-On-Summer-Break.

Here’s some signs to check for.

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break.

#10.  You’ve put green and red popsicles on the food pyramid as vegetables.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break ...Gina's Favorites#9.  You have no idea what day of the week it is (even more than usual!).

#8.  You aren’t sure when the last time your child took a real bath with soap and everything was, and you wonder if the time they dumped bubbles into the lake while they were swimming counts.

#7.  You think ice cream for dinner is a nice change from the watermelon your kids ate exclusively for the previous 2 days.

#6.  You wonder how many days in a row your child can wear a swimsuit before you legally have to call in the HazMat Team.

#5.  The hose in your yard has been running non-stop for more days than you can count.

#4.  You’ve hollered “When I was a kid, we played outside!” more than 15 times. In one day.

#3.  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 watch TV now?” question again for a few hours.

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

#1.  No one will go to bed.  Ever.

Relax. After all, things could be worse.

It could be time for Back to School.

Laugh Out Loud!


What’s your favorite summer memory? What do your kids like to do on a lazy summer day? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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4 Responses
  • Be thankful, there were no trips to the emergency room!

    • gina valley
      July 21, 2015

      That’s a very good point, Roy! It’s actually been a couple weeks since our last ER run. I hope I haven’t jinxed that by mentioning it!

  • Jenn
    July 25, 2015

    In our house, Cheerios is a viable dinner option when Dad is traveling.
    So is ice cream.

    And we’ve had 2 urgent care visits, a 3 trips to the orthopedist, 5 X-rays and one MRI.
    For the 11 year old, alone.

    I’m seriously contemplating buying bubble wrap. Except all he would do is wrap a buddy and they would punch each other to pop it.

    • gina valley
      July 26, 2015

      Oh my gosh, Jenn! It sounds like you’re living at my house! Sometimes, I swear my chair at the urgent care is still warm when I get back there. I hope he is able to have fewer medical-care-inducing experiences for the rest of the summer.

      I agree with you completely. Ice cream is always awesome for dinner. Cheerios are practically health food this time of year!

      I hope you are able to spend a lot less time with the medical establishment, and a lot more time relaxing for the rest of the summer!