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Why it’s a challenge for me to love summer…

by Freebies4Mom on June 6, 2017 11:59 am

MorningIt’s a challenge for me to love summer. I know it sounds crazy – doesn’t everyone love summer?

But because of a combination of moving to a climate I’ll never acclimate to and working from home full-time all summer, it completely throws me off my schedule when my kids are home full-time all summer. And I’m supposed to enjoy this? Here’s why it’s a big challenge:

1. My kids get 12 weeks of vacation from school. I get 0 weeks of vacation.

That’s the challenge and the beauty of being self-employed. You are never really on “vacation”. I do take a real vacation but that means I do about half of what I normally do while my family is on vacation. And to do half of what I normally do takes a lot of preparation.

That’s why I joke about taking a vacation in the boonies – I literally must be cut-off from the internet because blogging has become such an important part of my daily life. I don’t want to stop, even while on vacation – so my goal is to do a lot less.

2. It’s too hot for me to enjoy the outdoors.

Houston is hot. I like to refer to summer as “Super Summer” because there is too much sunshine, too much humidity, and too much heat. That’s why we travel to visit family and the places we used to live during the summer. Places where the summer temperatures are in the 60’s and 70’s.

If you go to an outdoor pool in Houston, your feet will get burned walking from your pool chair to the pool . . . seriously, it’s that hot!

3. The birds start singing at 5:45 am.

Which is a wonderful way to wake-up . . .

unless you’re the mom of children who wake-up when the birds wake-up

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Why is it a challenge for you to love summer?

Which season of the year is your least favorite and why? Leave a comment to tell me!

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Samantha June 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

I agree! I hate summer in Houston. In August I just run from my air conditioned car to an air conditioned building.

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Freebies4Mom June 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Ha, ha – glad to hear I’m not alone, Samantha!

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Juanita June 7, 2017 at 8:33 am

I am right there with you. I live in Vancouver, WA. It does rain a lot here but I would rather that it rains all day than to have to deal with the heat. People around here think that I am crazy for not enjoying summer. When it gets past about 70-75 then that is just to warm for me to deal with anymore! I feel like I body fully equipped with a built in heater!

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Freebies4Mom June 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

And most houses there don’t have A/C!!! I grew up in Portland and totally remember days in August when we would just camp out in the basement because it was too hot to do anything at all!

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Tina June 7, 2017 at 6:48 pm

The humidity! I live on Long Island (NY) and it feels like a tropical rain forest most days. It makes me so unmotivated to even leave the house to go somewhere.

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Freebies4Mom June 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm

Yes, humidity is the worst! Makes it feel so much hotter than it is!

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