Summer Family Moments

Summer as a Kid vs. Summer as a Mom (PHOTOS)

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Summer is right around the corner, which means you'll have around 10 weeks to marvel at the fact that everything you loved about summer when you were a kid ... well, it kind of sucks now that you're a mom.

I don't mean that summer as a whole is unenjoyable, of course. What am I, some kind of sunshine-and-warm-weather-hating Grinch? It's just that plenty of the things you associated with summer during your own childhood aren't quite the same now that you're an adult with kids of your own. Take a look at this list and see if you don't agree!

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hutch... hutchfam2007

Maybe I'm too much of a kid still! !! Yes all the activities listed make life more work but the joy it brings to your kids is such a REWARD!!! Was it hard preparing for almost an entire week for a weeks vacation the doing laundry for another week afterward a lot of work? Yes!! Was the vacation exhausting? Yes!! Was it still an amazing and memorable experience? YES!!!! So worth every second.

nonmember avatar needsmorecoffee

Sleepovers as a kid: get to hang out with my friends all night. Party!
Sleepovers as a parent: they are babysitting our kids all night! Party!

Night... Nighttiger

Different but not necessarily worse

elasmimi elasmimi

cute, but I still love popsickles.

la_be... la_bella_vita

Both are awesome, just in different ways, lol

Jukeb... Jukebox_Jenny

I agree...both are awesome...but different

count... countrygirlkat

I think it is more work as an adult but still the same amount of fun.

sanj1213 sanj1213

Definitely different

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