Ah, summer. The bliss of not having to drag the kids out of bed and rush them to school…and then the realization that for some reason they wake up on their own at 5:01 a.m. every day in the summer.
There are downsides, to be sure: the wrestling match of putting sunblock on a toddler, the inability of any child to use one pair of goggles for the whole season, the fact that your gas mileage sucks because your car is so weighed down with wet towels and tracked-in sand.
But there are so many upsides: No one is crying over math homework! (Especially not me.) Ice cream is practically required! Everyone is so tired from swimming that they don’t even have the energy to bicker!
For more silver linings, check out these downsides / upsides to summer, below!
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