The Terrors Of Summer Vacation


The Terrors of Summer VacationYesterday my kindergartner looked at me very pragmatically and said, “Mommy, you are going to be in danger this summer.”


“Because I am not going to be in school.”

OK, then. I assured her that I love having her at home. She’s got this summer vacation thing nailed though: kids get out of school and everything changes. Here’s what moms are really worried about. conducted a poll of over 1300 moms about their worries and fears for this summer. Top of the list:

  • Sunburns
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Bugs
  • Swimming
  • Being pregnant in the summer heat
  • Dealing with kids being out of school

See, kid? Lots of things bother moms more than having their little ones around and at loose ends all summer.

What’s freaking you out about summer vacation? My biggest worry: managing three kids on a 16 hour flight from Boston to Buenos Aires. That’s the kind of problem I want to have!

Photo: Mike Baird