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10 Thoughts Every Mom Has When Summer Starts

Ah, summer. That time of endless free time, lazy afternoon in the hammock and beach trips so fun they will make Pinterest jealous.

Just kidding. Here's a little breakdown of summer from every mom's perspective. But don't worry! It will be back to school before you know it.

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1. I am so glad it's summer!

No more getting kids up and out the door at an ungodly hour in the mornings, hooray! Maybe I'll actually make something for breakfast other than cereal…

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2. Oh, wait, they're still going to get up at an ungodly hour.

Crap, crap, crap.

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3. This is the summer we are going to make stuff happen.

I know I said that last summer—and the summer before that—but I really mean it this time.

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4. Do they ever stop begging for snacks??

Answer: nope.

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5. I should make one of those "bored" jars.

What a great idea—that way no one can bug me and they can learn to entertain themselves.

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6. But on second thought…

That's just more work for me now, isn't it? *kicks children outside*

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7. "Mom, look at me!"

They say as they go down the slide/jumping off the swing/skipping/sand castle building/breathing air.

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8. We can dine al fresco every.single.night!

Finally, I can try that grilled asparagus recipe I've been looking at forever on Pinterest. We're going to be so healthy!

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9. Who am I kidding? Thank God for pizza delivery.

"Kids, who wants to have a pizza party?"

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10. At what point will my children's popsicle consumption be one popsicle too many?

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Answer: never. Also? You might not want to look at ingredients in those Icee popsicles of our past.

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