As the season prepares to change, I’m embracing the cooler nights. Why? Because I am suffering from a #summerhangover.
Let me take a step back and explain. When the calendar turns to April, I start dreaming about summer. All the possibilities. As a teacher, May is the Sunday of spring. With the arrival of Memorial Day, summer comes too. June brings with it longer days, endless sunshine and the dream of freedom and fun.
As with any great party, summer always starts off with high aspirations and dreams. I love July and the 31 days of true unadulterated summer. By August, I’m exhausted. Straight up tired of all the fun we are supposed to be having. I’m tired of being the social director for my family. Honestly, even my car and washer/dryer are spent!
What causes the #summerhangover? Overly relaxed schedules and later bedtimes are like the beer and wine of any #summerhangover. Like beer googles, sunglasses haze our vision. However, by August, this means cranky kids, with even crankier parents. Halfway through the month, I start dreaming of Autumn. Of school and work. The idea of routine is welcomed with opened arms.
So what’s the cure for a bad case of a #summerhangover? Pumpkin!