Post Traumatic Summer Disorder

How do you know if you suffer from Post-Traumatic Summer Disorder. These signs can help you recognize the symptoms of a person who lives for the summertime and grieves when seasons change.

1) You break into a cold sweat when you see school supplies on the store shelves on July 5th. Why does mainstream American marketing start shoving #2 pencils and notebook paper down our throats the day after Independence Day? We still have 8 weeks of summer to go people!!

2) When you are pulling pool floats out of the garage and you see snow boots and sleds, it makes you hyperventilate. "Please, no snow days this year."

3) When someone tells you that it is just too hot and they need cooler weather you try your best to restrain yourself. This is summertime in the South. If you don't like hot weather then move to Maine. You also know that these are the same people that will be complaining in January that they want "just one good snow" and by February for the snow to end and warmer weather. 

4) You refuse to put away the lounge chairs, hammocks, and patio umbrellas for the winter because you might have an unseasonably warm day here and there which would absolutely call for grilling and dinner on the back deck even if it is February.

5) You won't put socks on your feet or retire the flip flops unless there's an Arctic Blast.

6) By Labor Day weekend you are already making plans for next summer. 

7) You have the most wonderful dream of celebrating the last day of school at the beach only to be woken up by the 6:30 a.m. school alarm and sadly realize you have 150 days to go.

8) There is nothing that brings you more happiness then no schedule, no homework, no lunchboxes, and no dress code.

9) You pull the bottle of suntan lotion out mid-winter just to remind yourself of better days.

10) The smell of pumpkin spice candles in September when it is still 90 degrees outside makes you nauseated.

11) You are more excited about the last day of school then your kids.


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