I vividly remember the “end of summer blues” or “back to school blues” when I was growing up. I believe my mother took it even worse than us kids did! Oh, how she hated having to get life back on a schedule. She’d try to make the transition easier by letting us stay up all night camped out on the living room floor snacking in front of the TV watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon. I’d fall asleep and wake up to see who was on. Though I looked forward to that special treat every Labor Day Weekend I was also keenly aware that this all night living room camp-out meant school was starting once again; it was so bittersweet. It meant early to bed and early to rise, sensible meals, uniforms and HOMEWORK were just around the corner. No more carefree days, going to bed late, sleeping late, playing hard in the sun or going to the beach. I felt the same disdain as my mother did when Labor Day Weekend arrived for my own children. I also carried on the same tradition of camping out on the living room floor all night with goodies galore as a last happy memory of another summer gone by. AND I still cringe today when seeing the first school bus on the road! Click here for how to make the transition a little easier http://www.parents.com/kids/development/behavioral/end-of-summer-blues/
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