Remember when summer meant two months off from school to play with your friends, vacation with your family and spend all day at camp, where nobody was asking you to do long division or give an oral report on the Industrial Revolution in front of your class?

The summer is still those things. Just not for parents. While our kids rejoice at the end of the school year, parents know that their world just got a little bit harder.

Here are a few examples of things we all used to look forward to during the summer…

24 Summer Activities: Before and After Having Kids
























Well, at least the iPads will keep the toddlers from stumbling into the camp fire.

Have any other ideas for summer activities that aren’t nearly as fun or relaxing once kids are in the picture? Leave them in the comments below! Or post pics on the Mommy Shorts Facebook page or on Instagram with the hashtag #averageparentproblems.

I will continue to post them on my @averageparentproblems Instagram account all summer long.