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Old 06-15-2019, 12:43 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?



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Old 06-15-2019, 01:44 AM
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1. Always in summer mode-retired
2. Eating tomatoes fresh from our garden
3. Mosquitoes and Ticks

4. Rode our bikes everywhere, went to a VBS where they picked us up in tractor driven farm wagons, towns super big 4th of July, swimming lessons, staying at the pool, Girl Scout Camp
played school with my dolls on rainy days
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:59 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”? a week or so
2. What is your favorite thing about summer? Every single thing!
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer? Not one single thing!
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Bicycling, playing all kinds of neighborhood games outside from sunup to sundown , reading under a tree, climbing trees, spending time in the woods.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:35 AM
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1. Summer mode begins when I turn in my keys! It took even less time this year since we left for vacation the first full day off, June 7.
2. My favorite thing about summer is the more relaxing mornings, with no rushing or sense of urgency about needing to leave by 7:15AM.
3. My least favorite thing about summer is the heat and humidity, but maybe that won't be an issue this summer!
4. My childhood summers were typical - playing outside, ice cream, riding bikes, the neighborhood pool, etc.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:35 AM
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1. About five minutes usually.
2. Christmas and family time.
3. Not long enough. I’d love the long American break - we only get 5 weeks or so.
4. Swimming, fishing, yabbying, camping.


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Old 06-15-2019, 04:48 AM
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1. Retired...transition is instant!
2. Sun, beach, boating, company...
3. Company when we have no breaks. But it is mostly my kids and grandkids so we do love creating positive memories.
4. We had a tiny house on an island with no electricity, a water pump, gas fridge, outhouse. We would catch Minnows in glass milk bottles, dig for clams, catch eels, climb trees, swim, run around the island creating havoc.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:49 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
About a week.
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
No schedule
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
Nothing!
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
I played outside all day with neighborhood kids. We went hone for lunch, dinner, and when the street lights went on. No one plays outside any more.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:55 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
About a week or two.

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Having time for me and the slower pace of things.

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
I thrive on routine and the summer can depress me a bit. I have to make sure I have a "summer" routine to follow.

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
We would make our own lunch, pack it up and head to the sand pit on our bikes and ride along the trails for the day. We would come home at dinner time when my father did his unique whistle.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:02 AM
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1. It takes a couple of days and then I can successfully shut off school brain.
2. Sleeping in late, staying up late. And getting my toes in the sand. And just feeling like I can breathe without having every minute of my life planned out.
3. Humidity. My kids fighting. DH thinking he doesn't have to do anything to help around the house because I am not at work.
4. I watched a ton of TV. I usually spent a week with one set of grandparents and another week with the other set. During those weeks I gorged myself on fresh, homegrown food and played with cousins. And I went to church camp. Usually we took a family vacation.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:16 AM
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1. About two weeks.
2. Sunshine!
3. I always save all of my house work for summer and spend the whole summer working on painting or some other project
4. Running in sprinklers, softball, playing on swingsets, bike rides, sleepovers, at least one vacation “up north.”


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Old 06-15-2019, 05:22 AM
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1) 3 minutes

2) Not required to do anything; peace and quiet

3) The heat

4) Went to the beach; Hershey Park; rode Big Wheel around the neighborhood; painted seashells and sold them
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:22 AM
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1. Retired = permanent summer mode.
2. I now love summer because friends who like this location, too, come to stay with me. And I live in an area tourists like; I love seeing them enjoy what I love. I love the blue ocean and blue skies of summer.
3. I can’t think of anything I dislike about summer. I’m sure I’ll always have the child/teacher “summer vacation” mentality.
4. When I was a kid, I played outside with neighbor kids all day. We rode bikes and skated, played dodgeball and hide & seek. We ran inside when we needed a bandaid or were called for dinner, and ran back outside until the street lights came on. We went to the beach with our parents. We solved most of our own problems, accepted every child who joined us, and now know we had an enchanted childhood.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:32 AM
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1. It usually takes about three weeks.

2. I can drink water all day and go to the bathroom when I want. I set my own schedule.

3. It’s so darn hot.

4. My parents attended college classes in the summer so we traveled out of state to Arizona. My dad kept us busy. We visited lots of places—Grand Canyon, Slide Rock and area, Oak Creek Canyon, Pow Wows, movies, observatory.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:21 AM
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1. Only about a day.

2. Not having the alarm go off at 5:30 AM!

3. This is going to sound terrible, but having my son home every day. He has autism and he thrives on routine. The summers throw him off a lot. Special needs camps are rather pricey so we haven't opted to use them.

4. We always started summers with swimming lessons. They went for about 2 weeks. We went to the beach, the library, played with friends in the neighborhood, and my parents always took us on a vacation. We almost always fit in a trip to Walt Disney World somewhere in there as well. I'm in FL so it was not a long drive and it was also back in the 70's and 80's when WDW hadn't turned into the humongous vacation resort it is now.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:23 AM
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1. About a week or two.

2. Putting on my robe and having slow mornings.

3. Not having enough to do.

4. Camping, hopscotch outside
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:05 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
A couple days. Usually when I realize I haven't showered for a couple days.
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
slow morning starts with leisurely coffee, reading, puttering
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
Humidity!
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
I did a ton of camping, bike riding, reading, fishing, playing with Barbies, exploring the woods/creek behind the house.
On rainy days it was all about Monopoly marathons in the basement, crafts, puppet shows, TV/movies, doing "extra" chores for money.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:17 AM
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1. The minute I walked out of school this year!!!

2. No alarm clock, napping, just a more relaxed pace

3. At times the heat and I start to get anxious around July 4th knowing that July is my last month off.

4. I went to Florida every summer to visit my grandparents. My grandpa took me to the beach every day for a few hours. I had friends that stayed with their grandparents during the summer also that were two doors down so we hung out together. I also got a library card when I was in FL so I could go to the library a few times a week. I miss those days!
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:43 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
Retired now, but it used to take 2-3 weeks to decompress.

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Sandals, fresh produce, no schedule. Going to the lake.

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
When I worked, I hated August 1 - it signaled summer was coming to an end.
Now I dislike the occasional heat wave.

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Packed a lunch and went “exploring” all the vacant lots in the neighborhood; stayed outside until street lights came on; reading in bed in the morning; camping along CA and OR coast.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:45 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
I'm retired now but when I was teaching, it took 2 weeks.
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
I don't understand the question Everything about summer is my favourite!
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
It ends
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
I played all. day. long.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:22 AM
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1. Retired- every day is like summer
2. Swimming in our pool
3. It gets super hot here.
4. We were busy all day-swimming at the HS pool, going to McDonalds with our dollar, playing school or office, played street games with all the neighbor kids, went to the lake with neighbors, spent a week at a cabin in WI., visited grandparents & cousins in IA, had picnics, and so many fun things.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:22 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”? Usually 2-3 days.
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Hiking, camping, beaching, adventure/nature study with my grandson, unstructured time
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
Catching up on house projects/maintenance that I neglect during the school year.
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Played outside, enrichment summer school, pow wows, visited family, went to minor league baseball games, went swimming at the beach or local municipal pool, summer music camps.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?

Since I work ESY-which is totally different and only half days-IT takes me about 2 weeks to actually relax and enjoy. I'll probably start napping in the afternoons next week and doing a few little fun local things.

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?

Honestly, I like to just get a chance to be lazy, read all afternoon and take a nap. Sometimes we go into San Francisco and do tourist thing when its too hot here since SF doesnt get nearly as hot

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?

Heat Waves-I do not so well when its been 105 for 4 days straight and only getting at cool as 80 over night. It makes me cranky and feel awful

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?

When I was child I just remember being totally free. We get the neighborhood kids and play all day, get on our bikes and go down to the park or swim all day long in a friends pool I cant even imagine swimming for 8+ hours anymore. I also went to sleep away camp for a week every year.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:26 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
I’m retired so time just flows from one season to another, with time to notice and savor.

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Wearing shoes/sandals without stockings or socks!

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
Heat and humidity... summer is my least favorite season!

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Summer vacations at the NJ shore... lots of reading... playing with neighborhood friends...
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:05 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
Usually a couple of weeks

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Being able to do what I want, when I want.
PEACE and QUIET.
Camping and kayaking
Traveling

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
It goes WAY too fast!

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Spending time on my grandparents' farm
Swimming at the city pool
Playing outside

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Old 06-15-2019, 11:26 AM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
I switch to summer mode a couple of weeks before school ends.

2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
I get to make my own schedule.

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
humidity

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
I played outside a lot. I also did crafts with 4-H and played with Barbies.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:04 PM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”?
Never in summer mode-- haven't had a summer mode since 2010
2. What is your favorite thing about summer?
No school for my kids (less homework stress for one of my kids specifically
3. What is your least favorite thing about summer?
THE HEAT!
4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer?
Bike riding, pool, play outside, play in the backyard with neighbors, sometimes camp
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:39 PM
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1. About 5 minutes

2. Going to jazz festivals, swimming, traveling, warm weather

3. Nothing

4. Swimming, going to camps, marching band tours in high school,
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:24 PM
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1. How long does it take for you to go from “school mode” to “summer mode”? About 5 minutes!

2. What is your favorite thing about summer? Lots of things - sleeping in, the beach, the pool, baseball games....

3. What is your least favorite thing about summer? Humidity and mosquitos!

4. When you were a child, what activities did you do in the summer? Went to baseball games, went on vacation, swam in the pool, rode bikes with friends, played softball and kickball in a nearby vacant lot, went to the beach, had lots of sleep overs

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Old 06-15-2019, 09:28 PM
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Quick

My favorite thing about summer is lounging

Sunburn

Eating stone fruits from our back yard. Horsing around at the stables, going barefoot for weeks at a time, back to school preparations
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:16 AM
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1. A long time.
2. Time.
3. humidity.
4. Playing outdoors. We had a neighborhood group and we played all day long and only came home to eat. Parents sat outdoors after dark and we played on. And we didn't need to spend money on toys or entertainment constantly. The other thing that my family did was camp on many weekends in the summer. Because of this, I did save money from babysitting to buy a dirt bike for camping weekends. Also we created our own kiddy carnival to raise money for MS.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:29 AM
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1. At least on my official 1st day of summer, usually the moment I'm walking to my car to take that last drive home!

2. Carefree feeling and long daylight hours

3. Sweltering weather of 90+ degrees

4. My parents always took me somewhere. Several times to another state. Once we rented a motorhome and went to Disneyland and stayed nearby for a couple of days. Fun science and art summer classes. Once took swimming lessons.

Playing in the backyard: Bubbles, Big Wheel, boxing with my dad, handball...so many of my balls have went over the wall onto the roof.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:59 AM
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1. Retired=Endless summer
2. favorite thing about summer? Longer days, over-abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities
3. least favorite thing about summer? Tourists that clog up the roads and beaches
4. Like many PPs I played outdoors all day. Summer days were long, so we stayed outside until dusk, which was around 10:30 pm or later. We were all free range kids. Neighborhood Watch back then meant that everyone looked out for each other's kids. However, parents pretty much stayed out of the way.
Biking, rollerskating, swimming in the lake, badminton, sailing and kayaking, pretending to be explorers, archeologists, adventurers, etc, with neighborhood kids of all ages.
When it rained we would duck into one or the other kids' homes to play board games, cards, or read their collection of books and comics.
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