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21 Things That Ruined Your Summer Vacation As a Kid

Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is the greatest time in a kid’s life. No school. No bullies. No teachers. No worries. 

Wrong. There were always things to ruin even the most perfect summer.

Here are 21 things that ruined your summer, every summer, and some stuff that still pisses us off as adults.

Seeing a Teacher

Teacher On Vacation

Back To School Commercials in July

Back to School Commercial

Poison Oak

Poison Oak

Best Friend Goes to Camp

Leaving for camp

Summer Reading Assignments

Summer Reading

Murderer Terrorizes Your Camp

Jason Friday the 13th

Summer Love Loves Someone Else


Going to Bed And It’s Still Light Out

Sleeping in daylight

It Rains on Your Only Trip

Rain on vacation

Summer Jobs


Getting Hurt the First Day of Vacation

Leg in Cast

Summer Reruns


Summer School

Summer School

Wicked Sunburn

Bad Sunburn

Air Conditioning Breaks

AC Broken

Record Heatwaves

Record Heat

You Miss Your Ride to the Beach

Parking Lot Tanning

Damn Mosquitoes


Adults Only Swim at Public Pool

Adults Only

Missing the Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man

Parents Call Every Hour to See ‘What You’re Doing’

Woman on Phone

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