10 Things I Hate Most About Summer

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Since Friday June 21 is the first day of summer I thought this would be a great time to share this guest post from my friend Andrew.  What’s funny is he dislikes many of the same things about summer that I do like #’s 2,3,7 and 9; (especially # 9)  so this is a perfect fit for Dee Says.



Most people love summer. The beaches. Long days. Warm weather. Me? Give me a cool fall day any time.

Maybe it’s the fact that my skin is as pale as a vampire’s, or that if I gaze anywhere near the sun I instantly sneeze. (It’s a real thing called Photic sneeze reflex.)

Whatever the case, I’m just not a huge fan of the summer. Yes I like spending time with the family and even going on vacations, but to me, the cons of summer far outweigh the pros.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at the following 10 Things I Hate Most About the Summer:

1. Sunscreen – While I’d look real tan to anyone over in London, here in the States, I’m pretty fair skinned to say the least. So yes, I need sunscreen. Loads of it. I think I’m up to SPF5000 or something. Thing is, I hate, hate, hate wearing sunscreen. I hate using creams of any kind whatsoever, even if it’s just on my hands. So slathering that stuff all over my body makes me want to jump out of my skin. Which may be a better way to avoid getting burned.

2. Sweat – I’m a sweater. No, not the kind your sweet Aunt Ethel knits you ever year for Christmas. I’m talking about the kind that comes pouring down your face when it’s way too hot outside. So when the temps even come close to the 80s, I’m already starting to sweat the temperatures.

3. Allergies – I have year-round allergies thanks to evil cats and dust mites. But in the summer, things get even worse. The pollen just gangs up and attacks my defenseless sinuses, giving me itchy eyes, a congested nose and a lovely never-ending drip. It also causes these huge black and blue welts on my legs… unless those are from my wife kicking me for snoring all night.

4. Woodpecker Alarm Clock – Woodpeckers love our house for some reason. In fact, nothing makes them happier than rapping away on the wall outside my bedroom every morning around 5:30 a.m. If they weren’t a protected species, Woodpecker Pie would soon become my favorite food.

5. Ice Cream – Not liking ice cream is unAmerican I know. Why, you’d have to be a Communist to not eat it. I do like ice cream (mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream being two of my faves), but I hate it on a super crazy hot day when before you even take your first lick it’s melted halfway down your arm and dripping all over your shoes.

6. Bees –When I think of parks or pools, sadly the first image that comes to mind is a garbage-filled can with tons of bees swarming around it.

7. Humidity – Y’know how everyone in Arizona always says, “It’s a dry heat”? Well here in NY, it’s the opposite. “It’s not the heat so much as it is the humidity.” When your clothes are soaked so much that you could wring them out and make soup, then you know something’s wrong.

8. Sand – It wouldn’t be a summer if we didn’t at least hit the beach once. And while I do love riding the waves and building sand castles with the kids, it’s just no fun finding the little granules in every possible crevice of my body. Not to mention trying to eat a sandwich that’s, well… covered in sand.

9. Mosquitoes – Bees may pack a bigger ouch in the summer, but mosquitoes really come out to party. And for some reason (My mother always said it’s because I’m soooo sweet), mosquitoes just love me. I could be outside in shorts for 30 seconds and before I can even see one of the little buggers, it’s like I’m wearing an ankle bracelet. An ankle bracelet made of large, raised, itchy red bumps, that is.

10. I’m Not a Kid – Call it selfish, but summer vacation as a kid was just beyond awesome. And now that I’m an adult, summer is just a big fat stinking reminder that I have to work, while all the other kids get to play whiffle ball in the backyard or Dungeons and Dragons down by the creek.


Andrew Kardon is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy, where he regularly writes about his wife, two kids, Star Wars, Legos, and sushi. He also happens to be a freelance writer who pens dad-o-rific stories about parenting over at Singlemommie.com.




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  1. Hey Andrew! I agree with most of these, but I still love the summer! Winter is icky! And you almost lost cool points for the ice cream thing, but then you mentioned D&D and redeemed yourself!

    • Hey Billie! I really don’t hate the summer, it’s the humidity/sweating that totally kills me, though. And melted ice cream is the worst!!!

  2. I’m in AZ, yup it’s dry. We lived in Texas for a while. OMG I hates the humidity in the summer.

  3. Thanks a million for letting me guest post on your site, Dee! Pretty funny that you enjoy many of the things I hate about summer! 🙂

  4. Carrie says:

    UGH I hate sunscreen too! Soo greasy and icky. I make my husband put it on the kids. And applying sunscreen at the beach – with SAND everywhere – gives me the heebie-jeebies just THINKING about it!

  5. I like summertime and the laziness of it, but I LOVE Fall time the most!!!

  6. Sandra says:

    I like Summer — just not the heat that comes with it — me and sweat do not get along! Fall is my favorite time of year 🙂 Great post btw!

  7. Kim L says:

    I totally agree with you about the Summer!

    Hate Bees, Mosquitoes, melted ice-cream and sweating. Here in TN! we have a lot of humility so extra deodorant for me. LOL or should I say for others?