We love summer. But there are things we don’t mind leaving behind. Here are 11 of them.

1. Deep-fried state fair food.

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2. The jingly-jing of the ice cream man circling the block every 20 minutes.

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3. The unsupervised kid on the splash pad that likes to take spray-aim at you.

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4. “Blurred Lines” on the radio. And your kid’s questionable rendition of it.

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5. Shaking sand out of underwear.

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6. Taking more time to slather SPF before a walk than actually walking.

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7. Back-to-school paperwork.

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8. Cleaning up what looks like a sidewalk chalk factory explosion on your child’s best outfit.

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9. Carrying around a diaper bag that contains your weight in water bottles.

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10. Convincing Junior to climb inside your car that feels hot enough to fry an egg on.

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11. Two words: Smelly Crocs

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Is there anything you’d like to add to our list? Tell us below!

— By Kelly Aiglon & Erin Lem