It’s true: Summer-itis is a thing.

I know it is because my husband & I decided that I have contracted it yesterday.

Though it can’t be found on WebMD (I site I frequent often when I feel like self-diagnosing), you can learn about it on exclusively on

Summer-itis Symptoms include:

  • Dehydration
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Exhaustion
  • Headache

After going out on Friday night to see a friend’s band, I was feeling tired and dehydrated when my kids woke up on Saturday morning. I may have had a few drinks that contributed to my pre-summer-itis symptoms, but I just drank a lot of coffee (probably a mistake) and got our day started. We had a busy day with a lot of time outside at a picnic and biking on a trail that proved difficult to find, hence the motion sickness from being in the car & reading the map. That night I was plain old worn out and feeling the effects of Summer-itis.

Fortunately the cure I found to help was relatively easy…or at least I am starting to feel better after a lot of sleep (8:30 pm – 6:30 am last night, followed by a 3 hour nap), and drinking lots of water with easy to digest foods at first (crackers, toast, applesauce, banana, cereal). Just sticking close to home, relaxing, and re-hydrating was what I needed to recover. I’m hoping I feel 100% tomorrow morning because another fun-filled week of summer is ahead!

Let me know if you’ve had a case of summer-itis too! Rest up & take care if so!