By the end of the school year, my three teens and I couldn’t wait for summer vacation. We were all looking forward to the days of no schedule, no homework and three full months of lazy days (more them than me). But a few weeks in, reality hit. Or rather, the sink full of dishes, the empty refrigerator and the 24/7 computer use hit.

Instead of dreading next year’s busy school schedule, now I’m counting down the days. Until then, click through the gallery for a list of some of the worst (and best) things about having teenagers home for the summer. Did I miss any? Leave it in the comments.

North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting Event

When: May 15, 2016, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park
Tickets: northcoastwineevent.com