LDOBS(Last Day of Break Syndrome)

November 27, 2011

Hi everyone!

I just realized that it was 4:39 and I still haven’t written my glog… I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to write, as this second half of the week has been pure Rest and Recuperation for me. I’d been going non-stop for a while between exam week, and a ski camp right after those exams all the way up until Tuesday, so I felt that I needed a break. We travelled to my Aunt and Uncle’s in Vermont for a couple of days for Thanksgiving, which was a lot of fun, and I finally got a couple sleep in days.

However, all good things must come to an end, and at the end of every break some kids will experience what I have decided to call LDOBS. LDOBS can be diagnosed by observing the following: Going to bed extremely late, waking up at a regular time, instead of sleeping in (These two symptoms help kids “take advantage” of the whole day, rather than a going to bed late, sleeping in late situation where only normal hours are used), the eating of many home-cooked meals or food not readily available at the Bethel IGA, sometimes accompanied by excessive video game playing, enjoyment of favorite activities. On a rare occasion, these symptoms may be accompanied by a mix of anxiety and anticipation, due to the fact that the next stretch of school promises just as much homework as the last, but that friends will soon be reunited. If you or someone you know is experiencing LDOBS, please don’t panic. I have heard it is completely normal.

Not all of LDOBS is bad though. Soon enough, we will all be back at Gould, hanging out with our friends and enjoying our favorite sports and classes. I sure got hit by LDOBS hard this morning, but I am rather excited to see all of my friends back at school, and get back on my boards (skis) yet again.

Have a great week!

~John

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