They want you to only make lunches that fit in their lunch box.
They think sitting around watching t.v. all day is “too boring”.
They start to play school and don’t even mind being the student.
They remind you of how smart they are because of their teachers. No Mom/Dad necessary.
They start complaining about all their current clothes or lack there of (mostly older kids).
Neighborhood kids are not as cool as they were when summer started.
You catch your son/daughter reading when they could play video games.
They start asking if they can have specific “supplies” thanks to the mass retail stores putting school stuff out early.
They are fighting with their siblings…scratch that, they are always fighting.
Most importantly: If Dad and Mom are ready for them to go back…they are as ready as they need to be.