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Remember summer vacation? Depending on whether or not you regularly interact with kids or a have a job that offers much in the way of paid time off, you may not! The pace of adulthood tends to overshadow a simpler time when you *gasp* may have taken excessive swaths of free time away from school for granted. Don't beat yourself up, it happens. Besides, we have comics to help unlock your repressed memories.

It seems that wherever there are comics starring children, there are small humans struggling to stave off the summer doldrums -- even in an age of smartphones. Is youth wasted on the young? Not when it's so funny to observe their rare moments of self-awareness. Read on for a dozen reminders of just how splendid summer boredom was.

 

Calvin and Hobbes By Bill Watterson Aug 12, 1990

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Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos June 2, 2003

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Cul de Sac By Richard Thompson June 21, 2010

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Calvin and Hobbes By Bill Watterson Sept 15, 1986

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Cleats By Bill Hinds Aug 22, 2005

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Off the Mark By Mark Parisi Sept 11, 2009

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Adam@Home By Rob Harrell June 26, 2003 

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Big Nate By Lincoln Peirce June 24, 1995 

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The Born Loser By Art and Chip Sansom June 30, 2010 

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Nancy By Guy Gilchrist July 10, 2000

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Grand Avenue By Mike Thompson July 29, 2010

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Luann By Greg Evans April 26, 1998

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