It's happening again. Pumpkin Creep is back at the Jersey Shore.

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I first noticed it a few weeks ago and tried to pretend as if I ignored it, it wasn't really there.

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It's impossible to escape now. Pumpkin-flavored everything is back in stores and Halloween displays popping up. (If you blinked, you might have missed the back-to-school displays somewhere around 4th of July.)

Let's just state for the record that as I type this, it's a muggy 70 degrees and feels very much like summer. I will also state that I too love pumpkin and pumpkin-spice flavored stuff.

I just believe there's a proper time for them. And that time is not summer.

Now, I know, I know, we can't keep blinders on, and we have to look ahead to what's coming, which is the fall season, but...IT'S STILL VERY MUCH SUMMER. We haven't even started Local Summer yet! Why the need to rush ahead? What about living in the moment?

And on a more practical note, nothing good can come from buying Halloween candy this early. You're either going to eat it all yourself before Halloween...or wind up giving out stale candy to neighborhood kids. You don't want to be that person!

 

Can't you fine fall folks just let us summer lovers live in denial a bit longer? After September 21, have at it. By that point, I might even be ready to join you with an Insta of my PSL and pretty trees. Maybe.

#StopPumpkinCreep!

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