I am sure many more than just myself are struggling with heat this summer. Today the forecast in PA is 100 degrees, tomorrow 101, with high humidity and even higher stress levels.
Does anyone else feel like a hermit yet? I am chilling with my sons in the AC, but wondering why they must be disrespectful and cranky during the hottest days of the summer? This then requires parental intervention, but being the only adult-type figure around, I had the brilliant idea to ground them from the pool! What was I thinking!?? The fiance tried to help, and ended up grounding them from the TV too for talking back to their mom. I appreciate the help honey, but what am I supposed to do with 2 cranky, hot kids in a tiny metal mobile home on a 100 degree afternoon?
We came up with these fun ideas to stay cool today...haven't tried many because going outside means I literally have sweat dripping off me if I am not in water!
Bathe the golden retriever and Boston terrier pug mix, outside, with biodegradable camp soap, hose, large tub, and bathing suits.
Water balloons anyone!????
my old favorite, cut up some heavy duty trash bags, pin down with sticks (or anything less likely to cause pain than stakes for a tent) and use the hose to create a water slide!
Create a pond in the yard and invite all local water-fowl to splash among us.
Simply stand under hose turned fully on and looped over a tree branch- This also works if you have not had a shower in a while.
Run through the neighborhood yard sprinklers. I am all for this one because it requires exercise
Walk to our local creek and wade, walk, or lay in the flowing water.
And lastly, bite the bullet, give into my better instincts and just take us all up to the pool for Pete's sake (sorry Pete, I don't mean you literally!)
So who else has fun ideas for me to keep my not so well behaved kids entertained and cool these next few days without losing my mind and/or getting a degree in referee and umpire school?