A while back I wrote a letter to Summer encouraging the warm weather to return. Well, the warm weather is finally here. Warm is actually a dramatic understatement, it’s punch-you-in-the-face hot. Ninety plus degrees at 9 am hot. Break a sweat walking across your porch scorcher.
It’s not always this hot, but we’ve had a serious heat wave pass through lately. We’ve been staying inside a bit more than normal but we can’t stay cooped up all day everyday. These kids have energy they need to burn off. I was feeling bad taking them to do anything outside because it was just so hot. Then I had an idea.
Let’s turn our backyard into a mini water-park. I got the hose, the sprinkler, the blow-up pool and the slip-n-slide. After half a gallon of sunscreen, the kids were ready to try out some slides. The big green slide ended up being their favorite and I was able to get some video of them trying it out:
They made it look like so much fun I almost went and put on my swim suit and gave it a try. Almost. Mostly I just sat in the shade and drank iced tea. At some point, the next door neighbor even caught wind of it and came over and got in on some action.
For a few hours we found a way to beat the heat and have a great time doing it. Something tells me this won’t be the last time the pool gets stuck under the slide.
How about you guys? Anyone have any fun and creative ways to beat the heat this summer? Share them below because we can’t just slide into a blow-up pool all summer. Have a great weekend and click here to cast a vote for me as a Top Daddy Blogger if you feel so inclined. I’ll see you here next week, where I may or may not combine slip-n-slide with dodgeball!