Cooling Down Kiddos

It’s summertime in Texas! And that means the heat is ramping up. My little hooligans have become sissified, though and are out-right refusing to go outside. What the heck!?!? It’s only 90 degrees… And it’s only getting hotter. I blame Colorado. 
We spent all of last summer in the crisp, cool shadow of the Rocky Mountains. It was glorious. And it made my kids think that summer is a breeze, unlike the pit-of-hell we Texans are accustomed to. Oh, well. This summer we are staying put, so they better get used to it. 
We have gotten creative with some cooling-down strategies for outside play. Here are some ideas we are trying this summer:
– Water guns

– Water sidewalk chalk – Wetting the patio first makes the colors more vibrant and the patio cooler. 

– Sprinkler play

– Bucket o’ water – I know, it sounds stupid but they never tire of pouring, splashing and dunking their toys. 
– Water balloons
– “Surprise! Mama’s got the hose!” – I like to sneak attack them when they are fussing about the heat. It cools both mind and body. And gives us a good laugh. 


You got any good ideas? I’d love to hear them!

One Comment on “Cooling Down Kiddos

  1. popsicles! we make homemade ones in silicone molds and its pretty much a frozen smoothie. shh..don’t tell the boys! 😉

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