Since I was so helpful with rainy day activities, I decided to write up my DAMN, IT’S HOT activities especially as the school year comes to an end.
- Get a sprinkler: Not only can you multitask by keeping both your plants and children from withering away, you get an extra five minutes to yourself by yelling through the door: YOU CAN’T COME INSIDE UNTIL YOU’RE DRY
- Pull all the pillows off your couch and walk away: I don’t quite understand the science behind it, but destroying the primary use of a couch equals hours of entertainment.
- Borrow a pet for a day: You might already have pets, but there’s nothing more fun than someone else’s animal doing crazy, unexpected things like almost getting eaten by your cat just before you give the animal back to its owner.
- Find a pool: This is a classic way to beat the heat and to get in shape for the swimsuit you already have on. If you don’t belong to a pool and the public pool is too far, play “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. to teach them why it’s totally cool that you’re sneaking into the neighbor’s pool every evening.
- Let’s all go to the movies: Even if it’s a showing in your home, just stick a bag of ice on your head, back and legs so it feels just like those snow-capped theaters.
- Hide and seek: Unless someone specifically mentions inside the house is off limits, you can get at least 30 minutes of AC time to yourself before you’re kids begin to really worry.
- Read a book: Or just borrow one because no one can judge you for being inside on a beautiful summer day if you’re inside a library!
- Be prepared: If you actually follow all the summer guidelines for sunscreen, hydration and insect safety, you’ve already have half your day planned.
- Move: North.