Tips for Staying Cool
In case you haven’t heard it in a while, You Rock. You are a mom. You manage the house, husband and kids. And, in case you haven’t heard it in a while,You’re Hot. Seriously, it’s summer and you are hot. All that body heat from the kids and your husband coupled with the rising temperatures is making your house hot.
You are a mom. You are used to figuring out how to make everyone comfortable. Here are some ideas for you and your brood for those hot days of summer.
Anything having to do with splishing, splashing and generally making a mess with water is usually fun for your kids. And let’s face it, you too. Some time in the water is in order for summer. If you don’t have one, go to your local recreation center and get in a little pool time with the kids. The water park is great for kids that aren’t strong swimmers as they can get wet and enjoy the rides without the need for floaties. This is also a great time to enjoy the aquarium. Kids will see their favorite under water creatures while everyone enjoys some air conditioning. And it’s always cooler by the lake or beach, so pack up the kids and have a picnic dinner at the closest waterway.
The whole family can get in some exercise and enjoy the breeze with some bike riding. Kids never tire of it and you can make it an adventure from exploring your neighborhood, to the local bike paths or a ride to the local store for some popsicles.
If you have been in an air conditioned house all day on one of those scorching days, get out at sunset when it’s cooler and enjoy a drive in movie. Trips to the drive-in are sure to leave lasting memories for kids. Bring lawn chairs and sit out.
Shop ‘Till You Drop
Doing two things at one time comes naturally to you. So keep your kids occupied and cool while shopping for back to school clothes. You can make back to school shopping a fun adventure for your kids. Have them pick out outfits from magazines that they like. Give them the charge of getting the look for less. Take them to the closest air conditioned outlets, discount stores and chains and have them get their back to school looks on a budget.
It’s summer. You are hot. And doing these things with your family will make you so Cool.