What I have been doing is trying to simultaneously stay cool and keep Squishy from getting bored. The kid wants to be outside, carrying sticks around and collecting leaves. Only, it's 90+ degrees everyday with lots of humidity! My pregnant self revolts...I am like a self-contained oven when I'm pregnant.
Our best discovery this summer? The Splash Pad.
There is a free, well-maintained (clean!) splash pad park about 25 minutes from our house and we are making it a habit. It's perfect for Squishy's age because:
1) There is no large body of water where I have be constantly on guard against drowning.
2) Squishy can take it at his own pace. It takes him a little while to warm up to the idea each time, but soon he's playing at full speed.
3) I can hang out and talk with friends (it's fun to go as a group!) while we all keep an eye on the little ones.
4) Afterwards, we're both tuckered out and take great naps.
|Squishy thinks buckets are so cool.|
Have you ever taken your kids to a Splash pad?
P.S. I'll keep you posted on the much-anticipated sourdough bread.
P.S.S. Did I mention that today is Andrew's last day of school and then he gets a 2 week break? Party!!!