It is hot here is Southern California. Like 90+ degrees Fahrenheit hot. Which makes going to school uncomfortable and spending time outside afterward just plain torture.
Unless there’s water involved.
Running through the sprinklers is one of our favorite ways to play with water in the backyard. We don’t even both to turn on our sprinklers; we simply add a sprinkler attachment to the end of a hose to get the water going in all sorts of directions. You don’t need to leave the water running long to pack in lots of fun.
Bored with that idea? Vary things up a bit by hooking up the hose to a slip and slide. Or fill up a kiddie pool and go for a dip.
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Here's to a wonderfully cooler fall, Chris! 🙂
I hope you didn't get the wrong impression – we don't actually water our grass with the sprinklers, just let the kids play. You should see our (dead) front lawn. Yeah, not so popular with the neighbors …
We've been running through sprinklers at friends' houses, but let our own grass die this year. Water is getting so pricey that I am saving it for the garden. Luckily, we have a river near by! The Little Explorer's face is priceless!
Chris Eastvedt says
What a great reminder that even though the weather might be less than ideal, there's still plenty of entertainment to be had outdoors. Also, it's such a nice change from blasting the AC and vegging out in front of the TV (and friendlier to the electric bill as well). I'm sweating it out in LA too, Debi, hoping each day for an early winter. ; }