3 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat

Summer here on the Third Coast means you go outside for fifteen minutes to work in the yard, and you come in wringing wet with perspiration.

We haven't hit triple digits yet this year, but it will in another couple of weeks.

The key to happiness in life is focusing on the positive and ignore the negative.

The same is true about enjoying the summer even in COVID. You can stay cool without cranking the air conditioning down to arctic zone and have fun too.

Pretend you're a kid again. Have you heard people say, "Hot enough for you?" Fairly often I imagine. Have you ever heard a kid say that? Probably not.

3 Easy Ways to Stay Cool & Have Fun Doing It

Whether you have kids or not, here are some fun ways to stay cool and have fun.

Popsicle Mold from Amazon
1. Get a popsicle maker.

Yes, even if you don't have kids. You can find those plastic popsicle makers just about everwhere from kitchen accessories stores to dollar stores. They come in all price points. The one shown from Amazon is less than $10.

Prepare your favorite beverage—Koolaid, juice, or rum punch. Pour your choice into each unit of the frozen pop maker, freeze, then enjoy whenever you feel overheated.

A frozen gin and tonic pop will keep you cool and smooth away the rough edges. Just don't take the forklift or the minivan out on the freeway if you make alcoholic pops.

2. If you've got kids, then have a daily water hose fight with them.

I did this when our kids were young, and I enjoyed getting soaked too. It's still something the kids fondly remember.

No kids? Wash your car and be careless with the hose. Put some great music on, and you'll feel like a kid again.

3. Get a kiddie pool.

That's right. Plop it down in the backyard, on the patio, or any shady place shady.

Blend up a big container of your favorite slushy like strawberries and ice and yogurt (or maybe rum or vodka).

Settle into the filled pool with your favorite libation and a good book. Kids and dogs are optional.

Takeaway Truth

Water + fun + games = good times your kids will remember.  Gotta go. My margarita frozen popsicles are almost ready.

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