Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby its hot outside... FREAKING HOT

Each and every year, I can't wait for summer to get here. And then each and every year I remember that summer in Texas is akin to the fiery pits of HELL and I realize that maybe I should just quit spending my fall, winter and spring hoping for a few months in Hades.

But we are here, and its only getting hotter. Kate spends hours a day pounding at the front door to go outside and play, yet about three minutes after getting outside, she promptly turns around, climbs up the front step and faces the front door while pointing at the handle. Toddler for, "Dude, are you serious? Its 95 degrees out here and I'm a FREAKING baby. Have you lost your mind? Get me in the air conditioning you failure of a mother."

And yet, her favorite activity in the world is playing outside. So starting this week, I've tried to force some outside play times first thing in the morning and then again after 5. Which hasn't exactly been going gangbusters. I'm cranky and crabby in the mornings because I haven't had my coffee and I have to wave to my neighbors while looking a hot mess with bed head and wearing my sock monkey PJs, and Kate is cranky in the afternoon, because she won't nap more than once a day, and it PISSES HER OFF that I turn off Sesame Street after half an hour because I just can't take any more of that crap.

But, we've got to figure something out. This girl LOVES being outside. My vote is moving somewhere up north. Or fixing global warming. Whichever can happen, like TOMORROW.


Nikki - Lilybug_Designs said...

This is exactly why I hate Texas! It is just too hot here! I recommend buying a baby pool or a sprinkler to play in during the summer heat. Also, there is a splash park near your house that you should try out.

BeagleBaby said...

I agree with the both of you... it is suppose to be 104 tomorrow and by Sunday 109! But here is some ideas... lol My grandma would bring in dirt for me to play with on the kitchen table...Lets up date this idea by getting a small kiddy pool and maybe sand! Or finger painting in the tub? It's kinda like a pool! And as I did during the "it's to cold to be outside" time - get those 100 mult. colored balls and a huge tub with a make shift ramp! Those balls will sure keep them busy! Good luck my little Kate!

lucythevaliant said...

Ugh, I know, it's so stinkin' HOT here! And if that wasn't enough of an outdoor-play deterrent, my baby always ends up covered in mosquito bites if we step outside. No good!