And while I've been taking my big country yard, and the opportunity to set up swimming pools and use sprinklers and host epic water gun fights for granted, my city-dwelling apartment-living friends were finding creative ways to keep their kiddos cool in the absurd summertime heat.
In a stroke of genius, my friend Keri dumped out the winter stuff she had stored in these large plastic totes and filled the totes with water. Voila! Simple mini kiddie pool.
If you have some storage space you could own a tote or two just for this purpose, and when summer is over you could store summer items such as beach towels and swim suits in it until the heat returns again. Offer bath toys and plastic kitchen items as pool toys.
Thank you to my friend Keri for sharing this clever idea!
How do you keep your kids cool on scorching summer days?