The hottest days of summer are upon us. What are you going to do to stay cool? At this time of year, it’s getting so hot it’s hard to feel good about sending the kids out to play in the yard for too awfully long. Once the temperature soars towards triple digits, it’s just plain hot. How about going for a few indoor activities to keep your family cool? Treat the kids to an indoor movie day. Go all out and darken the windows by pulling the drapes or even using blankets. Pop up some popcorn and make some nachos. Then choose a couple great family friendly films and watch them on the big flat screen television. Go ahead and blast the volume a little louder than is normally allowed! Come on mom, it’s just for a couple hours! Better yet, if you have a sound system, turn it to Special Effects and go for it.
Another day you can have a competition playing a dance game or sport game on the video gaming system. This is really a great option because the kids stay active, but a bit cooler inside – so you accomplish two goals. Make sure to serve them a snack and cool drink partway through the competition. You can make it really fun by having a couple prizes ready for the champions.
Although nothing beats being out of doors when it comes to summer fun, on these extra hot days, it’s alright to bend the rules and allow a little extra television or video games to beat the heat. Enjoy the rest of the summer! School will start soon.