And what I mean when I say "it's officially winter" is that it is officially summer. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that in Texas you stay inside during June, July and August (and I would argue May and September) and spend the winter outside playing.
It is just killing me to sit inside on these days that are looking absolutely gorgeous. I tried to take Gwen to the park yesterday around 11:00AM but the slides were too hot (borderline melting) and the swings were too hot, and pretty much it was just a miserable experience. For our own safety we were forced to stop on the way home to get ice cream.
The last few days have been in the upper nineties and with the heat index (what does that mean, humidity?) the feels like temperature is in the lower 100's. Ouch. It is May. I am used to nice moderate temperatures.
I just need to adjust my mindset. Instead of freezing my buns off from October to April in Minnesota or Utah, my buns get toasted here in Texas (which really I guess is preferable).
This whole problem is magnified by the fact that I have a borderline albino infant. This kid fries up real nice with about three minutes of exposure in the sun. Gwen has never had a sunburn in her life, ever. Not one. Bentley so far has had about ten bad ones. I should post a picture of their two legs together. Gwen looks like a Hawaiian goddess and really, Bentley looks like a cute little white person who should not be exposed to the sun ever.
Any good ideas for keeping kids entertained during these hot hot hot days of May?