With a heat index near 115 F my plan was to keep them inside during the heat of the day. Sadly, at least one of my kids is smarter than I am and slipped outside during the 30 seconds that I wasn't looking. But there was shade on the patio and all he wanted was water in the wading pool. We did one better and hooked up the sprinkler too. The next oldest brother quickly went for his swim trunks and the youngest had to be called back inside to put on her little swimsuit (can't really blame her for wanting to be out in just a diaper). Eventually the oldest got in on the action as well.
While I didn't indulge myself (my swimsuit hasn' t seen the light of day in long enough that it is now too small) it was fun watching the kids splash around. Ice cream for dinner doesn't happen everyday either. One of life's most important rules is that sometimes it's important to ignore the rules, especially when it's too hot to cook.
Well it's a holiday weekend and our plans include having hotdogs, potato salad, green cottage cheese and chips, and watching 1776.
Hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend. And don't set your truck on fire like a local volunteer fire department once did during the festive fireworks display, but that's really a story for another time.