...and other misconceptions I made 06-9-25
2006 Sep 25
July 27th 2009
The heat

Posted by D under family

The girls declined to play outside today. That’s a rare thing to happen. They were actually asking to go play outside. Instead of arguing with them, K2 told them to visit the yard and come back and tell us what they’d like to do. The vote was swift and unanimous. Play inside!

The temperature once again topped 100F and even for people who like warm weather (like K2) it was no longer pleasant outside. Just simply hot.

Thankfully the girls are creative when it comes to playing these days. They hid under our blankets (what? are you cold?). They played hide and seek. They asked me to read books for them. They drew pictures. They helped Mama make home made pasta again (K2 started making her own pasta just recently – outstanding… much better than store bought – but I digress). H2 and S2 clearly were happy with all their options. And every once in a while we’d get a few minutes of LOUD piano playing. Fun.

Then they picked two shirts of mine and decided to make them their dress-up clothes. And at bed time insisted on wearing them as night gowns. Whatever works for you, kiddies – certainly would be too hot for me. Oh, and did I mention that they decided to swap comforters with us and now have rather warm comforters plus the huge shirts? Crazy.

I’m sitting downstairs, enjoying a cold beer and praising my decision to make air conditioning a “must have” requirement when house hunting a few years ago. It’s nice to be in a chilly 78F house right now.

The weather forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday? More of the same.

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One Response to “The heat”

  1. Angela on 29 Jul 2009 at 10:19 am #

    I think that having AC installed this summer because of the baby was the best decision I ever made… and I’m pretty sure my other half agrees with me now.
    This is ridiculous.

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