As Isak Dinesen says, "The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." Seriously....it's good for what ails ya.
Summer Of Awesomeness idea of the day:
GO PLAY IN THE WATER!
(For bonus points, go somewhere you've never been before.)
Your bath tub does not count. Doing dishes does not count. Watering the plants does not count. If it's serving any practical purpose, the buzzer says "WRRRNNK!" (Insert ugly buzzer sound here.)
Today, my friend Sarah and I took our daughters to a public sprinkler park in Rockwall, Texas. Isn't that flower sprinkler neat? I'd be happy to have it in my yard. It's free and located in a city park. We tried to go to one in Royce City, but it didn't open until 10:00, and we're early birds. And the first one didn't have any shade. We packed easy lunches and had a picnic under the shady pavilion.
Sprinkler parks are a GREAT place for kids to splish and splash! For adults, though---not so much. If you're just babysitting your children while THEY play---it doesn't count! You have to go play in the water just for you. You can involve your family, but if they're little bitty like mine, it's more monitoring than mermaiding.
This weekend, Adam and I are going to go play in the water while Violet stays with her grandparents. I'll take photos if I think the camera isn't in watery-death jeopardy.
-Try out your local pool. (I'm not a public pool person, either....but a change of pace is good for you.)
-Go to your local state park and see what their swimming area has to offer. You might be surprised.
-Find a free sprinkler park. Go super early and have it practically to yourself. Early bird gets the worm...I mean sprinkler dominion.
-If you're in the city, go visit a friend with a pool (home or apartment). Staaacyyyy....your pool is calling my name! Do you hear it? If you're in the country, visit a friend with a pond or creek.
-Hit the closest water park in your area. Ride that big slide. You know the one I'm talking about. (Does anyone know where this is? That's crazy tall. How do you not just fall forward and fall out? Yeah, yeah, gravity and physics, but still.)
-Make your husband get out the Slip 'N Slide. Have a root beer float or a margarita and take a slide after the kids are in bed. (I'm not sure where this photo came from, but in my world....these kids would be about to get in a LOT of trouble. So....wait until they're asleep and you don't have to even have the ketchup discussion. Unless your husband is stupid.)
-Go to the seashore if you can drive there. Scuba dive or snorkel, or at the very least walk in the surf and gather shells, sea glass, or driftwood.
Let me know what you do!