Right now in Texas is the perfect time to get the kids outside. Earlier in the Spring would have been great except for all of the allergy sufferers in the house. It’s not fun to be out in the beautiful weather if you’re miserable. But now the pollen has died down some, or whatever it is that happens when allergies aren’t so bad. 🙂 The weather is beautiful, warm but not too hot like it’s going to be. I look for excuses to send the kids outside to play, work, or just exhaust some energy.
What kid doesn’t like to get out and get in water? Outside + water = bliss! But why not get a job done and have fun at the same time? The kids love to get out there and help Dad wash the cars. They feel like they are getting something done and have a blast doing it. It always starts out like a serious job and then ends with everyone squirting water, running, screaming, and completely wet.
Inevitably I end up with an extra load of laundry to get done after water play, but I figure if they’ve been helpful it’s worth it. Bathing the dogs is also a fun and helpful way for the kids to play in the water.
Are you taking advantage of the great weather to get outside?