Thursday, May 26, 2011

Top Ten List of Summer -Time Don'ts

Summer is here y'all. Can you feel it? Of course you can, it's already a million degrees outside. Yesterday, I played basketball with my students at noon in 102 degree heat. I smoked them all in knockout, then I got heatstroke. That's a don't. As in, don't play basketball with 8 year-olds at noon in 102 degree weather.

Here's nine more:
 9. Don't sequester yourself indoors due to the heat. Nothing is worse than when your house feels like an air-conditioned prison. Get out and about!
I swear I will buck up the courage to leave you when it's 104 degrees.

8. Don't forget sunscreen. For all members of the family, not just the baby.
Yes Kimmy, your pretty face needs sunscreen too. 

7. Don't forget to hydrate. Dehydration is not pretty. Water, Gatorade, repeat. Lots of yummy fruit.

6. Don't eat to pass the time because you're bored from being inside from the heat. See #9. I fell victim to this one every summer when I was in school. Always gained a solid 7 pounds.
I have a penchant for wedding cake.

5. Don't be skurred to sweat. It's summer. You'll get boob sweat. There is no way to avoid it. Sweat is cleansing. Embrace it.  {And maybe don't wear grey.}

4. Don't forget to wear deodorant. And don't think you can get away with wearing your husband's if you run out {as I may have first hand knowledge}. It is NOT pH balanced for you.
This is how you feel when you have deodorant on. 
3. Don't avoid the pool because you don't like your post baby body. You better work girl; be it in a bikini or a one piece.
Me; four months post partum; squinty eyed and all.

2. Don't fall victim to the tube. Craft! Write! Read! Daytime TV is yucky anyway.

1. Don't forget that fall will be here again before you know it; so cling to these hot summer days full of watermelon, rest, rejuvenation and sweat.
Toph on a lovely summer evening last year;  he was 3 months old.

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A Rancher's Wife said...

This post made me laugh! Your home is beautiful, btw.

Oh and along with grey don't wear white shirts. Unless you want to ruin them, right?

I actually love summer, but then again I'm not in Texas and I've never experienced Texas summers.

gabriellecato said...

i LOVE summer! i am so excited to enjoy my first one with my baby boy! haha! i have a picture of him (he's three months) from last weekend laying on a quilt like toph is!

Nicole said...

Not quite summer in Denver yet, but your post made me wish it was!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

SO true. I need to remember this when it's 105 here. ;-)

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

That was good! I love that picture of Kim K.- we all need the sunscreen! -Here From Mama Kat's

Anonymous said...

Love your list! Great post! Here from Mama Kat's.