Yesterday DFW hit a record temperature high of 107*.
Yes. You read that correctly. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN DEGREES. And that’s not counting the heat index.
It’s sweltering outside. I mean, people are literally baking cookies on the dashboard of their car. Leaves are turning colors … and I don’t mean into pretty oranges and reds, I mean they’re turning brown because they’re DYING. Even getting into the pool feels like you’re soaking in a warm bath. It’s really miserable, and it’s JUST NOW August. We have another 2 whole months of this at least. Because of this, I’m having to get clever when it comes to thinking of things to go with my kids … because it’s not like we can go to the park these days. It’s 85* in the middle of the night.
I picked the Mouse up from daycare yesterday and randomly decided that this was time to stop and finally get a membership to our city library. They have a brand new facility really close to our house, and it looks awesome … which is to say, it looks like it has an air conditioner, so … I’m sold. We parked, hopped out, and the Mouse immediately says, ‘Mom, it’s so hot. I want it to be Winter again.’
Amen, kiddo. Amen.
He then spent the rest of the quick walk into the library yelling, ‘SHOO SUN!’ at the top of his lungs. If only it were that easy … but nice try, Mouse.
The awesome thing is, I am now officially taking advantage of a great neighborhood resource. Our library is REALLY nice … with a great kids area, lots of computers, and yes, even an air conditioner. The Mouse was absolutely smitten, especially since we were able to find several new Thomas the Train books. He had a good time picking his 5 books out, and then scanning each one to check them out.
It’ll be interesting doing a trip with both kiddos at the same time … but I think that if I wear the Froggy, I’ll still be able to coral the Mouse and keep him in line for the most part. I’m anxious to check out some story times and kid’s programs. I know I am WAY late to figuring out the awesomeness of everything my local library has to offer. What types of programs does your local library offer, and which ones do your kiddo(s) love?