1. Just ignore it. Yes, that’s me with the sweat dampening the front and back of my shirt, assiduously ignoring the heat while I work in the garden. What of it?
2. Tell the kids it used to be hotter when we were growing up.
3. Snuggle next to a hairy dog. You think you’re hot? Imagine how hot he feels with all that fur. Perspective.
4. Get the baby pool out and don’t share it with your kids. Even better, do it during naptime when no one will know, or whine, or say anything.
5. On a serious note, head for the mall, the library, the movies, the car – wherever you can find air conditioning for a few hours.
6. Hide out in the basement, unless it’s not comfy, carpeted and cool like mine. Sorry, no room in the basement.
7. Exercise in the morning. I am a firm believer in getting my body used to the heat, and exercising, with a firm eye on your body for signs of heat stroke, is one way to do it.
8. Close the curtains in your house on the side where the sun hits. Don’t bother with the windows. In my personal, albeit unscientific experience, closing the windows doesn’t make one bit of difference.
9. Drink a glass of water every hour. Throw a piece of lemon or lime in there. Don’t put in sugar. Sugar doesn’t help when it’s hot, no matter how many Southern ice teas you want to drink. Keep the water plain or sour and savory and you’ll feel refreshed.
10. Move to Alaska.
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to: