Friday, we went to a local outdoor mall that has a nice splash pad. (Marketing has become so creative, hasn't it? Get the kids to the mall for free sprinklers; and maybe the parents will go into the stores and restaurants for some non-free items.) We were there with Ann and her family.
Zoodle delighted me when we took off his shirt and and he asked,
"Mommy, can I have my life vest?"
I'm not sure if he understood my explanation of why life vests aren't necessary at splash pads, but he willingly ran off to get wet.
At one point, all four kids decided that they wanted more of a full-body experience.
Our temperatures have been hitting triple digits almost every day, with heat indexes at times several degrees higher. If this goes on for long, adults may start bringing their bathing suits to the splash pads too!
Thanks to Ann for the photos!