Monday, August 4, 2008

Stay Cool Babies

It is hotter than h-e-double hockey sticks in St. Louis today. The heat index is approximately 4 scorchillion degrees centigrade. With 8 meltillion percent humidity. These numbers may seem made up, but I assure you, they are not.

It's been building up for the last week, with a little reprieve here and there; this weather trend is likely to continue for the rest of the month if history is any guide. August in this city is possibly the absolute worst place on earth (again, you might think I'm exaggerating, but sadly, I am not). Especially now that we have an active toddler living in our house. As Justin said yesterday, "You can only play barn, Lola, and cooking so many times before you can't take it anymore". We've pulled out books we haven't read for awhile, made up new games (taking turns yelling is a current favorite), and taken 5 second walks outside. We've spent quite a bit of time at the Hartford and CooperElla, and I hate to admit it, but I'm starting to lose my love of the latte. And worst of all, Eliot is starting to seem a little bored.

Just GO somewhere, you might be saying. But there is no relief in that as our broke-down ass cars don't have working air conditioning, and while we are no longer under the crippling fist of a mortgage, we just don't have the extra dollars to either fix them or get a new car. We are saving in anticipation of summers ahead, which will be great, then, in the future, the time that is not now.

Any suggestions on how to entertain a toddler on no money in the midst of these hell-like temps?


Sara said...

This is hysterical! I'm just now catching up on your blog from the last couple of weeks, and it looks like we're blogging doppelgangers.

We're pretty much in the same boat - cabin fever brought on by a nasty case of Heatwave-itis.

Too bad we're a jillion miles away...

Escapades of Piper Wiper Pudding Bear said...

Science center, toddler legos table. Works EVERY time.