The stuff that makes summer flow easily around here. The stuff that I get NO MONEY or stuff for endorsing here on my blog with seven readers, but whose awesomeness makes me want to
bore you tell you about anyway.
Water Shoes. Also known as aquasocks. LOVE them. The boys can go from sand to water to germ-infested playpark when we are at the lake and be comfortable at all three. We also use them at wading pool, creeks and splash pads. Plus, they are cheap like borscht. I get mine at Joe (in Superstore) and they really are the best seven bucks I spend all summer.
Coopertone Kids Spray-on Sunscreen This has CHANGED OUR LIVES when it comes to sun protection. It is easy-peasy and it works really well. Sprout is a very very pale little thing with almost platinum blond hair. He is the poster child for potentially bad burns. He hasn't even gotten pink. And we LIVE outside all summer (well, when it's not pretending to be winter around here). It is not cheap, but coupons come out in late spring and it seems to be marked down a fair bit at Walmart in May and June. To this cheap-o it is worth every penny.
Opi Nail Polish I have taken to giving myself pedicures after being given a bottle of this stuff. I am the world's biggest klutz and this stuff is perfect for me. It flakes off skin easily, (Yes, this is important, I tend to drip) goes on smoothly and lasts for a long time, long time. I've always used the cheap drugstore stuff but I am converted this summer.
Dripless Ice Pops These are super easy to make, quite healthy and completely mess free. No nasty freezies for us and should someone hypothetically leave one lying on the deck for three hours, it will retain it's shape, just not it's tastiness. Hypothetically.
Contigo Water Bottles These are fantastic. They do NOT leak. At all. No matter what you do. Mayhem and Havoc have certainly tried. We've used them all summer and we've saved a ton of plastic bottles and juice boxes. Also hypothetically, if your children are given to biting things, the rubber coating on the bottom does not stand up to repeated gnawing. Hypothetically.
So, how about you? What could you not make it through the summer without?