A few weeks ago, with temperatures soaring, I asked my readers' opinions about the blue inflatable swimming pools. Cliff came up with a perfect solution, one I didn't throw in the mix because I hadn't heard about the option.
Our next-door neighbor, David, who works with Cliff, has a nice, in-ground pool that, honestly, doesn't seem to get a lot of use It was mid-July or after when he got it ready for use this year. He's an easy-going sort of guy, and Cliff asked him if he'd care if we took the girls over there to swim on occasion. No problem, he said.
Sunday there seemed to be nobody around, so Cliff and I joined the girls in the pool.
Yesterday, with temps in the mid-nineties, the girls swam again. I watched them for a half-hour, then Cliff took a turn supervising; so they had an hour in the water.
Speaking of temperatures, it's supposed to be near 100 the rest of the week, including the time the girls and I are at the fair. I'd better write Gatorade on my shopping list!