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Surviving Florida Summer: How-to Guide

 < by Annie of Third Wave Domesticity >

Activity #1 Global Guts

Materials Needed:

  • (2) swim towels
  • (1) swimming pool
  • (2) donut floats
  • (1) raft
  • (3) kids


Step 1: Kid #1 uses raft to make large waves in pool — continues waves, even if body is tired.

Step 2: Kid #2 and Kid #3 place bodies in donut floats.

Step 3: On your mark, Kid #2 and Kid #3 swim through impending waves.

Step 4: First kid to end of deep end wins leg of global guts.

Step 5:  Winner takes towel, grabs each end of towel, places towel parallel to back (reference Superman for further instructions).

Step 6: Raise towel overhead, run around pool, let towel wave in the air (close eyes and imagine towel is country of origin flag)

Activity #2 Fiddler on the Roof

Materials Needed:

  • (1) boom box
  • (1) Fiddler on the Roof featuring Zero Mostel tape
  • (2) towels (schmatas)
  • (1) swimming pool
  • (2) kids


Step 1: Place Fiddler on the Roof tape into boom box

Step 2: Fast forward tape to “Matchmaker.”

Step 3: Kid #1 and Kid #2 take towel, wrap towel around head… leaving only face exposed (reference babushka doll for further instructions).

Step 4: Press play

Step 5: Skip around pool, schmatas on heads, screaming Matchmaker

Activity #3 Maury

Materials Needed:

  • (1) box of bagel bites
  • (1) television
  • (2) kids


Step 1: Remove bagel bites from microwave

Step 2: Sit on ratty couch

Step 3: Turn on television; turn channel to Maury Povich show.

Step 4: Eat bagel bites

Step 5: Finish Maury, wait for Cheers


[…] This post can also be found at A Breakfast Serial. […]

  bravesmartbold wrote @

It’s raining where we are so we’re on the couch. Cute post.

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