After a glorious month of atypically cool weather in May, and June being extremely generous as well (thank you universe!), I’d say we may have used up about all of our luck by now. Of course, those few hot days that we had in there prompted my husband’s annual jabs at me about my complaints about the heat.
I personally disagree with the accusations. In my own mind, I do my best to stay positive during the summer and not openly complain. However, there is a *slight* chance that my silent sweaty sulking has a different effect on the outward appearance of a positive mindset.
Just to prove my husband wrong and publicly start the summer on a positive note, here are the 5 top reasons to LOVE an Arizona summer:
1. Water Play!
Pools and splash pads are open and scream summer time fun. Who doesn’t love the pool and its endless entertainment, and amazing ability to wear the littles out.
Make sure to check out the splash pad in downtown Gilbert beneath the water tower. Its a local favorite, and water play in this location is extended to playing in the fountains too.
Summer months are the perfect time for weekend trips up north for some wilderness fun. Camping with kids is easier than you think and what a great way to escape the summertime cabin fever. Kids dig it, there is no better way to get them unplugged and experiencing nature.
Rain! Glorious Rain! If you live in the desert you understand. Even though those storms get a little hairy, any form of precipitation is loved by all who live here, and it is always an adventure. Plus, the puddle jumping aftermath is a blast for the kids (and grownups too if you wish).
The past few years, my favorite part of the monsoon season has always been the very first storm. We step out on the porch to hear the rain and feel the moist air, and we start hearing our neighbors yelling and cheering on the rain in excitement too. Booya!
The hot hot hotness has come, the kids are out of school, and its a great time to get out of dodge. We use this time to go back east to visit family, not to mention to soak in the green, and the cooler temps.
Ok so this one just applies to me personally, but I figured you would also enjoy this cute face. Our desert tortoise “Wally-Co-Co” comes out from hibernation and visits us when we’re hanging out in the backyard. He’s definitely a cute perk of the higher temps.
See! We totally got this. Summer is going to fly by so enjoy those awesome things that make summer summer.
Wait, here’s a bonus – Ok, so I know I said 5, but you get a bonus reason because summer is just that awesome…
Open road! The snowbirds have migrated for the summer, no school zone slow downs, and people are on vacation (or simply don’t want to get in a hot car to go anywhere), so there is far less traffic! Yessss!