Originally Posted by dauphinette
I'm all for vitamin D,but not for frequent sunburns which is how we would end up if I just ignored the sun. I can do long sleeve light weight shirts (and almost always do if I am going to be in the sun) but not both long sleeves and pants in 100 degree ultra humid New Orleans, lol. And while I can handle the weather very well and will adapt and make due with whatever my dd is not like that at all.
Who said anything about sunburn and/or ignoring the sun? I said we protect our skin and/or stay in shady areas. I guess I am of the mind set that you gotta make due with where you live. We have bitter bitter cold days and ultra hot and humid ones. It doesn't get in the way of our fun or our everyday lives.
If your daughter can't handle the heat then I would find lots of indoor fun as many of us mentioned-the library, the mall, play places, the movies, local Y/pool for out of the house.
For in the home you can make forts, cook, put on plays/puppet shows, play hide and seek, play board games, watch movies, read, color, paint.
There are TONS of craft sites on the web-you could make flower pots, make pinch pots out clay, make weaving boards out of old cardboard, make your own silly putty or playdo to name a few.
You could start an indoor garden, start a family band by making instruments out of glass jars, pots and pans, hairbrushes for microphones.
You can listen to books on tape, dance to the radio.
You could reorganize your cupboards (my son loved that!). Clean out your closet and play dress up at the same time.
Try packing up some of the toys and start rotating them so the old seems new again. Do the same with books.