We're in the midst of a heat wave here - how 'bout you? Our temps have been in the low 90s this past week, which is about four weeks earlier than normal. I'm loving it, but I've always been a hot weather lover.
My kids love the hot weather too. Must have been all that time they spent without air conditioning when they were young. Because we didn't have air conditioning we spent more time out doors especially if there was a breeze.
On those hot summer days I dressed those little ones in t-shirts and the heck with the shorts. The t-shirts they're wearing in the photo below were lovingly sewn by their mama. That particular t-shirt pattern was one I used over and over and over. DS's t-shirt has a train embroidered on the front - hand embroidered I might add as I used to sit on the steps of the apartment building we living in and embroider while they played. DD's rainbow striped t-shirt had her name on the front - you sure wouldn't do that today would you?
During the summer of 1978 I was carless, which meant that not only did we not have a nice air conditioned car to get around in, but we had to walk when I couldn't find someone to give me a lift. One evening on our walk home from the grocery store I snapped a photo of my two little monkeys playing around in an empty parking lot. Yep, I let them run around in public their little t-shirts and their (non-disposable) diapers and rubber pants.
So maybe they weren't always dressed impeccably but they were comfortable, clean, happy, and of course, adorable.