Summer in Hawaii is hot and humid.
This is obvious, I know.
What might not be, is that most of us live in Hawaii without A/C.
Some of us also live in single wall construction cottages
built in the 1950's with no insulation or ceilings fans…
plus no A/C.
Don't feel too bad though.
As a friend patiently pointed out to me as I was cursing the weather,
yes, it's true, the heat and humidity are a problem
but we're also blessed with the most wonderful solution...
The Pacific Ocean!
(a mere 2 miles away)
For the days when Joe is at work and I can't manage a beach trip on my own,
this tiny pool has been a great pinch hitter so far.
Indigo singing "Let It Go" at the top of her lungs.
I'm sure our neighbors (a house of twenty-something waiters) love living next door to us.
At least this serenade was in the afternoon and not 6 am on a Saturday,
which is how it usually goes down.
If the Disney anthems don't wake them up,
I'm sure my furious shushing and hissed warnings do the job.
Hazel warming her little okole on the pavement.
Violet playing on the
most dangerous most fun spot, the stairs.
Typically, I think it's called a Kiddie Pool,
but Marissa and Andrew aren't into labels.