Belle and I coped with Friday's heat wave by taking repeated trips around the block. I made myself a black tea latte (freshly brewed black tea with freshly whipped cream) and got Belle ready for a park trip early in the day. Belle threw herself into the road once she realized she wasn't being offered tea and wouldn't even walk to the park. That blew my idyllic vision of sipping tea while watching Belle play.
We spent the rest of the evening drinking white grape juice over crushed ice and shifting from foot to foot. Belle made a habit out of running out the door and jumping into her bobby car. She wanted me to push her around the block. We probably made five trips until nightfall when it cooled off. Belle even played in the sprinklers and ran barefoot on wet grass. I was so glad when she fell asleep.