Some people like to talk and complain about the hot summer days. Happy kids growing up in Texas, who may not have the best of everything, just make the best of everything around them and they know how to have fun while staying cool. We can all learn a lot from children.
The Shops of Highland Village with water shooting out of the sidewalk is a Great way to Cool Off!
The Dallas Galleria Shopping Mall offers Ice Skating year round. Here kids learn that you can keep going long after you think you can't. When hot people are dripping wet from the heat, these kids are in their summer clothes having fun on the ice! Children are GREAT role models!
Kids come in all sizes. Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, what you've learned, and what you're willing to teach others. Kids learn a lot from the people they look up to.
Children live what they learn by watching others and having the courage to try it themselves
These kids stay cool under colorful golf umbrellas. Some are reading books, others are coloring while they are waiting outdoors in temperatures that reached 103 today (heat index 110) for their favorite movies to start. Kids in Texas use their time wisely and most of them know how to stay out of trouble. Good best friends takes responsibility for their actions and they positively influence each other. Adults can learn a lot about joy by observing happy children. Here in Texas, they are truly a joy!
Kids in Texas are happy kids. They find simple pleasures and they make good use of their time, even when the temperatures are scorching hot. Some people use beach towels and umbrellas on the beach, these kids use them while waiting for a cool movie to start!
All photos and text by Patricia Feager, Keller Williams Realty, 2011.