This heat is no joke. And if it is, the joke’s on us. I love summer as much as the next beach girl, but carrying around an infant all day makes my sweat pits two times bigger. Baby Daddy is even more upset about it. And the babe? He’s super hot too, sprouting a rash and a big lower lip whenever he overheats.
Here are some things we’ve done to beat the heat.
1) Take a cold bath.
2) Lounge around in our underwear.
3) Watch the tele in the air conditioning.
4) Spit up on ourselves.
6) Make Cucumber Lemon Water.
So my in-laws have been raving about this cucumber lemon water for weeks and with all that fuss, I just had to try it. Turns out, it’s totally worth raving about. Super easy, very refreshing, and a great way to stay hydrated and cool this summer. Like most recipes, I found it here.
Cucumber Lemon Water
1 small cucumber (5 inches), thinly sliced
1/3 of a lemon, thinly sliced
2 quarts water
Put the cucumbers and lemons in a pitcher. Pour the water over them, stir gently, and let sit for an hour or so. Pour over ice in a glass and enjoy. You can use the fruit a couple of more times, just refilling the pitcher with water as needed.
Yield: 2 quarts