A Father’s Guide to Summer Backyard Sanity with Kids

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This is the second installment of “a father’s guide” to various things around the home. The first time we dealt with getting a room ready for baby. This time we’re going to deal with an equally important topic that is soon to be on the minds of father’s across the globe and that’s what to do with your home’s backyard come the summer months when your young kids will be home for the entire week.

Yet again this post is for father’s only so ladies you can feel free to browse over here and watch some videos while us dads talk privately for a moment or two.

Now that the women are gone. Here are some important tips for father’s to prep those backyards for the kids entertainment in the summer months.

1. Buy a pool

I’m not talking about an in-ground pool. I’m talking about one of those cheap inflatable pools you can get at Target or Walmart. Sure they won’t last more than a few months, but I’m telling you kids of all ages love them. You just blow it up, plop it in the backyard, fill it with water from the garden hose and you have instant fun. That pool can buy you at least an hour of child-free whining…until someone gets splashed in the face.

2. Consider a fence

Lots of people get fences for privacy or just to make their home’s exterior a little more classy. For those with small children, don’t worry about privacy or decor. Worry about containment. A fence can allow you to open that back door, send the kids out and you don’t have to worry about them running into the neighbor’s yard or exploring the entire neighborhood. A chain link fence is pretty affordable and does the job.

3. Two words: Fun Noodles

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