I made the fatal error of not taking into account the fact that I would be stuck in the sun for hours upon hours on end.
When my kids wanted to go and play at the new large playground nearby us, I was happy to take them there.
This would not only give them some much needed play time, but it would give me some much needed relaxation time. However, the day we went was a super sunny day, in the 80 degree range. I dropped the kids off and sat down on a nearby picnic bench. I got lost in my phone for a little bit, before I realized how hot I was becoming. I looked up and noticed my kids seemed to be unaffected, too distracted by their own imaginations. I looked around for some cooling relief, but found there were no shaded areas nearby. I decided to move spots and sit underneath a tree for some shade, but it was quite uncomfortable since they didn’t have a bench there, so I was sitting on tree roots. My shirt was becoming damp from so much sweat, and I was only able to sit there for another 30 minutes before telling the kids it was time to head home. Naturally, they begged for more time, but I told them no. As we hopped into the car, the first thing I did was turn on the air conditioning system. I blasted the car’s A/C right in my face, and I sat there for the next 15 minutes really enjoying the cold air. After I cooled down a bit thanks to the HVAC unit, we were able to drive back home.