The temperatures around here have been 105+, which equals absolute misery with kids home from school. I don't want them outside playing in the heat, but I don't want them inside either.
Last week, Mollee asked me if she could build a "lounge" in the garage. I wasn't sure what that meant, but I said sure. She has set it up with chairs, a book case with a lot of books, a sign in table, hand sanitizer, "carpet" floors, etc.
Check out the front desk:
The kids sit in here for hours during the afternoon. They get a box fan and color, play cards or read for hours throughout the afternoon. It is great and they are always discussing changes to make to the "lounge" - it cracks me up!