Often times to beat the summer heat we get out our blow-up pool or the sprinkler. However, I think that the kids have just as much fun, if not more, when I let them fill up a few buckets and tubs with water to play in. Having a good amount of shade in the front from midday on certainly helps. They use rocks, Lego guys, toy animals, you name it, to play in the water and have such a great time. We joke that it’s our redneck swimming pool. You know you’re a redneck when your kids squeal with excitement because you give them a garden hose and a 5-gallon bucket!