Victoria has been stir crazy with the weather still hot. She was pretty much done with school by 10 a.m. and was practically crawling the walls. I have to think fast with this girl. I had to think of something that she could do outside, out of the house, away from us (she was way too distracting for the rest of the kids doing school). I remember washing doll clothes when I was little so I set her up outside with a basin of water and a little clothes line. She was very content and happy to be doing something different. And all of her doll clothes and blankets actually came out clean. The water was pretty dirty. She was very proud of herself. This kept her busy for well over an hour and cooled off too.