GET INSIDE Heat index is over 110!

United States
July 20, 2011 2:39pm CST
We're currently experiencing a heat wave here as many parts of the US are now. But the temps are pretty dangerous especially, to the young, elderly, and people on certain meds. Well we're trying to clean out and organize a long neglected basement. My middle says she's going upstairs to work on the computer or watch tv. I'm like gee it's too quiet I sent my oldest to see what's up and turns out my middle snuck out of the house to play with the neighbor girl in the yard!!! WTH! I told the kids earlier that they were NOT to be outside playing w/ the neighbor girl no matter what! This week is not the week to do this!!! She's currently serving some quality time in her room for this. Now I may of mentioned previously how "bright" that couple is but geez this is certainly adding to the list! As my title says our heat index is well over 100 today. They say not to go outside unless you have to or it's to get somewhere with air conditioning. Now why in the heck does that mother allow her child out of the house today PERIOD?!?!? I'm sure part of it is cause the father is not home and the girl is only really out when he's at work. It's too hot, too dangerous is she thinking at all?!?!?
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@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
21 Jul 11
My 2 and a half year old and i went to the park at 7:30 this morning, and even then i limited it to only about 20 minutes. We went out for 10 minutes of sprinkler/water tree time around three this afternoon and that is it. Even my daughter was saying it was "TOO HOT!!!" and she would play outside all day if i allowed her.
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• United States
21 Jul 11
Yeah we didn't really go outside other than to run to summer school til the evening. Around 8pm it was tolerable as the sun was going down and we all took a dip in the pool and that felt good... especially when I tossed the garden hose in to make the water cooler.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
21 Jul 11
it's going to be another hot one. i hope that the heat wave that is supposed to break sometime tomorrow really does. I am going to have a heart attack when i see the electric bill next month.
• United States
22 Jul 11
No kidding! Truly not looking forward to that! Sadly the heat bill is much worse than the bill after the heat wave ill ever be.
• United States
21 Jul 11
I agree it is way too hot outside!!! Especially fro kids and young ones!!! I was watching the news today and they said it felt like 129 degrees in IOWA!!!!! I just can not imagine that!! Here in Texas we have reached where it felt like 117 but 129? I am scared as we approach August!! Because here that is the hottest month of the year!!!
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• United States
21 Jul 11
We usually get a hot spell like this every so often. But lasting this many days is not too good. The last time we had a bad stetch was in 95 & let me tell you I remember it cause I did not have a/c. I lived in a cool bath tub and slept with ice packs, fans, and misting bottles.
• United States
21 Jul 11
Wow no a/c That would be awful I can only imagine! Sometimes here we have had power outages in the triple digit heat and that is no fun!!!
@diala84 (139)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Yes high temperatures can be dangerous to anyone but that is why you take precautions and limit your time in the heat. As long as the kids drink plenty of water, put on sunscreen and are allowed to be outside for a limited time. Then I don't see why the kids can't go outside with supervision and guidance. Just be careful and let them know the rules.
• United States
21 Jul 11
My kids are told the rules but that doesn't mean they listen. So I'd rather put my foot down and have them inside during the peak hours of the day during this heat spell. I won't go out there myself in temps like this! There is no shade in my yard and it's not tolerable to me at an index of 110 and warnings up to 120 and the air temp being nearly 100 on it's own the humidity will get you! The ER's have been filled with people who are falling ill to this.
• United States
21 Jul 11
Thankfully, we aren't getting hit with the heat wave here. We do, however, have high temps most of the year here, which doesn't make this Northerner happy. The a/c came on in March here, and it has been running most of the time since. It is a shame that your neighbor seems not to grasp how dangerous the heat can be. If she is so careless about the girl in these sorts of temps, it makes one wonder what the overall situation is for that child.
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• United States
21 Jul 11
UG! The A/C has only really been on since June here thankfully! But not constantly til recently. I dunno if she was just ignorant of how hot it was or ?? As that neighbor kid is often perched by the window that faces our house waiting for my kids to come out. We've been questioning a few things ourselves. Cause for a while last summer I was getting mad because the kid spent half the day in my yard... I'm not a babysitter. But sadly I prefer them in my yard because someone gave them some magnets for a local college from the neighboring barber shop and they did not know the person as stranger danger has been something i've been trying to teach. I asked her about it because it was in her side yard/drive way and I can't see what's what from my yard... she didn't seem to care just said her Daughter said they got them from the man over the way there... WTF? And it doesn't concern her why and adult they don't know would be talking to them PERIOD?!?! In her yard they should be supervised by her and if she can't see them from inside she needs to go outside.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Jul 11
It is 107 with the heat index here right now at 7 pm. My kids were just outside playing with their slip n slide. They were only out for short periods of time. Right now they are in the house cooling off, but they will be back outside in a few minutes to hop in the pool that is filling up as I type this. I don't think going outside at all is bad. Just limit the amount of time out there and keep hydrated.
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• United States
21 Jul 11
They are not fans of listening to that kind of reasoning. And of course I had to be the bad guy to send them in the house. They broke their slip and slide so all they have is a sprinkler and there's no shade in my back yard either til dusk. Trying to keep them hydrated some days is like talking to myself... another reason to keep them in.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 11
hi 3snugglebunnies oh my yes with heat index over 110 its no time to be out in the sun playing,hope your daughter apreciates that you are thinking of her safety and not just being mean. heat stroked hit young and older and we diabetics really hard. today here in Garden Grove Ca its just 70 with a nice sea breeze after days of 90 on up so I have not had to turn on the air conditioning at all yet. this breeze rattles my blinds but sure feels wonderful. I dis-remember if you mentioned earlier about some couple with a heat issue? I am so behind I may have missed that discussion. sorry.
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@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
20 Jul 11
Oh, Hatley, I want to come visit you. I would love the temps, and enjoy the ocean breeze.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Our heat index is going to be near 110 today too.. it's been 9 years since our heat was near 100! We're going to the pool later with our friends. Until then.. the a/c is already turned on and it's only 9am. I'm going to be leaving it on all day, even when we're gone, just to make sure the heat doesn't kill the cats!
• United States
21 Jul 11
WOW! Thanks for thinking of the pets! We have two dog ourselves and I make sure that they are out when it's cooler and have water nearby. I just feel sorry for those that have to be out in this weather and for the days we didn't have ac! Can you imagine what it was like 100 years ago??
• United States
20 Jul 11
I cannot believe that any parent would let their kids out when the temps are that bad. I think it would have been okay if either your daughter or the neighbor's kid had gone over to play inside where it is much cooler. I hope the girls have been drinking plenty of water.
• United States
21 Jul 11
They play outside because I can see what's going on. And the mother and child are natorious for walking into homes they had been invited to stop by at uninvited. And I don't need that! As the lady befriended the lady kitty corner to me, then she started walking into her house w/o being invited in, no knocking nothing.... her kid also explored another neighbors house ... total strangers to her as the "renters" came over cause they knew I had kids and asked if any of my kids were blonde cause they just saw a kid on their basement steps that wasn't theirs. So no that child will stay out of my house even when it is presentable TYVM!
• United States
20 Jul 11
Hi Snuggle Yes our heat index is above 110 too also and it is so hot here many are also suffering the side effects as you had mentioned. I am with you as the mother of that child should really think about the hazard this can cause for the child to be out in such humid temperatures as well as the sun uvrays, which will not be healthy for her skin. Some parents are this way where they do not think about it and feel the kids can entertain themselves outside, and really should entertain them inside and or take them to a cool place if they can. Some of them prefer to have the kids out of their hair for the day and not not thinking safety wise. I am glad you are a very responsible mother and yes indoors is the best place to be during this type of temperatures.
• United States
21 Jul 11
I think that's the main thing she wants her kid out of her hair. As the kids have said she can't come out usually when her dad is off from work but on the days he does work she's out there half the day with my kids.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 Jul 11
I don't think it is as hot here as where you are at, but I avoid going out as much as possible. I drove into town yesterday to pick up my brother and the kids to go swimming at my pool (which is much nicer than the one at his apartment) and it was miserable. I usually only go out in the evening after the pool is shaded. I stay in my room all day because of the air conditioner. I don't like those high heat indexes and I just looked at my desktop weather channel and it says the index here is between 105-115 through Sunday. I guess I will be on the computer all day and then out in the pool in the early evening. I hope that the neighbor girl doesn't suffer from the heat. Obviously some parents don't really care if something happens. Stay cool!!!
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
22 Jul 11
Children don't understand the danger. You did right to confine your child to her room as punishment for disobedience. However, you have no control over your neighbor or her child. Is the neighbor's child one that would not be welcome to come inside to play with your child?
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
21 Jul 11
We've been having the same weather here also. I let my kids go outside today in the pool for a little bit. I also made them come out of the pool every 10 - 15 minutes to get drinks of water. Then after about 45 minutes they had to get out of the pool, dry off and come inside. Now it's break time in the house for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, then I'll let them go outside and repeat the whole process again. So basically, I think it's o.k. for the kids to be outside for a little while as long as they have a way to cool off like a pool and then keep taking breaks to drink some water or juice. Now if my kids wanted to go outside in this weather to run around with friends or to play in the yard or some other activity that didn't involve water to cool off in then I wouldn't let them.
• United States
21 Jul 11
Got me on that one! If we do anything physical, it's early in the morning; 7/7:30 am knowing it would be too much for anyone with any sense in the afternoon. I know I can do it--I just think of my 7 year old and 11 month old and that's enough to make me think twice. Is there an indoor playground everyone can agree on?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
21 Jul 11
it is only ok if the child is in a splash pad or near water of some sort and has sunscreen on and a hat but my kids are inside playing video games today (we dont have central air) and its pretty hot here in Canada too!