Due to this, it is imperative that we have at least 2-3 bathing suits per kid each year. Most people budget for winter coats, hats, and mittens...we budget for swim suits and sunscreen. Our kids may be jealous that most kids get the opportunity to build snowmen and makeshift igloos each winter, but in return, they can prance around in shorts and t-shirts for 3/4 of the year, literally.
I wouldn't want it any other way at this point. I will take countless mosquito bites, searching for ticks on my kids after a long day's play, and watching my every step in the yard for fear of a snake under my foot...I'll take it all for the gorgeous sunny days and warm weather we have here. I love living in Florida. Especially this time of year.