Four easy summer hacks parents can do themselves

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loading... came up with ways to make your summer easier, and here are the top four:

1.  Make ice cubes using aloe vera.  Then your kids can rub them on their skin after they've been in the sun . . . or eat them depending on how high their I.Q. is?  You can also just put a whole bottle of aloe in the fridge if you like it cold.

2.  Freeze a bunch of water balloons, and use them in your beer cooler instead of ice.  Then you can have a water balloon fight after they melt.  Just make sure they're completely melted before you start whipping them at your kid's head.

3.  Make a frozen necklace to keep your kids cool.  Just cut up a sponge, thread some string through all the pieces, get them wet, and put it in the freezer.  Or if you're not that crafty, just toss a wet dishtowel in there and use that.

4.  When you're at the pool or the beach, hide your money in an empty tube of chap stick.  Because the chances of someone stealing chap stick off your towel are a lot lower than someone taking your wallet.  Screw the chapstick all the way out, remove the wax and just leave the rod in there.  The bills will fit around it.  Just clean it out really well first, or you'll have some waxy money.

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