I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Make it stop, Lady Human. Make it stop.
Me: Oh, it’s been hotter than this before.
Stella: How can that even be?
Me: The hottest recorded temperature in Texas was 120 degrees, but that was a while back and not right around here. I remember the hottest day here. 113 degrees. The year was 1980.
Stella: Will this story cool things down?
Me: Nope. 1980 was one of those memorable years, a year when we earned our T-shirts.
Miss Sweetie: Can I have a T-shirt?
Me: Well, we have not broken the all-time 100 plus degree day streak yet. But we did break a daily record a few days ago. You’ll probably earn a T-shirt by the end of summer.
Wiggles: Can I have one, too? Would I have to wear it now? Because I prefer going naked in the heat.
Me: Sure. I will try to come up with a 2018 Hot Shirt for everybody. Y’all have never experienced anything like this before.
Tiger: Can you put this in my memory book along with all the other weird stuff that happens?
Me: Yeah. Why not?
Doodlebug: Will summer end tomorrow?
Doodlebug: Then we will have plenty of time to earn our T-shirts.
Stella: I don’t care what the others get. I want mine to be hot pink. And put a crown on it as befits my rank.
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