Americans are willing to pay for convenience. This we know is true. If you don't want to leave your house to pick up takeout, you don't have to. With apps like DoorDash, GrubHub – convenience is just a click away.
And now grocery stores will even shop for you and all you have to do is pick your groceries up. No more walking aisle to aisle, standing in long lines. This is especially helpful for people who are disabled or the elderly. But, many young people opt for this way of shopping simply because, well, it's convenient. OK, and maybe they are being lazy and just don't want to deal with people. I get it.
Even though summer brings warm temps and the desire to move our bodies more, the sun can also make us tired. After all, there is a reason the saying, "the lazy days of summer" exists.
Ahh, Summer. The season most of us yearn for. The days are longer, you have more energy, and don't have to worry about bundling up to leave your house.Summer is by far my favorite season. Some people complain about the heat, but they probably haven't had to endure below freezing temps for half of the year.
Whether you frequent the ocean or lakes, jumping in some type of water on a hot day is the best way to cool off.Or perhaps you have a pool in your backyard? That's the better option because you never have to leave your house. And you know how clean the water is.
But some people prefer to visit a public beach.
via: ShutterstockI don't mind it myself. In fact, I always like to people watch. A trait I've passed down to my kids, no doubt.
When you do go to a beach, there are always notably interesting things to see.Aside from the people, sometimes there are pretty amazing sandcastles. I am still working on my castle building skills.
My kids always seem to point out things I might miss while at the beach.
via: ShutterstockMy oldest, for example, thinks donut floaties are just the coolest.
I, on the other hand, prefer the pretzel floatie.
via: ShutterstockProbably because soft pretzels are like my favorite thing ever.
We have also seen our fair share of unicorn floaties - another favorite of my kids.
via: ShutterstockYou can't help but say a unicorn floatie is pretty sweet. I can see the allure.
But, just when you think the manufacturers of pool floats have invented it all, brace yourself.Because this is the top dog of pool floaties. I don't know if you can even handle what I am about to expose. Lo and behold...
The motorized pool float.
via: AmazonYes, ladies and gents. There is now a motorized pool float (with cup holders) on the market for you to buy.
Have you ever been sunbathing on a pool float, in mid convo with someone, only to start drifting away?With this motorized float, you will not have to worry about that happening anymore!
This is the mack daddy of pool floats.
via: AmazonIf you come cruising along in this baby, you will be the biggest hit at the beach.
Be the envy of all at the beach scene.
via: ShutterstockHeads will turn when you hit the water with this "pool candy" made by PoolCandy. Ha!
You don't even have to go to your local pool store to find this gem.
via: AmazonBecause Amazon sells them! I know you aren't surprised by that, but c'mon – check this baby out!
via: AmazonYou have complete freedom of movement and 360 degrees of control. Holla! The Poolcandy Splash Runner is a beast.
Who wouldn't want to float around in style with this bad boy?
via: ShutterstockAnd if you have kids, they'd love to go for a ride. They will think it is the coolest thing ever. And we can't deny that it is.
The Splash Runner is made of reinforced vinyl.And measures 44 inches across and 66 inches in length. Which, obviously, is built for comfort.
It only weighs 12 pounds despite its appearance.And is recommended for ages 14 and older. But, if you have young kids, they can hop on your lap while you take them for a spin. Literally.
The easy to use controls make it a breeze to get around.
via: ShutterstockWith the push of a button, you can easily move from point A to point B in no time.
You can drive forward or backward.Or drive from left to right. It gives you control of the water.
This float by PoolCandy is priced at $199.
via: ShutterstockAnd requires almost no assembly. Which is always nice to hear. If want to search elsewhere online for it, type in:
Poolcandy Splash Runner Motorized Inflatable Swimming Pool Lounger
After all, splashing is for kids.
via: ShutterstockAnd we all know how annoying that can be when trying to relax under the sun.
This is the truest definition of the "lazy days of summer."
via: ShutterstockIn fact, when you get hungry, just pull out your phone and order some grub off your app.
You will have to get off your lounger to actually receive your food, but that is pretty manageable to do I think.But you can go back to lounging, food in hand if you so choose.
If you do have kids, don't be surprised if they fight over who gets to sit and maneuver the lounger around.
via: ShutterstockEspecially if your kids know how to swim and aren't afraid to sit on floats. This one might be intimidating.
Worst case scenario, you claim it as yours and tell them they are too young to ride it. At which they might be.But, if your kids are anything like mine, they are truly relentless.
Which means they will fight until someone is crying and that will put a huge damper on your ability to relax.
via: ShutterstockYour options are buying an extra Splash Runner, which I know is pricy, but might be worth it for your sanity.
Or just tell them your lounger is off limits. They are not allowed to even touch it.The perfect solution might be to buy a pool float for each member of the family.
In my house, I have two girls.
via: ShutterstockAnd know that a donut and unicorn pool float would make them happy with delight.