Yesterday, I ran into Brookshire’s for two things: King’s Hawaiian Rolls and skim milk.
I came out with about seven things, including dill pickle-flavored popcorn (delicious) and a bag of crispy M&M’s.
I also came out with a reusable cooling towel.
I happened across this little gem in the refrigerated section, near the aforementioned skim milk. As luck would have it, I’d dashed into Brookshire’s between the two sets of soccer games for which my 13-year-old son was refereeing that day. Four games in one day is a lot, even if temperatures are only hovering around the 80-degree mark. We haven’t even seen the hottest of the game days yet.
I grabbed a towel. The cooling towel helps cool you down before and after hard work or exercise, the label says. The material becomes cooler than the air when wet.
He always has water with him. He just needs to wet down the towel between games, and apply the cool fabric to his face, neck or chest, whatever helps cool him down in the hot summer sun.
It comes in a plastic carry container, so he can keep it in his duffel bag easily, and we just wash it in the machine with his referee uniform between weekends.
The sports complex has little shade, and while he brings lots of water, I feel good knowing he has one more tool for staying cool and refreshed when he’s at work.
These would also be great for trips to the park, lake, zoo or amusement parks! Anything outside, really. At $3.99 each, you can get one for everyone in the family.