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Escaping The Heat

7 March 2006

The weather has been hot. Really hot. And we have fallen into a nice little afternoon routine – slapping on the sun cream, bathers, hats, filling up the paddle pool, splashing around in the garden and eating fruit.

Water makes the kids so happy. Water, sand. And some empty milk bottles. It still astounds me that such simple things can keep the kids busy for hours. Especially when I sit back and watch them explore and play on their own.

Sean has suddenly reached a stage where he and Callum can just PLAY. As in, run away and entertain themselves for a while. Make each other laugh and giggle and fight. It doesn’t last very long, but it’s a good start.

Our routine has been a blessing during these hot spells. Not to mention, watermelon and evaporative air-conditioning.