Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday- Swimming

We've had a great day...A (5) and I went shopping for a new composter, and a few other little bits and bobs...I intended to get a fridge-lock (have been fighting getting locks for a long time) because I really didn't think I could stand for T (18 months) to break another free range egg :0)

Meanwhile, T was at home having the longest sleep of his life, and J (9) and dh were busy on computers.

In the afternoon we went to the local swimming pools for a splash...the look on T's face was priceless, and I made a mental note to make sure we don't leave it so long next time.

But then we got was cold! Then I needed to take T in to the baby/splash pool where it is was warmish on entry, but since it is only 30cm deep- I was freezing!

Both our younger children have had loads of trouble with ears, so we try to put silicone ear plugs in, and silicone swimcaps to try to keep those's always been a struggle with T, but today was impossible. Almost as soon as it was on, he had the cap off...and he wasn't happy about having it put back on again. I didn't like to go against his wishes, but felt I needed to...since we were told by the specialist it was a good idea, and mainly, because dh was there and he insist on doing everything properly, lol. I'm pretty sure, if I was on my own, I would have out the cap aside and tried my darnedest not to get any water in his ears.

The changing room was fun...the family rooms we use are not really designed with 5 people in mind- it is quite a squash, and thenT got down, all cosy with a jacket on and all- then went and turned the shower on.

It seemed like a disaster- the cold, the wet, no spare clothes for him...but he popped his head round wearing a surprised face, and giggling. We all thought it was funny.

We picked up pizzas on the way home ($5 Hawaiian Sunday special at Dominoes), and the "big" kids have settled in to watch cartoons on Sky, while T watches Bob the Builder for approx. the 100th time.

Photo Note: I just noticed this addition to an alphabet chart I made...courtesy of A (5). This is a new stage with A's writing...she is now writing without asking how to spell every word. It can be quite a mission working out what she has said- I think this says "Now I know my eiou"...and I'm just glad she didn't write it on the wall :0)

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