It’s rare that we get weather like this in England, this is something I have learned in my 3.5 years in the UK. So when the sun came out a couple of days ago, we decided to make the most of it. You never know when it will be this warm again after all. This might even be our summer for the year.
We put our flip flops and shorts on, spread out a picnic blanket and snacked on raisins and cheese and made sure that we had plenty to drink. You don’t want to spoil a nice summer’s day by getting dehydrated after all. Amy loved chasing after bubbles and ran up and down the garden all day. She’s just so happy when she is outside and can get rid off the excessive amounts of energy she has got. I was sure she’d sleep like a rock, but she proved me wrong. The next morning, Amy was up at the first cockrow and ready to go. I swear she thinks sleeping is for losers.
Anyway, we got her paddling pool out of the box and put it up in the garden. Add a rubber duck and some plastic pots and your toddler has an absolute blast. I couldn’t believe how much fun Amy had splashing around in the water. She was absolutely loved it and spend hours in the water. I think she might be following after her mummy here. Having grown up only a stone throw away from the Baltic Sea, all sunny days meant outdoor fun at the beach and I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved it. I learnt to swim at a really young age and have always been really confident in and around water. I hope Amy will continue to love it as much as I do, because water can provide so much fun and so many great ways to play and explore.
Do your little ones enjoy games in the water? Are you a keen swimmer or do you think that a passion for water can be given from parent to child?