Hot sun banishes winter

Another hot day for the Hagley Park wading pool!  This photo was BEFORE Milo pooped, and the diaper cover we use as swim trunks did an admirable job of containing the mess....most of it.  Thank goodness for a bathroom with stainless steel sinks, soap in the dispensers, and tremendous water pressure!  If my son pooped in the pool, then how many other....ah, it doesn't do any good to think about it too closely.  Thank God for healthy immune systems!

Another hot day for the Hagley Park wading pool! This photo was BEFORE Milo pooped, and the diaper cover we use as swim trunks did an admirable job of containing the mess….most of it. Thank goodness for a bathroom with stainless steel sinks, soap in the dispensers, and tremendous water pressure! If my son pooped in the pool, then how many other….ah, it doesn’t do any good to think about it too closely. Thank God for healthy immune systems!

Natalie and her mom, our neighbors, met us at the pool this morning.  Natalie loved Milo's rubber duckie, carrying it around and around the pool, and to my relief Milo was amazingly good with sharing it.

Natalie and her mom, our neighbors, met us at the pool this morning. Natalie loved Milo’s rubber duckie, carrying it around and around the pool, and to my relief Milo was amazingly good with sharing it.

There's a playground next to the pool and a school group came while we were there, swamping the playground.  So here is what Kiwi school kids look like:  Uniformed.  Usually there's some plaid involved, and there's always a broad-brimmed hat in summer.  I'm so NOT used to seeing kids in uniform that they always make me think of communist Russia.  But the education system here is top-notch, rated above the USA, and the kids are encouraged to be individuals despite the dress.

There’s a playground next to the pool and a school group came while we were there, swamping the playground. So here is what Kiwi school kids look like: Uniformed. Usually there’s some plaid involved, and there’s always a broad-brimmed hat in summer. I’m so NOT used to seeing kids in uniform that they always make me think of communist Russia. But the education system here is top-notch, rated above the USA, and the kids are encouraged to be individuals despite the dress.

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2 thoughts on “Hot sun banishes winter

  1. I sure wish a blizzard would end this rainy in-between season we are having. I want to ski! Glad you are enjoying your summer weather 🙂

    • I put shorts on Milo for the first time yesterday, and pretty soon he’ll fit the outfit you gave him before we left. It’s rainy at home, eh? December is actually my least favorite month in NY because it feels like it ought to be winter, but the darn snow won’t stay on the ground!

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