The word summer equals to paddling pools, especially when you have a little one. I can’t even begin to count how many little T has had since she was a toddler.
When we moved into our new house last year, my husband bought T a big pool especially since we finally have the space for it. Sadly, we kept the said pool in a small outbuilding in the bottom of our garden. Even though I packed it securely (or so I thought), the mice still had a go at it. I found this out during the “heat wave” about a month ago when T invited a friend over for some paddling pool fun.
Imagine my annoyance when I found out after cleaning the paddling pool, blowing it up only to find out that there were holes in it. I panicked and thankfully, my husband willingly (minus the grumbling) drove me to the nearest shop and bought the biggest paddling pool we could find. Sadly, it wasn’t as big as her previous one, but once blown up, it wasn’t that bad at all.
This was T’s paddling pool last year. The three of us could fit in it comfortably with enough space for other kids as well.
This is the new one, not as big, but it didn’t seem to bother the girls at all.
These two girls are really sporty. They enjoyed running towards the pool and just jumping into it and having lots of giggles.
It was one of those perfect long summer days, lovely and warm. The kids having fun in the garden, while mum can have a read in the hammock and maybe a cheeky g&t. And the husband in the study…… Ah bliss.
And this being England of course, everything went downhill from there. The next day, it ended with a mist. The temperature dropped and then it rained for days. Story of our life eh? Here’s hoping the warm paddling pools will come back.
What about you?
Did you enjoy the heat-wave too?
Or was it just too much?