After they finished swimming yesterday I hosed them off.
This may well be illegal here at the moment. I no longer follow the water usage laws as I have just rediscovered the hose.
Running around under the hose seems to still be as much fun as it was back in the olden days,
back when a tarpaulin wading pool filled with hot bore water had to cool down so we didn't scald ourselves. That was ironically out in the desert town of Cunnamulla. Yup! Julia Creek and Cunnamulla. The origin of the species is revealing itself.
My clearest recollection about that pool was pouring white enamel paint into it and watching the lovely marbling effects on the water's surface before climbing in with the little brothers to coat ourselves. I learnt that I like how paint behaves and that turpentine hurts when rubbed hard on the skin by exasperated parents who resemble the Kennedys in looks if not in assets!
These two felt the same way about water as we did, rolling and skipping and splashing in it.
The concrete driveway has many more uses than we could ever have anticipated.
They slept very well- inside the house.
Now to my latest epicurian discovery. It's probably been around a while but I've been in food exile and only saw it on Jamie Oliver's Thirty Minute Meals. (Thirty minutes with no interruptions and ten assistants and the best stocked pantry in Eurocentral and maybe a slightly hyperactive cook...)
This stuff is just plain pretty as well as tasting amazing. Look how it swirls into fluffy white cream for the ubiquitous afterschool pikelets. The Philistines asked why there was dirt on their food! Just eat it!
There should be a T-shirt with the Nike logo printed on it and the words, "Just Eat It!" emblazoned underneath.
Or in the case of the mother who wasn't paying attention when her short one asked if she could have this glass of water, "Just drink it!" Shorty obediently obliged then added as an aside, "I finished but I didn't drink Fin's teeth mum." Thank goodness because we threw the last tooth out. The tooth fairy will have to sell a kidney soon.
But even better than playing under the hose in 33 degree heat or thick vanilla syrup or tooth fairies with bank loans is this....
ONLY TWO MORE SUNTANS TO GO!!!!