Today was hot, I mean for the UK it was basically tropical. We all woke up sweaty and with little energy because the heat has been making it so difficult to sleep at night. Today was another day where we have stayed home and the pace has been slow, so it feels like we haven’t really accomplished much. When in reality we have done loads today.
When the girls woke up they were still very lethargic (as was I) after an unsettled night for all of us due to the humidity. After we waved daddy off to work they played some games on their tablets whilst I made breakfast and a cuppa.
After we’d munched our breakfast and woken ourselves up the girls asked if we could do some watercolour painting. We’re currently waiting for our caterpillars to transform into their chrysalises so we’ve been looking lots at butterflies. The girls have been enjoying playing with these life cycle models, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to paint the butterfly lifecycle.
On a side note I would like to add that I adore how free my children are and that they feel confident enough to go out in whatever they want. Even if it means biking in swimming costumes.
When we got home we retreated indoors for an hour. Had lunch, then the girls sat naked in the living room fanning themselves whilst watching a mermaid programme that they are really into at the moment, whilst I had a shower and did some household chores.
When this activity fizzled out, I went to get us more cold drinks and snacks. When I came back out the girls were building houses from some mega blox that were in our shed.
She made her rainbow promise this evening so we had to go watch. Whilst we waited we had a walk around the Cathedral, just Big Bean, Daddy and I. Had an ice-cream then headed to watch Little Bean make her promise. It was very sweet.
When we came home we all watered the garden, bounced on the trampoline, and munched biscuits. Before they both headed to bed, hot, sweaty and tired.
I am so happy that we had a relaxing day. The thought of being stuck in a hot classroom with a stuffy uniform on sounds like torture. Why be there when you could be in your swimsuit playing all day? Playing in the sun, but most importantly learning whilst you do it!