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Chilling out

July 18, 2013

It’s been way hot here in Boston. And we’ve been doing out best to chill — mostly by going to the pool. Last year, J was very tentative in the water. This year, he’s a little fish. Partly, he’s older and less afraid. And, partly he’s bigger and fits this Puddle Jumper. He’s able to “swim” on his own all over the pool, with me trailing close behind. He’s gotten really confident “jumping” off the side (it’s really a big step — he hasn’t really mastered the jump yet, even on dry land).

We’ve enjoyed some chill treats, too, thanks to J’s grandparents who sent us this Zoku slush and shake maker. My favorite? Frozen lemonade. J likes apple juice.

And, finally: some thoughts on chilling out as a parent. Funny — and actually useful — advice for any parent in today’s high pressure parenting environment.

[image via here]

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carolyn permalink
    July 22, 2013 2:09 am

    Charlie and I have been camped out in our 3′ diameter kiddie pool in the backyard. It is one of life’s simple pleasures:) I succumbed to the trend and got a rash guard from jcrew which has been awesome for pool time with a baby and super pale skin. We look like a couple of bedouins but we have a good time!

    • July 22, 2013 2:12 am

      Kiddie pool sounds fun – so far we only have a backyard sprinkler. We may need to invest in one soon if the weather stays so hot.

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