Ever since that awful incident, months and months ago, when TLM accidentally leaked a poo into the kiddies pool, I've been avoiding taking her swimming. At first, I thought I'd simply time our visits so that they always happened after her poo of the day. Then she started pooing at unpredictables times of the day, and sometimes not just once a day. That defeated me.
But our local public pool has just opened up it's new kiddy pool complex. It has fountains, squirt guns, waterfalls and even a squirty see-saw. So I decided to take a chance.
As it turned out, I needn't have worried. If TLM had a poo brewing, she kept it firmly clenched behind deceptively mature buttock muscles.
And she had an excellent time. So good, in fact, that for the first time ever she didn't want to leave the pool after ten minutes. She splashed around in there for so long my fingertips went all wrinkly and resembled miniature pieces of corrugated roofing. Only the promise of hot chips for lunch, could tempt her out of there and back into the changing room.
After a joint swim, I've always been in the habit of getting TLM dressed before getting myself dressed. After this morning, I might reverse that - once she was clothed, TLM was ready to go and explore, and it didn't matter to her that I was still buck-naked. Those door handles are placed far too low, eh?
A play in the park, a swim in a squirty kiddy pool, hot chips and a fluffy in the cafe - these are the ingredients for a delectably long afternoon nap. TLM even had one, too.