Wow, it has been such a hot summer! We have been down to Lake Monroe at Grandpaman and Grandma G’s for the 4th of July. It was so hot that even a chicken like me who takes 20 minutes to immerse herself in the water jumped straight in, and again today when we were at the pool I didn’t hesitate on the steps which is even more indicative of the heat than a thermometer. Highs have been over 100 for several days with very little rain. We even left the pool a little earlier than we might have otherwise because it was so hot and the pool water so mild that John wasn’t even feeling refreshed while in the water.
We have tried something new with our childcare situation this summer. Normally the kids go to a day care center on the 3 days per week which I work. This summer though while the schools are out we have hired our neighbor who is about to be a senior in high school to watch them at home while I work. It has been really great! She can drive, so she has taken Hayden to the little camps I’ve signed him up for and taken them to the library and things like that. They like her a lot, and they seem to like being home. I was a little worried that Layla would seek me out throughout the day and make it hard to work, but she is good about understanding that when Natalie is here that is who she goes to. When our paths cross she does like to tell me hi and often wants me to pick her up, but that is one of the perks of having them home with me! It’s nice to get little cuddles during the day.
Of course, Hayden sometimes seems to get a little bored being home – that’s the trade off. He’s home so much that he runs out of things to play with (how that could ever be possible with the amount of toys in our house I will never know). Although, saying that he really hasn’t been home that much during the summer apart from when I’m working. When it’s not a work day we are always off somewhere.