Na Lekker Lag Kom Lekker Huil!

Summer is in full swing in Jozi and Ava and I have spent the weekend outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the warm weather. We have spent the last two days switching between the swimming pool and teaching her how to use the Slip & Slide.

On a side note – Slip & Slides are not nearly as much fun when you’re a 40 year old adult! For starters I have lost my childhood fearlessness and was too scared to take a running leap onto the slip and slide, but chose rather to get down on my hands and knee’s and then try and launch myself with as much force as possible down the slip and slide. It hurt. It hurt a lot and after two days of it, my stomach muscles are so sore from sliding around. But Ava has had the best fun playing on her slip and slide and it brought back so many memories of my own childhood.

Ava Slippy Slide Oct 12

Of course, as with that old Afrikaans expression of na lekker lag kom lekker huil (after nice laughing comes nice crying – rough translation) the weekend was not without it’s injuries either. Aside from my ridiculously sore stomach muscles, Ava also managed to take a nasty fall while running around the pool. After repeating myself about 500 times, as you do with a toddler, to stop running along the side of the pool, she took a horrible fall, cutting her chin and bruising her cheek in the process, during a mad dash from the pool back to her slippy slide!

Ava Bruised Oct 2012
But children are amazingly resilient and I was amazed that even after such a horrible fall, she was up and running, blood running down her chin, in a big rush, no time to care, to get back down her “slippy slide”.
How was your weekend?

 

 

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