Monday, 6 July 2015

Being Cool (Adventures of L-Plate Gran)


We are in the midst of a heatwave. Day after day of shiny sun and blue skies. Sadly, Little G and I belong to that worrying category: the elderly and the very young (in reverse order) and the government has issued guidelines for our health & safety.

We are supposed to stay out of the sun from 12 - 3 and keep cool. With this latter aspect in mind, I purchase a paddling pool for Little G. It is shaped like a pirate ship, with a skull and crossbones flag, a canopy (see previous post about the non-wearing of sunhats) and stick on inflatable fish. 

We go over to You must be mad's house after Little G is in bed and blow up the pool, placing it on the balcony as the ''garden'' is a work in progress. We fill it with water. Next morning as an afterthought, I fill the washing up bowl and place it next to the wonderful pool, for sub-baling operations.

As soon as she is up, I take Little G out, strip her off and show her the pool. She spends some time crawling round it murmuring oooh. She un-velcroes the various sea creatures. She takes all the pouring toys out and arranges them in lines. She does not get in.

I realise she hasn't got the idea, so I strip as far as modesty will permit and with some difficulty I fold myself into the pool to show her what she should be doing. Little G regards me thoughtfully. Then she climbs into the washing up bowl.

I am reminded yet again that life is both infinitely more complex, and yet very simple at the same time. But at least we are both cool.



To be continued ...    ...




7 comments:

  1. Oh, Carol...the imagery this little ramble conjures up will keep me going for days lol ... Fabulous ;)

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    1. she is a source of endless weird fun

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  2. Whst ... no photo of you in your undies squashed into the pool ...??

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    1. Oh please..I don't want to get banned from social media for obscenity!

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  3. I can imagine you both made quite a picture...wonderful...I am loving following this blog - hahaha!

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    1. Thanks Georgia.....I enjoy writing them! She will kill me when she's a teenager

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  4. Fabulous story, Carol.

    pssssst: you are not in the 'elderly' category quite yet. I reckon we should base our scale on the Queen - 89 and still going strong.

    Next time you venture into the paddling pool with Little G, do take photos :)

    Have a great rest of the week.

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