Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hot and Cold - Ma Nature is fickle.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Living in Toronto during a summer garbage strike is like sleeping on a homeless man's tongue.

The worst part is that there is an AWESOME pool 2 minutes north of us (2 minutes with Fenner walking) instead we have to walk 30 minutes to a splash pad with shade. Admittedly, that last phrase made me sound like a sniveling sucky pants. Which I am.

It was worth it just to cool down. Fenner loved just splashing in the puddles vs having no control over the spray on her face on the hot hot Saturday last weekend. She looked a million times better after getting refreshed.

Her friend River LOVES the splash pad and the water and the second she was soaking wet she was a whole different person. Hell, we all were.

Except for Ella who did an amazing job at convincing me to babysit her again! Her folks were re-roofing a garage (superstars) on Saturday so we offered to take her for the trip. I figured 4 adults and 3 toddlers were an even match.
Cooler Monday spent splashing in puddles. I just loved this picture with the chalk graffiti on the school wall behind her.
We took Pa Gemmill to Wanda's Pie In the Sky for a delicious treat although we may have underestimated the impact of the garbage strike on neighborhoods like Kensington....details details.



Elizabeth said...

Um, I want your daughter's shirt!

tapeheads said...

I think Joe is taking Z to that same splash pad to meet up with one of the Drop in center kids today even though it's a bit too cold for it.
We should totally hook up for another playdate soon!

Anonymous said...

If you're tired of the strike, and you have time to write about it here, take 5 minutes and email your Councillor and the Mayor and ask them what they are doing to end it, and ask them to take the concessions off the table and negotiate a fair contract with their employees.

Thank you.