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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Day 23, Playgroup and swimming and some more taxes

Today was a pretty good day. I've found that I quite enjoyed it. Zoe woke up a bit early, around 5:30am. She decided that despite the ridiculous heat, she wanted porridge for breakfast, with cherries in it, so we pitted the cherries and threw it all into the Thermomix to cook while she got dressed.

After breakfast and the obligatory bit of TV, we biked over to Playgroup. Zoe's got a few toys that she's taken a liking to, and immediately sought them out. She also seems to really enjoy just running the length of the hall after Playgroup is all done and everything has been packed away and most of the kids are gone. Today the craft activity was making paper crowns, and she wanted to that immediately upon arrival. After we got home, while I was preparing lunch, she blinged it up a bit more with some stuff from home.

She took a 2 hour nap after lunch, and I did some more work on my taxes, and then, because it was still stupidly hot, we biked over to Colmslie pool for a swim.

Zoe's swimming progress continues in leaps and bounds. She's had one lesson at her new level, and she's started with a kickboard and is doing strokes, so I borrowed a kickboard from the pool, and she did really well with it. We also just fooled around with the kickboard a bit. I took it to the bottom of the pool and launched it out of the water with its own buoyancy, and Zoe tried standing on it under water like a skateboard. The sinkies were also popular again.

We grabbed a few things for dinner from the Hawthorne Garage on the way home, and I managed to get Zoe to bed a little bit early. I thought I was going to have a smooth bedtime, but unfortunately, as is a common occurrence at the moment, after lights out, she started crying for her mother. It took about 15 minutes to get her from near-hysterical to calm and drowsy.

I'm starting to think I might need to either shorten or eliminate the afternoon naps. One of her complaints recently has been that she's had trouble sleeping at bedtime. That said, she still seems to get to sleep relatively quickly once she gets into the right frame of mind.

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