Monday, August 07, 2006

Fun with kids

We got an early start to the day because there was a crow cawing ouside just before 6am. Thankfully, someone's alarm went off and scared it away. When the sun came up a little while later, Ian (and therefore me) got up. I didn't expect to start quite so early :)

We spent most of the morning at Kempenfest, which is a very large arts and crafts show in Barrie. There were a lot of vendors with a wide variety of wares for sale. We didn't buy anything, but it was fun to poke around and see what was there.

I don't think I've mentioned that we're sharing this cottage with a couple of kids - one is 3 1/2 years old and the other is 1 1/2 years old. They're great kids. The older one spent quite a lot of time with me today - at one point, as he was getting changed to go swimming in the lake, he tossed his underwear at me. I was cleaning my glasses at the time because he'd got stuff on them when he locked foreheads with me earlier, and so I didn't see the underwear coming towards me. They hit me in the face, which caused all of the adults present to collapse in fits of giggles. His mom told him it wasn't nice to throw things (which of course it isn't), and his reply was "but they're laughing". So all of us adults desperately tried to stifle the giggles and put on straight faces so that he would know that he shouldn't have thrown the underwear... even though it was really, really funny.

Later on, we were filling the wading pool for the kids to play in. I was watching the younger one fill the pool - he was holding the hose, and as if in slow motion, he turned towards me and sprayed me with water. That probably wasn't very nice, either, but it was also very funny. Ian is still laughing about that.

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