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It's 33 degrees outside, we're on week 6 of a 9-week holiday, and I keep losing my temper with DD...

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BriocheDoree Wed 19-Aug-09 13:52:09

Says it all really. Please send patience vibes. I don't cope with the heat. DD is bored and is being a PITA. Poor love, not her fault, but she doesn't know how to PLAY. Random squealing just about doing my head in!
Two weeks tomorrow and they go back...

moondog Wed 19-Aug-09 13:59:37

Exercise and lots of it helps (for both of you).
Also a break for you.

sc13 Wed 19-Aug-09 14:29:52

I sympathize - heat does it for me too. My advice (provided she doesn't have sensory issues around water obviously) is to get her in the tub/sea/inflatable pool/real pool for as long and as often as you can; to keep fresh as much as anything.

mummyslittleboy Wed 19-Aug-09 17:55:34

Hi BriocheDoree I know how you feel sending you lots of patience vibes and lots of [hugs] lets hope it is cooler tomorrow

BriocheDoree Wed 19-Aug-09 18:57:50

SC13, when I only had one (DD) we used to go the swimming pool on days like this but now I have DS as well I can't take them - just not safe. DD has no fear and will swim right down to the deep end with arm bands on. Can't keep track of her and manage a toddler as well, unfortunately. Hmm, perhaps I should get a paddling pool for the balcony! (We're ground floor so no real safety issues there)
Thank you for messages of sympathy grin. She has been a sweetheart this evening. Forecast is a bit cooler for tomorrow so hopefully we can at least get out into the forest to pick blackberries!

sc13 Thu 20-Aug-09 10:39:59

Brioche, snap child and deep end - DS adamantly requires the 'big pool' and is known to have tried to go into the sea when it's so choppy no-one else is on the beach... But, yes, at least there's only one of him. Blackberries sounds like great fun though - you can probably add some wolf-and-RedRidingHood chase thing, unless she's scared of wolves smile

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