Yone celebrates teenagement

22 10 2017

Yone usually has friends over at home for his birthday. Garden, pool, pancakes… But this year he wanted to go to the Lago Martiánez. These are sea water swimmingpools right on the coast of our town. Weather predictions were good: hot and calima (sahara dust in the air usually combined with high temperatures)… Perfect for a pool day.

I must admit I was dreading the idea of chaperoning 8 teenagers and Dácil all by myself. But the good thing about relatively civilized teenagers is that they are quite capable of looking after themselves without annoying other swimmers (or mum for that matter).

Then there was the food issue: 13 and 14 year olds eat a lot. It is not allowed to take food into the complex, but I completely ignored that rule. I baked brownies the day before, American pancakes in the morning and took sausages, buns, ketchup, mustard etc for hot dogs. All of this and some juice and soda into a shopping trolley, past the guy with the tickets with a big smile and no questions asked.

Everybody had a great time! Mum had a mojito and even read a few chapters. Dácil swam which is the equivalent of total bliss, and the boys enjoyed their day.

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Dácil swims

22 10 2017

We’ve taken up swimming again at the beginning of this year. With a physical therapist. On her back she is completely autonomous in the water. She signs “swimmingpool” and “Rita” her therapist. She signs it all the time… Her first sign when returning home from school is “swimmingpool”…





Yone 13!

9 10 2017

Conversation yesterday: I love you mum. I love you too Yone. Even though at times you’d wish you could stick me behind the wallpaper? Yes. Of course. In spite of that. Good thing we don’t have wallpaper… He’s officially a teenager now. Happy 13th! I always love you one more than you love me!