But Lily just loves the swings too much and how can I say no to her when they are staring her right in the face.
I felt the swings and they were hot. They would have burnt her legs. So I folded up the picnic matt and placed it inside for her to be able to swing. Easy enough and quite an obvious thing to do. She then went on the round about, which I did the same thing, and then she sat in the metal helicopter and so I placed in in there for her to sit as well.
Then she asked to go on the slide and I thought, well, the picnic blanket isn't big enough to cover the slide. What am I going to do. Then I had an idea. I again folded the picnic matt up, and I helped Lily sit on it at the top of the slide, and then pulled the matt down the slide.
It worked brilliantly, and it made it so much easier to slide down and she went smoothly down rather than her shoes catching the metal on the slide and stopping her sliding. It reminded me of a Helta Skelta ride. She loved it and we had to do it over and over again.
So next time your heading to the park on a really hot day, you may think its too sunny to take a blanket with you, but think agin as it comes in really useful. Can't believe I didn't think of it before.
Here are some fun pictures of Lily getting to enjoy the park today.