15-09-17 Outdoor Shower

Friday 15th September 2017

Straight after school we’re in bathing suits and trekking the headland. Its bloody hot. Kingsley wears sunglasses as a matter of course, so bright is the sun. I’m toying with the idea of having him wear a hat. Will try this week.

In the meantime I’m having great success with encouraging him to bathe in the great outdoors. Our beach is fitted with outdoor showers and he relishes sharing the tepid water with me. But only after spending an hour rolling around the sand. Kingsley’s current fancy is massaging the warm sand into his twig & berries…and laughing about it.

Of course it annoys me – alot of sand gets stuck in hard to reach places. But I’ve learnt to bring body wash along in my beach bag, lather him up and make a party of our nudie showers in nature…