Summer, sun, summer house …. With the onset of heat, we live every weekend in the country. And everything is good, but when there are small children, you need to follow basic safety rules.
I think everyone loves the sun and a beautiful tan. But we are adults who sometimes endure the heat, but what about children? They are difficult to force to sit in one place, especially in a country house. It turns out that they spend the whole day on the street.
I do not think that children dream of even chocolate skin color. And yet, in the morning and in the evening, when it is already quite warm outside, but there is no scorching sun, my daughters run around in panties. Then we dress to not get burned.
Be sure to have a hat or panama on their heads. If lost, then the whole family begin the search. Last year, the eldest daughter had a sunstroke. Then I was scared, I do not want to repeat. She could not walk, she was nauseous, was sluggish. Terrible condition.
And the temperature outside the window already rises to 35 degrees …
The most difficult thing for us in the country – to protect children from water. They are so drawn to the barrels, buckets and watering cans. I still have a fear that they might fall into barrels of water.
Of course, you want to splash in the water, but in everything there should be a measure. How is it difficult to explain to children. We put a pool in which they can splash to the blue in the face. Pulling children from the pool is difficult.
We have a huge problem – the fight against insects. There are a lot of mosquitoes, still wasps are flying and some kind of biting midge. In the house from the mosquito save plates.
The children in the kindergarten were told that when they saw a wasp, they do not need to wave their hands, they need to cover their faces. The most interesting thing is that the youngest is also trying to escape from mosquitoes. In the end, after the weekend we come all bitten.
Ointments, insect bracelets tried – help for a short period of time. Maybe we just don’t know the good stuff. I would be glad if you share your secrets of fighting insects.
Another problem is ticks. Be sure to check in the evening with the whole family so that they are not there. Last year, my mother took off her tick every week. We have not done vaccinations from them, which is a pity.
Little about order
Of course, order must always be in everything. But we do not always keep it, unfortunately. Cottage with us for several owners, so to speak. Parents live there all the time, my family and sisters often come. The result is that the tool is scattered.
This is all backstory. Just the other day a little tragedy came out. Someone (no longer find the extreme) threw a rake on the field. My nephew fled and stepped on this rake. As a result, ripped the leg. In trauma. paragraph sewn up.
And you never know where the danger lurks. It is clear that you need to be more attentive and remove all that may harm the kids.
Another sore point for me is how to monitor children and do things at the same time? We come to the country not only to relax. There we also have beds.
Children need space, and there is plenty of it. We were lucky, we have a huge glade in front of the garden. Cars are rarely driven there, but sometimes stray dogs. Sit and watch the kids do not have time. It happens that you manage to plant a granny near the kid.
But more often the children are left to themselves. It seems, as well as useful, develops independence, caution. But it can be scary … Or I just wind myself up.
I explain to children that one cannot run far from the garden, one must always follow the road, be attentive. By the way, there are neighbors’ kids there, who are fun to play with.
This is how fun the summer weekend is with us. Children come home happy. The main thing, as I said, to be more accurate. Then the rest in the country will be only a joy.
And you go with the kids to the cottage?