Water is a wonderful thing and now that the sun is making a meaningful appearance, my daughter is enjoying the delights of water play. Almost every day she strips off and insists I give her a bucket of water to sit in. Occasionally we treat her to the paddling pool but she seems just as happy with a selection of buckets and bowls to squeeze into.
This weekend she got to enjoy water play with her friend Ethan. And what a shocker, she kept her clothes on. Hooray for sprinklers!
Playing with water is such simple fun for children, and it’s actually an incredible privilege. Nearly two million children a year die for want of clean water. Put another way, dirty water kills 5,000 children a day.
If that makes you want to burst into tears, go to http://www.wateraid.org and give the gift of water.