Hope you are all surviving this hot weather.
I was so hot the other day I had an extra cold shower in the middle of the afternoon. But then I felt really bad about wasting water so I came up with another plan.
I asked my mum if I could have her old spray bottle – the one that had stuff in it to clean the windows. She had put it in the plastic pile to be recycled. I always go and nose around in the recycling pile to see if there is anything interesting that I can re-use or modify. Think I sometimes drive my poor mum a bit crazy.
I washed the bottle out very well, using some sunlight liquid to make sure that all the nasty detergent was gone. Then I rinsed it out several times too. I thought it was okay to use all that water because I’m planning on using the bottle for quite a long time.
Then I filled the bottle up with water and put it in the fridge for a while.
Later on, while I was doing my homework – I sprayed my legs and arms with nice cool water. It worked a treat. If you’ve got a fan – you can also spray the water into the fan and stand in front of it – that works well too.
But be careful not to make your books all wet and smooshy though, otherwise your teacher will be miffed with you.
I know some people are lucky and have swimming pools that they can use to cool down in – but we don’t. So I had to think of a clever plan instead. My Grandmother always says to me, “Sibo! When you have a problem, you have to put on your thinking cap and figure out a way to solve it.”
Sometimes it’s fun thinking of ways to unravel problems. And sometimes it is easier than we imagine. It’s the really simple things that work and make a difference.
Did you know… the 22nd of February is World Thinking Day?
Imagine that! A whole day dedicated to thinking about thinking.
Cool word for the week:
Meaning: to be annoyed with, to be displeased
Example: I left the recycling pile in a mess when I took out the spray bottle and Mum was miffed with me.