Poor little Jayden is not beating the heat so well. He often declares, “Too hot” and as he’s a man of few words, that’s saying a lot. A side effect of the heat is that he feels itchy. So he often asks one of us to scratch his back for him. Fortunately he’s got three of us to rotate through because a back scratch can never last long enough. Some of us are more patient than others, his sister will do anything for a cuddle.


It’s even influencing his art. The other day he drew something that vaguely resembled a circle (to my unenlightened eyes) and proudly proclaimed it to be an AC (air conditioner). How do you beat the heat?