One afternoon last week Adrian’s group at nursery played with water: buckets and bowls and tubs of it. He must have loved it. Now whenever he has a container of water within reach, he turns whatever he was doing into water play.

He is thirsty. He takes his glass of water, drinks a few mouthfuls, and then with care and deliberation pours the rest on his chest.

He pours it on the kitchen counter, on himself, in a bowl of nuts, on the floor, in the utensil jar, on the windowsill… pretty much everywhere but the sink.

It does sort of complicate our meal preparations, but the kitchen counter and the floor in front of it get very clean.