A pretty good day overall.
Rebecca awoke a little fussy, but ate breakfast. Late morning, we went swimming and stayed for more than 90 minutes. Rebecca saw other kids going underwater, so she tried it a couple of times without ill effect.
At home, she went to sleep almost immediately, worn from her adventures, and slept for over two hours while my wife and I watched Total Recall (1990 version) on DVD.
After the nap, I went to the theater to see Total Recall (2012 version). Despite lackluster reviews, I kind of liked it. The new version was less faithful to Philip K. Dicks’ 1966 story (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) and much of the background story has been changed, but it was still fun to watch. Overall, I think the 1990 version will better stand the test of time since it doesn’t rely so much on CGI special effects and current technology. In 50 years, the newer version will actually seem much more dated.
Mommy and Rebecca went to Zoomerang, where I met them after the movie. Rebecca enjoyed it immensely. We noticed one thing though; she thinks everyone is the boss. If another kid tells her ‘no’ or blocks off a certain toy, she’ll comply. I had to convince her that she could still bounce on the giant inflatable even if another kid told her she couldn’t. Probably a symptom of being an only child — someone’s always her boss.
In the evening, my wife and Rebecca walked to the mailbox with the mom and daughter from across the street — the girl who’s a day younger than Rebecca. Afterward, the two girls played together in our driveway for 20 minutes or so, sharing keys and a tiny football.
Our high was 106°F today, our 13th day in a row over a hundred degrees, and 23rd overall for the year. It was our second-hottest day so far in 2012. There was a light rain in late afternoon.