Another ruthless winter day in southern California.
Even more ruthless is that it took us almost an hour to get the children in to their bathing suits, coated in sunscreen and get everything set up outside for them to play. They lost interest and started crying in five minutes.
Now they are outside with Charlie playing with their ride-on-toys.
It took almost an hour to get them out of their wet bathing suits, in to dry clothes, after several trips to the potty, in to their helmets and outside - including a 10 minute fight over who got to ride the John Deere Tractor.
I was planning to clean up the disaster areas that have been generated from them being outside - and inside - only to go outside again. But instead, I have decided I better start quickly thinking about what to do next.
They've been out there for four minutes already.