The first afternoon we were in San Jose, I took the kids to one of the local parks in our neighborhood, to help them get their bearings in terms of getting some outside play time. Aaron and Jada decided that the funnest thing about this playground was dumping buckets of water on each other, rolling around in the sand, and then repeating the process.
After about 30 minutes of this, both realized they were shivering cold. Thankfully, a friend of mine who came out to see me lent Jada her long sleeve shirt. Between that and lots of hugs, the kids finally warmed up . . . only to repeat the process with the water and sand. We did yet another go-round on this before finally I said it was time to go home, take a bath, and have dinner.
The silver lining in all this wetness and grime is that Aaron and Jada played well together. Being together for most our trip really seemed to bond them. Now that we're home, they still fight, but they appear to be getting along much better. So if it takes wet clothes and caked-in sand to make that happen, we'll take it.