"He takes more breaks than a union supervisor," my husband said, exasperated with our three-year-old's frequent sit-downs in the middle of a scooter practice session. A heat advisory doesn't take away the boys' exhausting flow of energy, which must be harnessed into positive outlets.
My husband pushes the boys harder than I would, waiting longer to acquiesce to water breaks or requests to be carried. He is much better at using humor or fun to distract them from their own complaints. I think they have a better time on outings with him than with me.