Oh, the lazy days of summer. We are totally living it up around here! We were at the pool Friday, Saturday, Sunday, yesterday and today. And if all goes well, we will probably be there tomorrow! I know it sounds like a lot but the kids love it and I get to hang out with some friends.
This summer is much more relaxing for me at the pool. Last summer Little Man was only 18 months old and had not been walking long. I had to sit on the side of the kiddy pool the whole time I was there and make sure he didn't go under. This year he goes under, splashes, etc.! I can actually sit in a lounge chair, read a magazine (OK, I just skim the magazine, I've got one eye on the kids at all times), and talk to my friends.
Today some of us were sitting there talking and we were discussing how it is so nice to be there. Its like a little club (well, it really is a club, a country club, but you know what I mean). I looked around and remarked that I knew nearly everyone there. Everyone knows whose kid is whose, and if your kid is doing something they aren't supposed to do, they will let you know. There are lifeguards on duty, but I honestly think the mom eyes are better!
Most of all I love that my kids are getting these memories. Lazy days spent at the pool with friends, coming home completely exhausted and barely getting a bath before falling into bed, blood shot eyes from the chlorine and cute pink cheeks! How do I make time slow down so I can savor these moments a little longer?
This is not normal, she's usually running around and splashing and swimming but I made her sit out so that I could re-apply sunblock
She is too cool for you hanging out on the side of the pool! (In pink and green,natch)
Here's Little Man trying to figure out how to escape from the kiddy pool area!