Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Got It Good

I signed my children up for swim lessons.  Those lessons put our family at the pool's side every day except Monday from 9 until 11:30 for the next two weeks.  Sounds luxurious right?  Sitting by the pool everyday with nothing else to do except eat pretzels and bask in the sunshine...Not exactly.

By 9am it's about 90 degrees here and by the time we left at 11:30 it was 102, but that's fine.  There's a pool to cool us off.  Sunflower has the first lesson and the older two children jump in and swim around and have a grand time, and I have only to keep the baby entertained and keep an eye on things.  This is as close as it gets to the luxury stated above and I will admit it is quite fun.  It is a bonus that a good friend is there during this time as well.

As time goes on it gets hotter and the baby gets less willing to hang out in his stroller.  After Sunflower's lesson we have a lull when none of my children are in a lesson.  This is when it gets a little...wonky.  Ensuring Fritter is not getting too wild doing his jumps and twists off the side of the pool, that Ladybug is staying close to the edge, that the baby has a steady supply of pretzels or that his little floaty boat stays within reach, and that my daring little Sunflower (now made braver by her lessons "Look mom I can float sink!") does not run off to dive into the deep end or that she stays firmly attached with her arms around my neck in the pool.

When 11:30 hits, we are ready to come home and have a hearty lunch of Peanut Butter & Honey (a staple in this house) and take naps, waking up to realize that the almost forgotten and hastily applied sunblock barely did it's job.  We have got it good.

Note for tomorrow...put sunblock on before you leave the house.

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