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Friday, July 29, 2011

Poolside Perspective: What I learned (Week 5)

It is time once again to review what we have learned this week at the pool.  The weather was spotty with rain on Monday and a sky full of clouds on Thursday.  Cloudy days at the pool are the best as it keeps most of the sun-lovers away and allows for the entire pool for the kids to play.

Here's what we learned:

  • Monokinis are mocking me.   I have already lamented about these dreadful swimsuits and this week I had the pleasure of seeing a toddler in one.  Seriously?  Have you lost your butterfly size mind? 
  • Concessions are addicting.  Apparently the most disgusting of concession stand foods is more appealing than whatever Mommy has packed in the cooler.
  • "Devious" is the new IT word.  My son has started calling everything devious.  My favorite line from the Princess Bride, "I do not think that word means what you think that word means" comes to mind often as I listen to him.  "That slide is devious."  "That diving board is devious."  "That little girl's eyes are devious."  Okay...he may have been on to something with that last one.
  • Umbrellas are temperamental.  As we were leaving for the day, a big gust of wind picked up one of the picnic table umbrellas, tossed it over the fence into the parking lot and directly onto of my son.  Like an episode of Bay Watch, cute & petite lifeguards (with 0% body fat) rushed to our van.  Both the van and my son were unharmed.
  • Planking.  I am finding this unusual activity somewhat annoying.  I watched at the pool as two grown adults decided to have their pictures taken planking both the high dive and the low dive.  Needless to say, it wouldn't surprise me if their kid was a toddler in the monokini.
In conclusion, we learned that umbrellas can, indeed, be devious, cheese fries really are addicting, monokinis are simply wrong at any age and the welcome new trend of de-planking needs to begin as soon as possible.

What did you learn?

8 random thoughts:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Planking? Glad you put a link WHAT is the point of that!?!?! WOW!

Anonymous said...

ha, planking, who knew....

have a great one :)

Amanda said...

Oh yum cheese fries. It's true, something about fast food stands will even appeal to mommy who packed stuff to eat in the first place. :D

Kristie Maynard said...

Some interesting things going on around you. I learned what planking is. Had no idea until I checked out your link! Of course when I went and asked my son about it, he knew what it was. Then told me about a site to see crazy pictures, called We went there and there was a video of a girl planking at the top of an escalator, she was laying across the moving handles, one going up the other going down, this made her spin. Dangerous, but it was pretty cool.
I'm learning all kinds of things these days!

Gina said...

I've been hearing about this planking thing. Haven't seen it in person yet though!

Pat said...

I love what you learn and the pool, and share with us. That stops me from going in my monokini and planking in front of the fast food stand. Thanks for that.

DeepBlue said...

I've learned on Becca's blog that it's someone's birthday today!!!
Joyeux anniversaire!

Jenners said...

As a joke, my husband did some "planking" at the bottom of the pool!! What is up with that?

And I need to Google monokini. I'm not sure I know what it is but it sounds bad.

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