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Friday, June 22, 2012

Poolside Perspective: Is that a flamingo? (Week #2)

This week I was only poolside sporadically.  The week started out with crappy cool weather, becoming unbearable by Wednesday and Thursday, and returning to random crappy thunderstorms by today.

We took a day away from the public pool and spent it at my friends backyard oasis, which was fan.tas.tic.

Here's what I learned.

Timeout?  I've put my kids in time out at the pool.  I've seen other's put their kids in time out.  This week, while walking to the bathroom I saw a mom in time out.  I can only guess she put herself in time out.  She had her chair facing the fence and was reading a book.  Um...the view isn't even good, but I guess she was just fed up with looking the other way. 

If everyone knows the code, well it's no longer a code.  My daughter has reached the wonderful age of waredrobe malfunctions.  Since having your breast fall out of your suit at the pool, is uber embarrassing we decided to simply say flamingo.  However, seems everyone a lot of people now know the code.  My daughter said, "If everyone one knows the code, you might as well scream breast."  She has a point.

Behave like there IS a lifeguard on duty.  Our kids were like monkeys let loose at the zoo when we went to our friend's pool instead of the public pool.  They were taking innertubes down the slide, stopping mid slide, and just acting ridiculous on the dive.  Needless to say, we can't wait to go back.  Here's hoping we're still welcome (*wink*)

Just because they make it.  I'm pretty sure we covered this last year, but it needs to be reiterated.  Just because the swimsuit comes in your size, doesn't mean you should wear it. 

Tripping sucks.  Tripping and releasing your flamingo, sucks even more.  What is the appropriate response when a woman trips up the steps getting out of the pool right in front of you and her breast tumbles out of her top.  Yelling flamingo doesn't help.  Turns out... not everyone knows the code.

What did you learn this week?

6 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

I make sure my flamingos are well caged and could not even think about escaping!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wow! What a great new look! That's one thing I learned this week, that you have this lovely new look, just fab!
Hmmmm. wardrobe malfunctions eh? Sometimes I think some of the people that have them, have them on purpose, just like the "original" one.
Of course I in no way mean to imply that your lovely daughters would be on purpose. But sometimes I look a people and know they are a malfunction waiting to happen.

Pish Posh said...

Well tell your daughter that everyone has a pool malfunction at some point in their lives :)

I love your new design!

kisatrtle said...

I agree with you. Some people let their flamingos loose...on purpose!!!

Monkey Man said...

Wow, I go away awhile, and everything changes. GREAT new look my friend :)

becca said...

love the new look

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