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Friday, August 17, 2012

Poolside Perspective: the final splash

Summer can't possibly be coming to an end!?!? It only just begun.

Sadly it is time to take off my flip flops and put on some sneakers. (have I ever told you how much I hate socks?)

This is our final Poolside Perspective of the season. Next week, Lessons from the lunchlady will return when I update all of you on my child nutrition summer workshop.

Here's what I learned at the pool.

You are never too old to jump off the high dive. I think as we age we begin to feel like there are things we just shouldn't do anymore. When my friend B was in line for the high dive the small boy behind her was simply flabbergasted. "Is you gonna jump off the high dive?" he asked. "Ain't you too old?". B said he was lucky he was cute.

Drowning your kid (or someone else's) is frowned upon. I swear all I wanted to do was jump on the raft and torture my friend B's son. Who knew he'd be so slippery and that we would both go tumbled off into the shallow; me crushing my knee into his head. I really wasn't trying to drown him.

Pool bathrooms disgust me. Can someone please hose those nasty,germ encrusted cesspools down? For the love of all things holy, can you please make your kid put shoes on. I vomit a little every time I see them run in barefoot.

Letting the child in charge of the bee sting spray = dumb idea. Middle G tramped on a bee this week and went to see the lifeguard who promptly gave her ice and let her friend spray some random bug spray on her foot. Seriously?

Are these inside out? Wearing you bathing suit bottoms inside out to the pool in front of two 11 year olds will cause much laughter and a lot of OMGs.

In conclusion, we had a lot of fun at the pool this year, we jumped off the dives, we floated in our rafts, we ate cheese fries, we made new friends.

Already looking forward to sitting poolside next year.

5 random thoughts:

Monkey Man said...

most public bathrooms gross me out....I am sad to see poolside go, but look forward to the return of lunchlady :)

Mitchell is Moving said...

The "Drowning your kid (or someone else's)..." lesson is sadly a lesson we each have to learn for ourselves...

Just the thought of a pool bathroom made me wince!

Kristie Maynard said...

It's been a very hot summer here, which shows by the fact that I've been in my brothers pool twice this year. I haven't actually gone into the pool for a couple years, but it was so darn hot, that I needed it.
Sorry to see the Poolside Perspectives leave, but will love getting some laughs from the lunchlady too!
Enjoy your last days of summer!

Pish Posh said...

You are really taking off! Awesome. I am so proud of you. How are you doing? Like the design!!

Becca said...

Doesn't it just break your heart to see summer coming to an end?! I will miss your poolside perspective's but am looking forward to your lessons from the lunchlady!!!

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