Tuesday, June 14, 2011

so many reasons

There are so many reasons that I love the pool. This morning, the kids fought over where to sit, what spoons to use, what cereal to eat, whose day it was the pick the breakfast time show, what dolls to play with, who was allowed to play, someone was hitting someone so someone else pushed them back, etc. As soon as my coffee was finished, I packed a lunch and uttered the magic words that change my children from angry warriors to loving siblings, "let's get your swimsuits on". Those five little words are mood altering. I thickly apply sunscreen (to them mind you), grab our flip flops and towels, and we walk down to the pool. Very rarely is it crowded, we often see friends there, and for three or four magical hours my biggest complaint from them is that I didn't bring enough food (I'm learning that kids eat about three times as much food at the pool as they do at home).  I love that we are away from the television. I love that my kids enjoy each other's company. I love that we are outdoors. I am not going to lie, I like getting a little color on my pale skin. I love that when we get home, we have a snack and a nap. I love how soundly the kids sleep at night. I love that we have no where else to be all summer. Meet us at the pool!

10 comments :

Natalie said...

Awww I wish I did live close to you I would sooo meet you at the pool to see those cute little kids :) Glad the pool is helping you keep your sanity!

Michelle said...

i love taking the girls to the pool as well! it is funny how fast they become friends when it's time to go :D i've noticed to they eat SO much more when we are at the pool

Amy Williams said...

I miss seeing you guys at the pool!! Glad you are enjoying it!

Laura said...

Just found your blog. Your kids are so cute! Sounds like you guys are going to have a wonderful summer.

New follower!

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Yay for summer! Thanks for finding my blog and I'm now following you. Love all the pictures and a recipe for salsa, what else am I going to find on here? :)

Renee said...

The pool is on our agenda today, too! It's been almost a week of rainy weather and my kids are driving me insane!

I'm hoping they will swim out the little monsters that are lurking inside.

Have fun!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I'm so excited to take Donut to the pool. Granted, she can probably only go for about 30 minutes, but still. She's still swimsuit shopping though.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

They are too cute! And, I have a Sam, too. That's such a fine name. :)

Jen said...

I just noticed that you have 2 girls and a boy, too! Mine are a bit older- 9,7, and 1 1/2. Beautiful family- lots of blessings our way, huh?

Jen

ashley said...

New follower here! Your children are absolutely adorable =)