So, this year we bought a "Wal-mart" kiddie pool with a slide. It's a decent size for a kiddie pool. My kids love it. The other day, I was walking through the store and thought to myself, "Maybe I should get some chlorine stuff for the pool so I don't have to emptied it all the time . . .it would be crystal clear all of the time." Then I thought, "Well, I had better get a pool vacuum too so I can clean it". Which reminded me that I didn't have a filter and I, yes, I actually wondered if they made pool filters for kiddie pools. When I told this to my husband, he said "Are you serious? It's a kiddie pool!" LOL What? I love my pool. Yes, I sit in it and so does my husband. On Tuesday night, all four of us were out there,
We are already talking about moving up in the world of pools next year. If I had a pool I could actually lay in, the only summer clothes I would buy would be bathing suits and cover-ups. (And 1 shirt and pair of shorts for going out in public). Seriously - I'd live in that pool. In all honesty, I have a healthy fear of water and kids - they don't mix well. There is a reason I only put 12 inches of water in that pool. There is also a reason we won't be upgrading to anything that is taller than the boys - the pool situation will grow with them. We plan on buying true swimming life jackets for the boys this summer for when we go to hotel pools or the lake. Nate has zero fear of water so he needs one without a doubt. Josh loves water if he can stand up in it or if he can hang on for dear life to one of his parents - so he needs one to protect him from something he is afraid of. There are too many sad stories of kids and water, that is for sure.
Anyway, I really didn't have anything else to post about today - I kinda cleared my "schedule" the past few days and just hung out with the kids - not doing much of anything except reading and "swimming". It is supposed to cool off, for which I am thankful :-)