Sunday, July 16, 2006
in the heat of the summer
This is where we've been hanging out lately. Either as a family or with friends for BBQ/pool gettogethers. Yesterday we were 14, today 9, tomorrow 12. Busy, busy but fun, fun.
Every summer is heralded by new milestones come pooltime. Went through those stages with big sis and now again with the twins. First it was the go in the pool with babies in arms and let them experience the feel of water. Then was the summer of kids in lifevests sitting in the stairs playing with toys. Then came the summers of arm floats and bathing suits with incorporated floaties. And now we have two cuties who like to swim in the buff, no PFDs of any kind, jump off the diving board, crawl the width of the pool, dive down nine feet to the bottom of the pool to retrieve pool toys, play with snorkel and fins...real dolphins. People ask me if they've taken any swimming lessons. Just once. Spending hours on end, from morning to dusk in and out, would hone anyone's skills.
And the best part is that I don't even have to go in with them anymore if I don't want to. So I can sit back, keep an ey on them and even read a little. Now if I could only get someone to bring me a drink ;)