Friday, August 2, 2013

An Ode to the Pool

If we have a bad case of the grumpers in my house
we just pack up and go to the pool.

Everyone is happy at the pool.
There's no bickering or little people
saying "Mom, I'm bored!"

We go for hours and hours.
The sun kisses our sunscreened skin
and the water catches my kids
when they throw themselves in.

Both of my boys have become
awesome swimmers over the summer
and it's opened a whole new world to us.

We take a bag full of toys
and have epic water gun wars.
We dive after toys as they sink to the bottom.
I pelt water soaked balls at my kids
while they scamper and dodge being hit.

It's all very therapeutic for a ragged mama.

I am so grateful for the swimming pool.
It really has made our summer so much more fun!

1 comment:

Linda D. said...

You continue to make the best, watery, juicy memories. Your boys will have bags and bags of fun times to associate with their childhoods. Now, if you just add drippy pop-cicles to pool snack time, you've got it made!