The countdown to the opening of the pool started a week earlier with the purchase of our family pool pass. Twelve-thirty on Saturday couldn't come soon enough!
|Kid Zone in front...Monster Blue Slide in the back. Mary is officially tall enough to ride...Ben just a smidgen too short!|
|Toddler Zone/Zero-Depth Entry|
Ben is the one I'm most nervous about. Mary is truly a swimmer, but Ben is still weak in swimming skills.
Usually, I'm preoccupied with Luke. He's sort of "top-heavy" at this point, and so if we go to the kiddie zone (rather than the toddler area) I really have to watch him like a hawk. He tends to fall forward, but is not tall enough or strong enough to stand back up after inhaling a mouthful of water.
In that split second of eyes on Luke, I'm worried that Ben might go under. He tends to want to chase after sissy and her friends, but the water gets too deep too quickly.
I feel like last year, I was better able to manage all three. Luke was not mobile (he didn't even walk until about 14 or 15 months) and always on my hip and so I had a free hand to corral Benjamin.
So what does this mean...it means a lot less gabbing with the other moms at the pool and way more concentrated focus on my own kiddos!
As you can see, I let my little ones purchase snacks from the snack bar. They were over the moon excited to order microwaved popcorn!
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~