Wednesday proved to be a better day than Tuesday, thank goodness.
We belong a local private pool (meaning: we pay for the privilege of being able to use this pool). I know, that makes me sound kind of snobby. But, I'm not really. I just prefer a quieter, less crowded experience. The city pool is crowded - and sometimes the crowd is not what I would like my kids to be around... i.e. parents cussing loudly at their children, etc.
I'm sure it happens everywhere. But it's worth the extra few dollars to me to belong to the quieter private pool.
It's an older pool. I'm not even sure what year it was built, but it has it's flaws. Still, as members, we're allowed to bring any food/drink/floaties, etc. that we would like and there are just a few very reasonable rules.
There is also a snack bar, and while their offerings are limited, at least I can pre-pay on a tab and let my kids get snacks if wanted without me having to carry cash for every transaction.
The pool opens at around 11:30 on most days - but we decided to wait until after lunch to head up there, so we got there at a bit after noon-ish.
The thing I like best is that the baby pool is situated up and behind the larger pool and is also fenced off. In the picture above, you can see the baby pool closest, then the big pool off to the left. Up on the right, I've noted the ever popular snack bar (at least with my 2, it's VERY popular).
I can sit on the edge of the baby pool with Sissy and watch her play, plus also keep an eye on Buddy in the big pool (there are always 2 lifeguards present at all times, as well).
I missed big swatches of skin on both kids, so today, I need to really pay attention to better coverage with the sunscreen!
Yes, we're going back! The Evil Twin took the kids shopping when he got home from work for new pool toys.
Might as well make the most of our membership!
So, if you don't see me around much during the mid-day hours or perhaps I don't have the opportunity to comment on your blogs as much this summer, please just remember I AM reading. I'm just going to be super busy with the summer schedule. It doesn't last long and I'm trying to make the most of the little time we do have.
Until then, you can all be jealous of the barely legal lifeguards who get to see my massive cleavage in my swimsuit on a regular basis!
Happy Thursday, homies.