Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pool Season Has Begun

24 of 31 - SOLSC 2018

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With the official arrival of Spring the humidity kicked way up for a day or two, thus warming up our pools enough that even the adults are willing to brave the water. So, pool season is upon us!

(Yes, the irony of us spending the first days of spring back in the pool while friends and family from Seattle to New Jersey are watching it snow has been noted.)

Any combination of six kids, ranging from 12 months to eight years, dragging an assortment of pool toys descend upon one of our pools. (There are three, each referred to by the kid that lives closest to it.) 

Adults, a compilation friends, (who are stand in aunties for our TCKs), and parents complete the scene. We talk with one another, keep track of kids, monitor our personal temperature needs with a combination of in the pool, out of the pool, on the edge with legs in the pool, on a chair in the share, or a lounger in the sun.

All of this is the best way to make the moments between afternoon and dinner melt into the past. An hour or two later we are announcing to the troop, "Ten more minutes!"


  1. Yes - so very jealous. I was just talking to friends last night and sharing our yearning for those warm nights. Embrace those days!

  2. Sounds like a July day where I live. However, spring has made a glorious appearance here. Aren't we fortunate?