We finally “made it” to the pool this summer! (Which is silly… We live in a neighborhood with two beautiful pools…) Between the summer being a little cooler than usual, our vacations, the pool hours (opening at 10am), avoiding the peak sun times, Hubby getting home around 4:30… And Sawyer’s dinner and bedtime rituals beginning at 5:30pm… We just hadn’t made it to the pool yet.
And we’re so pale!
(I usually half live at the pool during the summer!)
But we finally made it. Sawyer was wearing all the ridiculous sun-protection clothing and sunscreen. He looked hilarious. (But I saw the news last week – apparently, we’re all going to get skin cancer. So might as well protect the next generation from the very beginning…)
We started gradually. I sat on the step with the little guy. He dipped his toes and we splashed a bit. He was slow to to smile. But eventually thought that was pretty cool.
Then, we let him stand on a step. Since he loves standing anywhere – that was a big hit! Now we were having fun!
Mike eventually took him into the water and pulled him around a bit – then the smiles really came! And he started kicking – loving it!
He was perfectly happy lounging in Daddy’s arms, enjoying the show that all the other kids were putting on. He was entranced by the splashing and laughing and yelling. The pool “noodles” even caught his attention – curiosity peaked.
So cute. What a fun way to spend our Sunday afternoon!
Isn’t it funny how the simplest things become magical again, once you have a baby in the house? Watching them experience things for the first time is so enchanting. The wide, bright eyes. The wonder. The uncertainty. The excitement. The joy.
It was pretty clear to the other moms at the pool that it was Sawyer’s first trip to the pool. (They all had that knowing smile and chuckle as they watched us…) One mom even offered to take our picture. I love it!
Did you accomplish any goals lately? (I hope they were as fun as a day at the pool!)