I saw this tweet a week or so ago, and laughed out loud…literally. Because this is my life. He followed this up by saying that the other 7% of the time is spent taking the kids to the bathroom. And it’s true! We imagine/fantasize/hope/pray that taking the kids to the pool will go one way, but reality is cruel:
I laughed at that one too because this is the reality of taking the kids to the pool! So I thought it would be fun to list out things that they kids say and things that I say EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. we spend time at the pool. Doesn’t matter whose pool we are out or whether it’s just us or if there’s a million other kids around.
TAKING THE KIDS TO THE POOL: THINGS EVERY KID AND PARENT SAYS
Sound about right? I know when we have playdates at my sister’s pool that I’m not the only mom saying all of these things. And I think it’s funny that this is every conversation between every mom and kid…I remember the same conversations when I was a kid too! Some things never change.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun watching the kids flip and dive and race and play together in the pool. It’s just that sometimes it would be so nice to be able to lay back with a book and just relax instead of jumping up every two seconds to yell about pool safety and etiquette.
I’m guessing as they get older that taking the kids to the pool and these conversations won’t change much (on my side anyways!) I’m trying to be more patient and enjoy living in the now, so I’m not necessarily wishing away this time, just wishing that sometimes we could have a nice, calm, relaxing time at the pool.
It was a fun list to build, but I’m sure that there are many more things I say that I’ve left off. What other things do you and your kids say that you would add to the list?
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