We are in the middle of summer. In the middle of two solid months of unscheduled and unbridled childhood bliss. This summer has been marvelous for my children and it hasn’t be too horrible for me.
As mentioned previously we created a Summer bucket list to help keep the boredom at bay and it has helped marvelously. The temperatures have climbed well into the 100s and it has provided us many “to-dos” when we were struggling. A big accomplishment was our trip to the local “water park” which is code for a huge community pool with all the bells and whistles. I consider this trip a major milestone for me because as a rule I avoid water parks.
I have never liked water parks. As a child my parents would drag me to Wet n’ Wild and I would spend the entire afternoon walking on my tip toes trying to avoid the spit, vomit, and garbage that littered the ground. The lines were always long and my bathing suit always felt uncomfortable from the 4 hours of waiting and 2 seconds of swimming. The wave pool frightened me; masses of people in all shapes and sizes floating on inter-tubes in water that was uncomfortably warm. So when my kids and I joined some friends for some local water fun, I was a little precautious.
This trip did not hold the Wet n’ Wild horrors of my youth. It was clean, organized, and the lifeguards look like they walked off a teenage version of Baywatch. I was suddenly very aware of my white legs and cursed myself for not following through on the bathing suit from the 1900s. This want was even more magnified when I spotted the mom with the amazing body. I believe the phrase “those can’t be real” was uttered right before I had to scoop my jaw off the floor when I saw Uber-mom nursing. Super hot nursing moms should not be allowed at community pools. There should be a sign.
In my inappropriate people watching I did manage to get a quick snapshot of proof that we did indeed go to the “water park.”
There is our evidence. One happy child in front of a pool full of strangers…..and no candid photo of mine would be complete with out the random butt in the background.
Another item is crossed off the Summer Bucket list.