Innocents in the pool

standard June 14, 2010 2 responses

By 10am this morning it was already sweltering in the house. All the windows were open, but the tiny cross-breeze did little to dry the sweat pooling in the small of my back. I looked at the computer, beckoning with the work I needed to get done, and turned away. The last thing I wanted to do was sit in front of a machine that would generate more heat.

Instead I headed out to the back yard where, if possible, it was even hotter than in the house. I smiled. I really did. I closed my eyes and threw my head back, and I drank in the hot summer sun. After weeks of rain and an nonexistent spring, summer is definitely here. 

I worked my way to the back of the yard where the inflatable pool had been abandoned on the last warm day last summer and tugged it out of the ivy that had crept over it. A little scrubbing later and the thing looked presentable. A lot of puffing later (Note to self, buy a pump already!) and the pool actually looked sound.

Even before the first drop of water had hit the plastic bottom, Little L had stripped off her pajamas and was dancing naked all around the pool. She clapped her hands with glee and jumped in as soon as I nodded in her direction. It didn’t matter that there was no water yet.

It didn’t take long for C to abandon the TV and come join her sister. Soon the pool was filled with water, rubber duckies, and two delighted little girls. They didn’t care that the water was frigid. They didn’t care that they had no suits on. They didn’t even care that the pool was a little dingy and battered.

It’s summer and it’s hot. That’s when you play in the wading pool.

If you liked this post, take a look at these!

Family Holiday Letters: A new holiday tradition I belong to a mother's group that has brought me endless succor and the best friends a girl could ever ask for. Every other Wednesday (give or take) w...
Me according to my Twitter followers I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter just being my usual goofy self. I tweet random thoughts that pop into my head as I go through the day. I tweet ...
Two guys and a boat Despite the less than awesome weather here at the beach (thank you endless fog!) M did manage to convince my brother-in-law to head out in the kayak. ...
Summer is for relaxing, right? When I worked in an office and had to be at a desk every day, summers were exactly like every other day of the year. The kids had to get up with me, h...

2 responses

  • Sounds like our kind of fun!

    Tonight we were playing with the frisbees we acquired from the restaurant where we ate dinner when suddenly Juju joined us in the driveway… buck naked.

    She’s getting started early on the college fun.

  • I’m going through the same at my house. The pool is already inflated and it’s used almost everyday.

  • Leave a Response

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *