This summer was definitely all about splashing and swimming in the pool – my daughter and I are extremely tanned right now. We might need the entire winter season to lighten up again.
Ever since our pool was officially opened in early June, my children, my friends, and I had been fully utilizing the pool. A big thank you to our pool boy aka my husband for sure! You have no idea how much effort he has poured in to ensure the cleanliness and the chemical balance of the pool.
1 pool. 3 huge parties. 5 mini evening parties. 18 pool playdates (I don’t know the exact number, I am just guessing!)
Furthermore, the pool was opened to my friends’ kids (and my kid, of course) who needed private swimming lessons from a youth from my church (who happened to be a ‘Y’ swim instructor as well).
You see, owning a pool could give make my stomach turn at times. Let’s not talk about the cost of maintaining the pool and merely focus on the safety of the children.
The pool is 4 feet deep and my daughter is nowhere near that height. The only way for me to be calm and confident being at the pool is for her to know how to swim without a floatie.
So having said that, my daughter has benefited tremendously from the private lessons – she could now slide down into the pool without a floatie and swim right across to the steps.
Can we all let a big sigh of relief now? Phew! I can now just focus on the safety of my younger child instead.
In any way, she is still young. Stupid reckless things do happen. So I still can’t just walk away without having her in a floatie. Maybe when she gets to a height of 50″, I might be less paranoid.
Most importantly, with the existence of the pool, my children would tire themselves so much that we could easily put them to bed without a fight even though it’s still light outside. Isn’t that awesome?
Thankfully, my son isn’t fearful of the waters and he enjoyed being at the pool with his sister at all times.
Now perhaps, I should sign him up for a private lesson with the swim imstructor next summer so that I would be a little relieved too. Right?
Lastly, I hope your summer had been treating you well and we are a little sad to bid farewell to all the wacko fun at the pool.
But you know what, I am actually more excited that the cool fall weather is going to roll in soon.