The babies have swimming lessons at the public pool for the next couple of weeks. Their lesson overlaps with the opening of the pool at 10 am. Today I was surprised to notice the large number of people standing at the gate waiting for the pool to open. Moms with little kids! Who does bathing suits, sunscreen and snacks before 10:00? I mean, this is Texas so it’s plenty warm (85º at the start of swimming lessons), it’s just that summer is for lolling around all morning. Why, just today I got dressed in my workout clothes then got back in bed to enjoy a cupcake for breakfast. (Before you scoff at me, I did work out afterwards! And it was a very small cupcake).
If you’re swimming at 10:00, what will you have left to do at 3:00? Personally, I prefer swimming after 4:00 because it’s even hotter then, and it’s late enough that we don’t have to use sunscreen. Putting sunscreen on six bodies just about kills me (It’s one of those mom things that drive me batty beyond belief. Also see “making school lunches” and “giving kids baths”.)
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