Monday, November 16, 2009

Private Pool Party Anyone?







We told the kids we'd take them swimming at the pool here for FHE this week. Everybody got swimsuits on under warm clothes, and we grabbed our towels and drove across town. Only to find out the pool is closed for the next couple of weeks for cleaning. So we loaded two crying children back into the car and drove home. Mike suggested swimming in our bathtub, and the kids decided this would be an acceptable substitution. As you can see, it was a bit of a tight fit for all four of us, but the kids had a blast, and Mike and I were able to save an otherwise doomed evening. At least the water was warmer this way. I can't help but notice that this seems to happen to us frequently. Maybe we're unlucky. Or maybe they see us coming and shout, "Quick, it's the crazy family! Put the closed sign in the window!"

6 comments:

Jason and Amanda said...

Fun! I have thought about taking Logan swimming this week but I don't really want to swim in cold water when it is soooo cold outside. The bathtub is a good idea though.

Stephanie Whitlock said...

hehe looks like fun... On a kind of unrelated note...have you heard of Hibbard Fishies? My professor and his wife built a gorgeous brand new indoor pool next to their house and she teaches private swim lessons for really cheap. It's a pretty cool place. If I had kids, that's where i would take them for swim lessons.

http://hibbardfishies.com/

Amy said...

Brilliant!

Rachel Rager said...

It happens to us too! But I think you did a brilliant job saving a doomed FHE! If only I were that creative! Looks like fun!

Bev said...

That explains why the pool was closed last time you were here!

Dean Lorimer said...

Looks like fun! Oh, and I love the fact that you posted the Pachabel rant...I had hoped you'd like that!