Today was a glorious day! The temperatures were in the 70's, the sky was blue, very little breeze... what more could you ask for? The kids were begging to go to the pool. They knew the water would be cold. Big G wanted to bring his hand-me-down wetsuit because wetsuits keep you warm in cold water. Right. I agreed that it was a perfect day for the pool and urged daddy to take the troops on over. He was wise to my motives... a nap... and decided he was similarly motivated and turned the urging right back onto me! So I said yes on the condition that the kids actually go all the way in the pool... all. the. way.
They suited up, grabbed the towels and the goggles and off we went. There is something inherently unnatural about comfortably walking around in early February in flipflops and swimsuits... at least in the northern hemisphere. They checked the water temp...
... awfully cold for swimming in my opinion! But they were game...
Here they are faking me out.
I thought they were going all the way in... but I didn't see the stairs!
Baby X takes after her glacial-stream swimming daddy...
jumps right into that frosty business.
Big G is not a fan of cold water...
just like his mamma ;-)
He finally agreed to go in at the end closest to the hot tub
so he could get quickly from cold to hot...
They spent most of the time in the hot tub (clearly) and had a blast. This pool and The Gate are two of the best reasons for living in this weird development!
Do you like cold water? Swimming in it, I mean.
–I do not.
What was your local weather like today? Do you like the weather where you live?
–Gorgeous today. I like that we have great weather pretty much year round, but I really do miss seasons. I liked snow and fall and the explosion of spring when I lived on the East Coast for 12 years as a young adult.