So we caved and actually purchased a pool membership here in SC this year. I know I know. Brett pitched it to me as a sanity saver; a place where I could take the kids during the day to get out, relax and do something instead of staying home all the time going crazy. I bought it and am now wondering what type of crack he slipped me that day to make me believe that it would be relaxing.
Normally when I am going out with the kids solo (sans Brett) I give myself a 30 minute load time. With swimming it almost doubles. Getting into the swimsuits motif is hilarious and it would be great to tape except for the very important point of child nudety.
Today's adventure to the pool went something like this...gear up to go and pray it doesn't start a freak thunderstorm as happened yesterday, get dressed again praying that the suits are dry as wet suits just adds a whole other layer of fun, load up making sure there are: snacks, extra diapers, water, sunscreen, cell phone, three floatie toys, beach ball (you get the idea), arrive at pool, unload to stroller and find a spot at pool. Put on sunscreen (who ever invented the spray type is my new hero!!!) and get into the pool. Ian immediately requests a bathroom break--oy! Get out of pool, load livy to stroller, put on shoes. Wrestle getting Ian's wet suit off enough so that a bathroom fiasco doesn't ensue. Wrestle to get suit back on. Get back into pool. Take livy out so she doesn't become a baby popsicle. When taking off livy's swim outfit, realize she has peed in her swim diaper. Load to stroller immediately and call it nice RELAXING day :)