Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pool Day

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We have a summer activity calendar in our ward (congregation.) Every week day there are things planned. Today was pool day at my house. These are my rules for pool day.


1. Swim diapers are required. We don't want another incident like the summer of 2001 when a kid pooped in our jacuzzi. I had to drain and refill the spa.


2. Go ahead and pee in the pool. It's better than pee on the bathroom floor.


3. Eat your goldfish on the grass. Soggy snacks on the pool deck is gross.


4. Wear flotation devices. I don't want your kid to drown.


5. Swim at your own risk. Please don't sue me if your kid drowns.


See you next week. I like to have pool guests. Otherwise the pool just sits there empty, looking good.

17 comments:

Liz said...

I wish I had cool pool rules like you! Which basically means: I wish I had a pool! We do have a neighborhood pool, but unfortunately, they let all the other kids in the neighborhood use it, too. Maybe someday.

Rae said...

So fun! We wish we were in your ward! :) My girls just saw your post and asked if they could come!!

Katie said...

You're so funny:) I'll have to copy down these rules for our pool--they're great!

Annemarie said...

*sigh*

alison said...

I'll remember all these rules when we come to swim in your pool and buy flip flops.

Robin said...

So, you don't have a sign that says "There is no P in the ool" ?

Brandon and Tenille said...

Hahahah I love your pool rules especially the pee one your hularious but its so you. Looks like they are having fun...

ferntyler said...

now a deep question - would you rather they pee in the pool or off the back of the yard into the vast wilderness (the boys, of course?) (I'm surrounded by people who have boys that love to pee in random outdoor locations) I love your sense of humor - hilarious

Hollyween said...

You have no idea how jealous I am of your pool and all its goodness and beauty!! I so wish you lived by me so I could swim in it and have my kids pee in it.

tawnya said...

I wish we could come for pool day! I need to call...

linda said...

It's so cute that you don't have littles of your own but you have a jacuzzi full of them! I love it!

Maree said...

And we had to miss! I was part vampire yesterday (read: attack migraine with light sensitivity). Looking forward to NEXT week--but we WON'T pee in the pool! Your rules are SO funny!

The Family Johnson said...

those rules are so perfect!

Hazen5 said...

So, What day is Pool day at your house? Is it every week? I am so in!!! I am serious! Allison and I will be there next week. So, what treat sohould I bring?

Paige said...

Those are good rules. I'll post them on my fence. But I'd add- everyone who swims in my pool must bring me a treat.

Harper Family said...

I like your pool day commentary. I always think it is so generous of the pool owners to let everyone come and swim.

walina said...

i guess the rest of us can just go blow up our wading pools and dip our toes in the freezing cold water that will be covered with bugs and grass clippings in no time. You enjoy your pool. I know Kalen did1