Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pool-ing My Sanity

Dear Pool Patron,

I am sorry that you had the misfortune of sitting next to us at the pool yesterday.  I am sorry that my kids dripped all over your stack of GQ's, and I am sorry that Ethan did a cannonball (which was perfectly executed . . . was it not?) 2 feet from your spot ruining your sunscreen application with a spray of chlorine.  And the spilled popcorn that created a Hitchcock-like scene of birds?  Sorry for that too.  I am sure that you wanted a nice, relaxing visit to the pool, but sitting next to my crew insured that your visit was neither relaxing nor quiet.

Go figure!

Next time, may I suggest sitting in the more adult section near the deep end of the pool?  It may do more for you than shooting this weary mother your dirty looks.

Dirty looks will do you no good.

I laugh in the face of your dirty looks.



PS  I am also sorry that Ellerie accidentally grabbed your towel and blew great gobs of boogers into it when you were busy at the snack bar.  I would have told you about it . . . but I didn't want to interrupt you again.  (That and I was laughing too hard to speak.)

********What about it y'all?  Any pool pet peeves out there????*************


  1. I had to google GQ. LOL
    Love Mom

  2. Ha! I don't know who sat down first, your family or him, but he probably deserved what was coming for either sitting there by you or staying. I would have hightailed it out of there, had I been a single man. :D

  3. Oh yes! We were at the pool on Thursday and Friday- I take my little boys in the morning when it's really just us.

    Us and old people. Who park themselves in chairs right beside the shallow end.

    When there is NO ONE on the chairs in the deep end- where my kids would NOT go.

    So, complaining about my kids? Makes me laugh.

  4. I really hate chasing down my kids to stop splashing the ladies who are carrying on an hour long convo on the STEPS of the pool yet they don't want to get wet!

    The only thing that bugs me is getting hit in the head with those water balls repeatedly, I'm usually good until it hits me the 3rd time. :)

  5. LOL! That's what they get for sitting in the kid section known as the shallow end. I personally tend to ignore mine at the pool. That's what they have a daddy for!

  6. Oh my! Hahaha.

    I don't have children, but I have seen kids do that. When I see kids do that, I get off my behind and move if it bothers me. I act like an adult and not a child like this person did.

  7. WooHoo Ellerie!!! I knew I liked her. Seriously what was he trying to prove!

  8. Oh, this is funny...I figure the pool is for kids and play and I get a kick out of them. When they get obnoxious I have enough common sense to move out of the way. Your crew certainly seem to know how to 'defend' themselves, LOL...


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