Pocket Sized Pool

Sunday, March 6, 2016

We are on the cusp of spring... swimming is near!

Due to late night pool schedules and my tendency to hibernate during the winter, this season has been sadly very water-less... and I'm feeling it. I've been searching out images of beautiful pools on instagram and making a list of all the places to visit once the weather turns warm, with my mind always returning to the sad fact that I have not kicked my feet in enough swimming holes this winter!

But then it dawned on me... I have been frequenting a pool almost every night this year! I realized this while I was chilling with my daughter during her nightly bath time routine. She was splashing around the tub and chanting "I swimming, I swimming!"

I mean technically, she was really just sitting, but I wasn't going to argue, because two year olds are the worst people to argue with.

The bathtub is TOTALLY a pool, a pocket sized one, but still a contained body of water. And I hang out next to our petite pool literally every night. My cast of swimmers consists of a bunch of colourful plastic friends from all over the animal kingdom; my favourites being Moo-rris the cow, Mr. Crocodilow, oh and I can't forget my own fiery wildebeest! It's a truly unique experience. There is singing, splashing, the occasional tantrum, and always an abundance of swimming stories.

So I guess it turns out that this winter has been water logged after all. Are you listening Summer, because you have a lot to live up to.

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  1. I love this! We have two kids, so of course we never bath either of them ever, but thinking about it this way makes me more enthusiastic about the whole deal. (Though I do spend a lot of time in our household tiny pool reading and soaking. The best!)

    1. Ha, I love it! I need to do more of that... actually spending more time in my own personal pool... rather than just being a bystander that is constantly getting splashed.

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  3. I completely agree with you that the tub is a pocket sized pool! Kids just love to splash about. I had a small outdoor pool fitted for just this purpose. It is specifically for the children to enjoy during the hot summer months. The pool company who fitted it were very helpful and advised me on choosing the right style.

    Stella Hammond @ Palm City Pools


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