I Took The Kids To The Pool. By Myself.

It went a little something like this.

Soo… yay summer!

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  1. Yep, that looks about right. Also, giving out snacks/drinks and then chasing them down as they attempt to take the snack into the pool (that’s like, at least 30% of our pool time). And glaring at the bigger kids who are playing too rough too closely to my kid (that’s the other 70%).

  2. Good job! I was honestly expecting the purple portion to be too small to see! All thats missing is the time spent dodging other people’s crazy kids so you don’t inadvertently drown a kid.

  3. My husband, who is a teacher and off all summer, thinks that he is going to spend all day at the pool everyday with our 2 y/o and 3 month old. He thinks it is going to be easy. “We’ll just go to the pool everyday. It will be easy”, he says.

    I just laugh and laugh.

  4. Haha! Prep takes so much work. I have TONS of experience taking 3 under 4 to the pool (and elsewhere….), so here are my tips to cut down on prep time.
    1) I keep a pre-packed pool bag in my car and ready to go. Swim dipes, suits, towels, sunscreen, floaties, etc. After we swim I replenish whatever we need for next time and put it back in the car.
    2) Spray on no rub sunscreen. I have them line up side by side with arms and legs out and spray the backside, they turn, I spray the front side. I use a stick on their faces and ears. Two minutes tops, and that includes chasing the littlest!
    3) No arm floaties. Those things always get stuck. If you want to use a floatie the puddle jumper is easier on/off and doesn’t require any air. For tube floaties and such you can use an air pump, either a foot kind or one that plugs into your dash.

    Good luck!!

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