Every year we put a kiddie pool on our back patio. At 11 and 8, the boys are kind of big for such a thing, but it’s still a great way to cool off. We like to dip our feet in it on hot afternoons, and often the boys will put on their bathing suits and do their best to get everyone and everything within reach completely drenched. I’ve even been known to hand them a bottle of shampoo and push them out the door for a backyard bath. Classy, I know, but it gets the job done!
I usually try to re-use the previous year’s pool where I can, but we’d had the last one for two seasons and it was beyond repair. So, a new one it was!
There are many drawbacks to school letting out so late in the month, not the least of which is the dwindling availability of plastic kiddie pools. We rarely get exactly what we were looking for, when we finally strike out on a pool hunt, and are often stuck doing the best with whatever we can find.
Which, in this case, was teeny tiny.
Maybe it’s time to consider upgrading to a real pool 😀