A Day (or two) at the Pool

Feel free to skip this post if you’re not directly related to me. Or even if you are. Grandparents may be the only ones who enjoy this post. It’s about Harry’s first trip to the pool.

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It started out like any other day. Hot and sunny. We decided a trip to the pool was necessary. So we put on the sunscreen, donned our bathing suits, and hoofed it over to the community center pool. As we were walking in, we learned that someone had, ahem, dirtied the pool. So to avoid e. coli, we stuck to the splash pad. What a bust.

First trip to the pool, take two. We woke up to another perfect pool day. Dare we try another attempt to the giant potty? Crossing our fingers that there would be no floaters this time, we put on the sunscreen (again), donned our bathing suits (again), and hoofed it (again) over to the community center pool. This time we were greeted by a blue, sparkly, cold body of water. We took one million photos, and then Jon took Harry into the pool.

At first, Harry’s was unfazed. His expression didn’t change after the transfer from the warm air to the cold pool. It was like nothing had happened. But then. I’m not sure if it was the cold water, or the crowd of extra loud children, or the fact that Papa had sunglasses and wet hair and looked a little different, but whatever it was, it was not good. It was scary and upsetting. So Mama came to the rescue and Harry and I sat happily on the steps for the rest of our time, splashing with our feet and enjoying the sunshine.

We’ll try again this weekend. And this time maybe we’ll go a little slower, and make sure Papa doesn’t look different.

xoxo, Mallory

4 thoughts on “A Day (or two) at the Pool

  1. Wendy

    Funny that you shared this, as we just took Susanna to the pool for the first time. Scott was very insistent that she see him under the water and then spoke to her as he always does when he resurfaced reassuring her, “it’s me. It’s Daddy.”

    He did the same while I was swimming. She clung a bit tighter to me, but all in all, it was a good time. I think the water being warmer than when we dipped her toes in the reservoir helped.

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  2. sprout

    Dang girl. You look amazing. You just had a baby how many months ago? bravo.

    I’m looking forward to some water time with our little ones in just over a month! It’s gonna be great!

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  3. Amy

    Okay. FIRST, I had no idea Jon had a tattoo! Or if I did, it’s been a while since we talked about it and I forgot and now that I’m seeing it, it’s all like, “WHOA! Cool.” Also, I’m glad you’re going to keep trying. I’m sure with the new, clean water it was a bit shocking. Hopefully if you go again this weekend it will be refreshing but not so cold everyone freezes to death.

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