Monday, May 9, 2011

Who needs a fountain when you have the pool?!?

I don't know why this came as a surprise to me but these things usually do.  In hindsight I should have seen it coming a mile away.  Like twenty miles.  Call it a natural progression.  A transition of sorts. 

It all started the other day when we were coming home from school.  The pool sits on the left side of the car.  The same side as Alex. 

The pool's been packaged up nice and neat for the last few months and I've not given it much notice.  The only real though I'd had about it was after the hail storm and even then it just wafted in and out of my mind.  Something along the lines of, "Hummph, what is that cover made of??  Not a single tear, rip even.  Amazing.  I have to look into this..."  So aside from that one little thought it's been out of my mind since last October.

Until we drove past it and I heard all sorts of screeching and aacckking from the back seat.

"Mom!  Mom! The pool's open! The pool's open!!!" Mooommm!!!

"It is?  That's great!" 

Shit.  He thinks we're going swimming as soon as we get home.  Mamma's sooo not bathing suit ready, damn you Cadbury and your delicious eggs.... 

And there's the little mater of the pool not being open quite yet. 

Shit, shit, shit.

"Yeah, yeah, do you think they'd let me in to see how the pumps work?" he's saying breathlessly,  "Cause the pool pumps are just like fountain pumps except on a much larger scale.  You know, because of the extra water.  Do you think they'd let me in early to work with them???"  Hands waving, he's all excited.

Lord, and here I thought he wanted to go swimming. 

Gawd, I love this part of my son!



  1. Ooh, I love that too! Finally, something quirky to cheer about! And btw, I damn those Cadbury eggs right along with you... ;)

  2. oooh how sweet
    I love our kiddos unique side

  3. Whoa, I never even THOUGHT about the pumps. That is wacky stuff. Good grief, my kid is over here still trying to figure out the difference between plastic and glass.....

  4. Oh my God, such a practical human being! I love this kid.

  5. Oh bless. What a fantastic mind. My husband gets a little flappy over our pool filter too. Would confirm some suspicions

  6. This is so cute! I bet if he friended the maintenance men, he would totally get to play with the pumps~ (Which sounds dirty, but I swear I didn't mean it that way)

  7. Our kids always surprise us don't they? In the nicest possible way :)

  8. You are so lucky. Audrey is pissing herself waiting for pools to open but for the other reason. Know where they carry some circa 1920 swim clothes?

  9. @Karen V.--haha, I'm hating cadbury right now!!

    @K-floortime lite mama--me too!

    @Flannery--I know he's way smarter than you think!


    @Noonie--that's good....

    @Rebecca--that did sound dirty...haha!

    @Looking for Blue Sky--I loved it when he asked to see the pumps, I was like, "Whew!"

    @Lynn--my mom's closet...all I'm saying...

  10. Cadbury egg season should defintely be a bit more removed from bathing suit season. By at least a few decades.

    Alex certainly sounds like he knows a lot about pumps! Awesome.

  11. I think we need to lay the blame on more than just Cadbury. There's Betty Crocker. And Kit Kat. And probably Lucky Charms...oh wait, that's my issue...sorry...carry on!

  12. My problem isn't the Cadbury eggs. It's the Nestle eggs. I'm convinced they're made of pure delicious evil. There should not be 3 almost consecutive candy laden holidays right before bathing suit season. It should start with Halloween and end with Christmas giving us time to recover properly.

  13. Seriously? Your kid is awesome!!

    Also? I *heart* Cadbury's!!

  14. I'm another sucker for the eggs. I blame homesickness. Got to love the quirkiness. Pudding just wants to swim, and the one in our commUnity has been filled for three weeks, but won't open until Memorial Day. EVERY time she sees it she demands to go in. of course, it is directly opposite our street, and right where she gets on the bus. sigh.

  15. Damn those lovely cadbury eggs..well actually ALL cadbury products...and dove easter bunnies...

    Love how he surprised you...just when we think we know what our kids are thinking-they turn around and change things. :)


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