Since Eric had the day off yesterday, we decided to take the kiddos to the pool to get into the summer spirit. Eve had a blast and just giggled for the first 10 minutes, cautiously stepping in the water a couple feet, then coming back out, then back in. Ivy thought she was hot stuff for passing the "swim test", where she had to freestyle swim a length of the pool alone without stopping. That enabled her to jump off the diving board and go down the slide, which she did over and over and over. Ada was upset that she couldn't go with Ivy for a while, but she got over it and played in the shallower water. Eve and Eric left after about an hour so she could nap, and the older girls and I stayed another couple hours.
I'm always amazed at the trashy people I see at the pool these days. I'm not saying that all tattoos are bad, but c'mon! I never know if I should smile at these people or read them. I'm sure I look crazy with my head cocked to the side trying to make out that last word on their neck tattoo. I think my favorite one this time around was a tie between a "Pink Ladies" tattoo all across a large woman's back, and a tattoo of a huge lipstick kiss on another large woman's chest. Either way, it's always fun to people watch. Plus, I got a little sun on the pale white skin, which is nice too. I'm guessing this is the first of many many many more trips to the pool this summer.