Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A lot of hype... ?

We decided that for FHE we would enjoy the newest pool in the area - it looks fun doesn't it?  Because we are inherently cheap, err... "frugal" - we waited for the $2 off discount entry that occurs after 7:00.  I was still annoyed about paying the Non-Resident price since that particular town in a stone's throw from our back porch (literally).  The pool has been much discussed around town and everyone seems to love it.  Myself - well, I think the lifeguards are a little whistle happy... Really guys - the kids are RIGHT in front of you and aren't in danger, they just need to move out of the slide splash down area and frankly - they keep ignoring your whistle, they have no idea that it's being blown for their benefit and hey, you're going to have to talk to them anyway, so just talk and let the other 7 whistles per minute be responsible for my earache.  I was quite grateful for the fact that all of my children are now potty-trained - even if that did mean running M into the ladies room - this 3 layers of protection thing seems a little over the top.  Speaking of our run to the ladies' locker room... I'm all for modesty in locker rooms and all that, but there is a downside.  Being that every shower stall and changing stall has the exact same door on it as the toilet stalls - it took a few minutes and some quick thinking to get to the stall that had the necessary equipment for our needs.  I felt a little foolish pushing open so many doors (none of which had people behind them thank goodness).   The splash features were an awful lot of fun for the little ones - even though the amount of water that poured down on us at one point was quite surprising - and kept them entertained for the entire hour and a half.  The older ones had less to do than at other pools - but seemed to enjoy themselves nonetheless - the slide was a little claustrophobic I hear (not my thing).  I'm sure we'll go back on occasion, but as for getting a years' pass... not gonna happen!

5 comments:

Megz said...

Looks like the perfect toddler pool place. We greatly enjoyed our new swimming pool last night for FHE as well. Bless the monday night discount.
Ethan just gets cold so fast! Does M have that problem with her low fat count as well? I don't know if he is just truly a wuss or if he just really has no body heat.

LC said...

Brynn is seeing this and thinking it looks like tons of fun. it's just the oasis you need in the middle of the desert.

cold cocoa said...

That does look like a good time! We have yet to go swimming in a real pool this summer but that will be cured come reunion!

T said...

M does usually get a little chilly - and P too... the rest of us have plenty of meat on them thar bones :) I never really attributed it to the lack o fat, I just thought they were wimpy! Yesterday's pool was pretty darn hot though so it wasn't much of an issue (until we walked out into the rainy evening!)

Sher said...

We loved our new pool for its fun toys and the soft part that you walk on. It was colder than the old one but not like liquid ice like SF. I'm looking forward to ditching the three layers for Dan who wasn't really a whole hearted fan of swimming. The other week just made me think what good adventures your kids get. I'm trying to be adventureous and sometimes it turns out well.