We’re headed to a friend’s pool today. Caitlin and I have already been lounging in her kiddie pool in the backyard. I’m very surprised the dogs haven’t punctured the pool, but they seem content to watch us from the shady corner of the yard where they’re probably secretly laughing at us in doggie speak. One of the best purchases I’ve made this summer is a hot pink Wee Wave washable swim diaper for Amelia. You can reuse it over and over and it’s small enough to go underneath her regular one piece bathing suit. They are available at Target, although I couldn’t find them online. You can even purchase itsy bitsy matching bikini tops or swim diapers for little boys. They were on sale for $5 this week at Target and that sure beats the price of Lil Swimmers!
I was thinking about one of my funniest (although not at the time) experiences poolside in college. I had traveled down to the hot spot…Daytona Beach, Florida…with several girlfriends and we were staying at a beachfront hotel with a gigantic tacky Aztec sun emblazoned on the outside. I had spent hours shopping for the perfect bikini at the mall and was totally into trolling for cute guys on the beach by day and on the strip by night. One afternoon after perfecting my tan and drinking a wine cooler or three I was standing poolside chatting with a group of particularly cute guys. I felt something warm splash on my shoulder and upper back and it wasn’t Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil. Mr. Seagull had decided to bring the party to a shrieking halt. In fact, I shrieked so loud I’m sure everyone on the spring break party barge a mile out heard me. I bolted into the hotel and headed straight for the lobby bathroom to survey the damage. Fortunately there was not much actual bird poop on me, and my spring break spirit was not broken. I was out chatting it up at a beach volleyball game that very afternoon. Bird poop will not get a girl down who is on a spring break mission of fun and sun.
Now bonus points to anyone who knows who sang the hit “Poolside.” Hint, his motto is “Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need ’em!”