Friday, June 25, 2010

The Pool

There is SOMEONE in my life who cannot admit when he is wrong. Hey, I don't LIKE admitting it, myself, but I do it.

See this kid with his daddy on Father's Day? He looks like a relatively calm child, doesn't he? Well, sometimes he can be, but sometimes... whooo boy!

A few weeks ago, while Dylan and I were enjoying a beautiful day outside in the yard, Jim decided to spend what seemed like several hours getting the little pool set up for Dylan. I admit, I was annoyed, and I didn't keep it a secret either. I MIGHT have said, "We spent the whole summer last year trying to get rid of a pool!!". I MIGHT have said, "You spent the whole time getting the stupid pool ready, instead of spending quality time with your family!" I MIGHT have said other things. I just can't seem to remember.

Yesterday morning, (before I was even fully awake), Jim was harping on me again about "When are you going to let Dylan use his pool?!" This has been going on for a few weeks, so I MIGHT have gotten a little annoyed. (I hate people telling me what to do). "We will go in the pool today!! Okay?! Even if it rains!! Even if it's cold!" Why didn't I take him in the pool before? Because somehow I just knew he was going to be WILD. Somehow, I just knew it was going to be EXHAUSTING. And, he was... And it was...

But, it was also ridiculously FUN! Dylan was beside himself with excitement - running, jumping, splashing, dancing, laughing, giggling and basically being a wild maniac/goofball/nutjob. I took so many fantastic pictures I had trouble deciding what to post, so I made a slideshow. WHY did I deny him this kind of happiness for several weeks?!

Jim, I was wrong, and I am sorry.


9 comments:

Brooke G. said...

**sheepishly** Er, we don't have a pool either..... I haven't bought one yet and I might just skip it. Although, Dylan would probably love it.... or not. He won't get into a big pool... and Chase is always in our neighbor's pool. So, I just don't see the need. Might be worth all the good photo ops! I love the slide show and that last one with him reclining on the side - PERFECTION!

The Girls' Mommy said...

OH MY GOODNESS those pictures were fun!! If you come we'll have to go swimming!

blue china studio said...

The slide show was wonderful. You really captured the fun going on and took super shots. I love the one with him jumping in the air.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A sure recipe for fun is to take a kid and just add water.

Burgh Baby said...

I hate pools, but Alexis loves swimming so much that we have about 6 little inflatable ones. I'm currently working on talking the husband into acquiring a big one because OMG! does that kid ever love to swim.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh my gosh! Look at him! I just can't seem to hardly get Jonathan in our pool after I threw him in and he swallowed half of the water. What? You think that's it?

It's a small pool but we went to my friends, to a big pool with his cousins...yeah...he was fine. Whatever!

Elissa said...

you crack me up.

we got one of those inflatable ring pools this year with the little filter and everything. 2 feet deeap and my three are WILD in it, but yeah. super fun.

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