Yep, in all my years, this was a first.
It happened yesterday, a cloudy, but warm and humid day in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The pool at the lovely Oneida Country Club was virtually empty, with maybe a handful of kids splashing around. Nearby, white skirted little girls took tennis lessons from the club pro and boys practiced their soccer skills on the lush, green grass adjacent to the pool. We had just finished a wonderful grilled asparagus salad with balsamic vinagrette and a glass of wine.
All was right with the world...
Kate begged me to join her in the pool and Jack wanted to show me the flips he learned while having the time of his life with his grandparents this week. Tennis lessons, golf lessons, swim lessons, trail riding with Gramp on his new dirt bike, treats, movies, picnics....
yeah, it is very good to be Jack!
So, I resisted the urge to deny her pleas for the water and donned my old, red swimsuit. Never thought I'd get to the age where I dislike wearing a swimsuit, but I am so there! Maybe I need a new suit....one with super magical fat disappearing armor!
If there is one like that out there, let me know...
Anyway, I emerged from the womens locker room, just as a lithe 15 year old glided by, holding her boyfriend's hand. Both were perfectly tanned, she in a shiny pink bikini with long brunette hair that she tossed in that perfectly practiced motion. She WAS Phoebe Cates from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".
It was not an ego boosting moment, by any means.
So I headed over to the diving boards to witness Jack's aerial skills. He is a headlong into the water guy and the two nimble gymnast friends he was playing with were twisting and flying off the boards like the Flying Walenda's.
I stepped onto the board, ran the length and made a clumsy, unceremonious (notice NO photos of that!) leap into the water. We splashed and played for about ten minutes when a sheepish looking lifeguard asked us to leave the water, due to an unknown object in the pool.
Yes, it was what you are thinking.... After finally relenting to my kids, I get into a cesspool....literally!
They shocked the pool and 30 minutes later, the kids were back in the water.
Me, not so much.....