i am still drooling over this blogger's camping trip to yellowstone. maybe i will lay off all the pool talk and ask jeff for an old airstream to fix up. that will make plane tickets look pretty enticing ;) it wouldn't work for a swimming pool. he's so against a pool that it would take asking to have another baby to get him to budge. an energetic infant at 50 years old,
12 13 17 more years of school tuition... now that might make a swimming pool look enticing. just working the system! unfortunately my husband runs household system :)
speaking of pools... a blogger that has me laughing this week: scary mommy i am now a follower. her post about pool moms was so funny because it was so true! like her, i met every single mother on her list. i may have fit into almost all categories at one time. but now, 40+ with teenagers, i am a pool mom in a completely different category. one that involves: embarrassing my children with my very presence. my kids walk by and pretend not to see me. except when they need money or a snack or to tattle on someone or just need a shoulder to complain on or a ride home.
here's a few categories from her post. hop over and you can read the rest.
10. The Discipline Mom: She expects her children’s perfect behavior at all times. No pushing, no sliding out of turn, and for goodness sake don’t blow your nose in the pool like that kid (pointing at my kid). She has a lot of rules and there are a lot of time-outs on the side of the pool and she talks a lot about good and bad choices. But all I can think is, jeez, give the kid a break, they all like to splash an unsuspecting friend in the face once in awhile. It just feels good. which one is my least favorite? definitely it's the phone mom. at least hide your phone in a paperback to appear that you're not sideline parenting and face-booking at the same time. not that i see anything wrong with that ;)