I tallied the numbers. This week we spent 12.4 hours in the water, in the sun.
That's why Anna has such a great tan. Don't worry, I do put sunscreen on her. And all the kids, all the time. We're on our 4th or 5th bottle of sunscreen this summer.
We have two choices when it comes to surviving the heat: 1)stay close to A/C or 2)find a cool body of water. This is basic desert survival 101. Frequent trips to Yogurtland and 7eleven for slurpees also helps.
I love that the kids are getting so much time in the water. I grew up swimming everyday from May to September (although there were some years we dipped into April and October). My hair would turn green from the chlorine every year. I lived in my swimsuit all. day. long.
If my kids didn't like swimming, I think I would be a little heartbroken.
Conner initiates all kinds of games in the pool -- Marco Polo, cops & robbers, races (with me), battles, etc.
Payton tests out a variety of cannonballs and was so excited when he was able to touch his nose to the bottom of the pool.
Anna is a little fish. No water wings for her and she swims, jumps, plays all over the pool with no problem whatsoever.
These days our routine goes a little like this:
morning swimming lessons for Payton & Anna. And Conner swims laps
eat lunch or pack a picnic lunch
play at one of the numerous splash pads or swim at our apartment pool for 1.5 - 2 hours
stay indoors for the hot afternoon - reading, tv, chores, etc.
go swimming again when Scott gets home from work.
It's a pretty rough life.