Okay, so here's today's blog post.
If you're a close local friend of mine, you know that we've had a gigantic above-ground pool for the last decade or so, give or take a year or two. But for reasons I won't go into now, we decided to dismantle it and be done with it. Sigh. It was sad, actually, because truth is...it had a ton of life left in it. But, it costs a lot of money to keep a pool up and running, and we just couldn't swing it anymore. But that's okay.
All that to say, I took the kids to a local public pool yesterday.
And here are my observations:
1. My apprehension about showing my bent-beer-can-body in public proved to be unfounded. I was a supermodel compared to exactly half++ of the pool population. (I do NOT drink beer, just for the record.)
2. I am clearly out of the loop, tattoo-wise. And really, I'm okay with that.
3. It grosses me out that so many bodies gather in one place to "bathe". I can't even continue to think about it right now. It's sick.
4. I am whole-heartedly against sizzling oneself in the sun, coated with chemical-laden sunscreen. Yet, my recent purchase of natural products to make homemade sunscreen remain in their package, on a safe shelf in my bathroom.
5. What I'm saying is, I have a sunburn. It's not horrible. But, it's pink and a tad uncomfortable. Don't lecture me, I simply traded one bad thing for another. I will be golden-brown in no time, as I am every summer. I just wish I had whipped up some of my homemade goodness beforehand.
6. I make no apologies about the fact that I've always been a bikini girl. I know, I know. Modesty and such, I know. I get that, I totally do. And frankly, I agree, fully. But, having said that, I'm a bikini girl. And I really don't care. And after seeing some of the things I saw yesterday, I WAS QUITE modest, in comparison.
7. My little children have no concept of time in the water.
8. I could have left them there until next Tuesday and they'd be none the wiser. And happy as clams.
9. God bless whoever put air-conditioning in cars.
10. I will never go back to the public pool ever again. Actually, I will. I have no choice.