Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hallelujah!!

The wonderful people at the pool have taken pity on George and my scalp! They've given us permission to use the baby wading pool during Emma's swim class!! Technically, it's closed until afternoon open swim time; but as they said, there's nobody around to see us, so who cares? So, for the next month, both my babies and I will be getting tan every morning from 9:20 to 10.

Okay, Emma will get tan while George and I slather sun block on in the hopes of reducing the burns. Yeah, lucky him, he may look just like Jason, but he got my skin. He's so white, he's practically see through. His little naked romp through the backyard the other day earned him a pink back, shoulders, and *ahem* tushie.

Back to swimming lessons...they ended them today by letting the kids go down the two tube style water slides they have in the deeper end. Mind you, Emma weighs basically nothing. And the slides are steep. And have water running down them to make them extra slick. She went shooting out of those things and skimmed across the water like a skipping rock! She didn't actually start going into the water until the lifeguard/teacher caught her and lowered her down. It was hilarious!! And she can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Today's prompt was about compliments.
I would say the highest compliment you could pay me would be to tell me I'm doing a good job with my kids. I think I am, but everyone needs reassurance sometimes. Especially when one kid is pulling your hair out.
Then, of course, lie and tell me I'm gorgeous and you can't see any wrinkles or white hair. 'Cause I'm shallow like that.
And value my opinion. I'm not asking that you agree, but agree that my opinions are valid. That tells me you value me and think I have a brain in my head. That is the best compliment.

11 comments:

Sandra said...

Yay for George and Mama! And Yay for Emma, too! Sounds like fun for all!

Tink said...

How wonderful they are letting you use the pool while Emma is there. Now everyone is happy and will be tired for their afternoon naps, right?

glynis said...

I am giggling so hard imagining Emma 'skipping across the water like a rock'! And ditto for me about the compliments...great post!

Zephanee said...

Hehe, love the mental image of your daughter skimming across the water. I really liked your last compliment. When someone values your opinion, they respect you...and that's a wonderful thing.

loonyhiker said...

I can just see Emma and the slide! lol. As for opinions, I think people don't listen to each others opinions enough. Most people hear but are forming their own opinion in their mind rather than actually listening to others. Hope you are getting tanner!

Bonnie said...

I agree with you about the compliment thing. And by the way my daughter's name is also Emma! She is 3 end of August!

Tiffers said...

The image of Emma skipping accross the water is too funny!

Bethy said...

You're a great mom, you gorgeous, and, as you know, I definitely value your opinion!!

No need to prompt me, I already think those things of you!

Dave said...

Emma's comic alter ego: Jason Fox.

Dave said...

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Sorry, that may be exciting to nobody else but me. Carry on.

Judyy said...

Well, you gorgeous, wise, great mother, :), I love the image you conjured of your dd skipping across the water like a stone! Kids! They do something that you think might be traumatic, and all they can say is, "Let's do that AGAIN!" LOLOL