In my last post, Life In the Inflatable Family pool, my wife and I learned life is different now that we are older. After Little A didn’t want anything to do with the pool, it was time to deflate and pack away for this year.
It is with sadness I report in the end, the pool ended up in the garbage.
Inflatable pools are filled with air, not water. What do I mean? As we went to lift the pool to drain the water, we found it harder to move than expected. Somehow, water filled the two bottom inflatable rings. This was only learned after much aggravation, ( and a frustrated daddy Kung-Fu kick to an inflatable ring). Oh, and mommy seeing the water.
If you’ve tried to move the Blob before, you understand our difficulty.
Ultimately, I had to slice the two rings open to expel the water. I was disappointed at the thought of cutting the pool. I’m not sure what it symbolized to me subconsciously. Maybe a failing in my parenting abilities? I digress.
Little A of course, wasn’t phased by the situation. In fact, I think he’s secretly pleased. Mommy was more frustrated at my Bruce Lee impersonation. I’m just glad I can re-grow the grass that started to burn underneath the pool.
In the end, life moves on. So the lesson we learned while sitting in the pool holds true. Enjoy the little moments and be weary of inflatable pools.
I hope you enjoyed this post. As always comments are welcome and encouraged!
- Life In the Inflatable Family Pool (theevolvingdad.wordpress.com)
One of many little “joys” you’ll live through in the coming years. But at least you have the right perspective about it. Just wait till the little one starts pouring his own drinks (on the floor more than in the glass.) It’s all good.
Thanks Bill. I can hardly wait for the impending messes.