We got home just in time for naps. Two sweaty, tired boys went down and then I got the pool ready. Van's nap wasn't as long as I would have hoped, but it was fine. I could enjoy another hour or two with just him and no older brother hopping around for attention. So I introduced Van to the pool. And it was the cutest thing that I ever did see.
I was too excited about the pool to take the time to comb it.
Once the thrill of the pool subsided, my anxiety over $7 began. I fidgeted and worried and regretted my purchase. The next morning, Jack finally noticed the pool. He couldn't wait for the water to warm up so he could take an afternoon dip. Later, we were out on the patio next to the pool blowing bubbles. Jack happily popped bubbles and jumped around. And then while he was all caught up in bubble-popping, he fell face-first, fully-clothed into the pool. Most hilarious thing I have ever witnessed that kid doing. Then all the sudden, the pool was the best $7 ever spent.