Friday, July 18, 2014
Fortuitously, my adorable cousin, Tania, was at her vacation home with her hubby, Kip, this week. And her vacation home is only 20 minutes away from Chelan! She very graciously invited us over for lunch and a swim in her swimming pool. It was awesome. Kip barbecued hot dogs on the grill and Tania was the best hostess ever. She had cream soda available (my kids' favorite!) and even put them in those little cozies to stay cool.
She had a life vest available for Gagey, which was perfect for him. He was able to paddle all around on his own, which made him happy. Dyl and I had a spirited water fight, which was a blast. And then I got seasick and had to get out for awhile. Yes, seasickness from swimming pools. I am my father's daughter. He gets horrible motion/seasickness. He also gets vertigo. He can't even go to yoga with my mom. Once he's upside-down, that's it for him. He's nauseated and dizzy and DONE. Neither of us can watch those 3- D things at the beginning of movies in the theater, where you're, like, going down a roller coaster and popcorn is popping to your right...you know the thing I'm talking about?
Anyways. Tania's place is beautiful and it was so nice just to chit-chat with Tania and Kip. Unfortunately, we had a little mishap with Gagey. I thought Ben had put Gage's swim diaper and swim trunks on that morning, and he thought vice versa, when the truth was that Gage had put his OWN swim trunks on, sans swimming diaper.
And he had an accident. In the pool. A pooping accident. Ben used snorkeling goggles to locate the pieces of poop at the bottom of the pool, depositing the pieces into a ziplock bag, and the floating, fluffy pieces were scooped out by Kip with his little pool net thing and flung into the garden.
Kip and Tania took it all in stride and were very cool about it, but I felt really awful. We soon left. That's usually how things go. One of my kids embarrasses me, so we beat it before things get worse. :)