The past two days I have taken the time to get in the pool and float and goof off with my daughter. It has been...well, absolutely lovely.
I love the water. I love how I feel after. I love the sun. I love everything about it. It's how summer should feel.
Why I don't do it more often and take advantage of what is sitting in my back yard, I do not know. Last summer a lot of the time it was because if I got in the water, I felt that I was being lazy about school and I would feel too guilty. But what my problem has been this summer, I do not really know.
But I made my daughter a promise - and it's almost more of a promise to myself than it is to her in a way. But that promise is that every day for the rest of the summer, I promise to get in for at least 20 minutes. I mean, who doesn't have 20 minutes in their day? I can find the time for that.
My other challenge is to keep the pool chemicals balanced. So I did make the caveat that I'm not getting in if it looks like a swamp! But I am getting better at figuring out how to balance everything.
Do you have a pool? Easy access to someone elses pool? UTILIZE it. Are you thinking of building a pool but not sure? DO IT. I'm so glad we built ours. My only wish is that we would have made it a diving pool.
enjoy summer while it lasts....