Today was the last day of the season for our local pool. What that means: free admission & free ice cream!
I don't take the kids to the public pool very often because I always end up being the one mom in the water, watching my 3 and ten additional kids that I've never met. It amazes me how easily other moms trust a stranger at the pool.
"It's OK, girl, you work on that tan and be thankful that I'm not a pedophile! Your bronze should definitely take precedence over the safety of your firstborn!"
Anyway, since we don't go very often I found it absolutely necessary to quiz my heathens before we made our appearance...
EVERYONE: NO PEEING IN THE POOL!
ME: (hysterical laughter) Yes. Most important rule of all. And?
MIA: No diving! No running!
MARLEE: No going in da deep end wiff out a n'udult!
ME: Right. No splashing anyone in the face either.
MIA: Yeah, no splashing anyone in the face!
MARLEE: Oh, and no licking anyone at da pool eitha!
MIA: Yes, Marlee - absolutely no licking anyone!
I don't remember ever seeing the 'No licking anyone' rule posted at the GC pool but it seems like a really good one to remember. More importantly, in what situation did I have to initiate a rule of 'No licking anyone'?! It obviously stuck with her.