We recently bought a kiddie pool for the backyard, so that the girls would be able to do SOMETHING outside in this heat. It's a good thing, a NECESSARY thing, to be able to send them out for some fun (and to get them out of the house) without them roasting to death in our oven of a backyard. I simply can't stand having my kids running around the house all. day. long. It's too much craziness for me-- they're kids, and they need to expend some energy, but I'd prefer they not do it inside! However, I have a love/hate relationship with kiddie pools... yes, they're great for keeping the kids entertained, but they are also a huge PAIN. The water gets so dirty so quickly, the sides start to form algae... you get the picture. And then Mommy has to empty all the water out (usually using a bucket since it's too heavy to dump), hose the whole thing off, and refill it again. Not my favorite thing to have to spend time doing.
Anyway, this morning the pool had reached that point and I hadn't yet gotten around to cleaning it out. Emma and Annabelle were, of course, wanting to go swimming today, and they were asking me every five minutes when their pool would be ready for them again. I finally told them I would get to it when I get to it and would you PLEASE stop bugging me about it, thankyouverymuch.
And Emma, who is always ready with a response, came back with this:
"But Mommy, you SAID that we could go swimming EVERY SINGLE DAY, so we don't make you go insane."
oops... did I say that out loud?
this girl, she knows me well. :)