October 25, 2009

Swimming, snacks, and sea monsters

Last night, Art told me October makes her think of warm soup, warm sweaters, and nights curled up in a blanket watching movies or reading a good book. Apparently, to Husband, October means swimming. Burrrrr.

He had yesterday off, a rarity in our world, so we took the FarmHands to the closest YMCA to spend some family time in the indoor pool. I know that room was heated & I know the water is heated...but it was COLD! Bitsy & I didn't last long, about 45 minutes. Husband & the older FarmHands made it about an hour & a half before they gave in & hit the (very warm) showers. In fact, we had to almost drag BabyGirl out of the pool, but I don't think her internal thermostat works properly. Maybe we should take her to see Inkling's pediatrician.......

After swimming, the FarmHands wanted, of all things, ice cream. They aren't quite right, our children. Instead of hitting up the DQ drive-thru, we decided to make a treat run to the grocery. It worked out nicely because we were at a store in a town we rarely go to. If we'd have been at our normal haunt, I would never ever hear the end of the things they'll need from now on.

We bought them all the junk we never let them get on a normal trip to the store. I got a plate lunch from the deli, the kids got a dozen assorted donuts. I got a Pepsi, they got individual bottles of milk. I picked up tortillas, they got a giant bag of assorted pouches of chips. We also came out with a package of iced sugar cookies from the bakery, a gallon of apple cider, banana twin pops, and dreamsicles. B.B. kept announcing, "I love this grocery store! We should come here more of the time! They have great things at this grocery store!" Little does he know, they have all the same stuff at Wal-Mart, I just never buy them....at least not in these quantities.

They had a wonderful time & were completely sugar shocked by bed time. They slept well, so I'm considering making this a weekly ritual....then again, maybe not.


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Grace said...

We have a Y membership, so we're there all year round. We go at least twice a week. My kiddos will jump in and stay in for hours if we let them. I, on the other hand, just can't get past the fact that it's cold outside and it's just not right to be in a pool...even if it is 110 degrees in there and the water's heated!! BRRRR!

carol said...

You look like a fun family