Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dear Pool Moms and Dads,

How are you? Say, you're looking fab in your swimsuit and cover-up! I know you were at the pool so that your kids could enjoy it on such a hot day which is a super good idea!! I had the very same plan! And here's another suggestion --- watch and/or (and I know this is a shocking thought) -- play with your kid at the pool! I like kids, I really do . . . or I wouldn't have had 3 myself. But, I really don't want to watch and play with your kid. I have my own little darling to keep an eye on, and I want to play with her. Oh sure, I'll play a little and encourage your child who keeps telling me to "watch this" and "throw that to me", but wouldn't YOU rather be the one having fun at the pool with YOUR kid!

And hey, you parents [Moms] standing there in the big pool, is a little splashing going to make you disappear or wreck your "do??" I can so relate as I have about the worst hair imaginable. If it gets wet -- watch out -- it's scary!! So, guess what -- I wear a hat at the pool and hide it (yes, I am brilliant, aren't I!). I am sorry that Maddy splashed you a little bit when she was practicing her swimming!! But excuse me, if you don't expect to get a little wet, get out of the pool. And please don't give my sweet girl a dirty look for splashing a teensy bit of water. She's doing what you're supposed to do in a swimming pool . . . swimming!!! Listen, when I got wacked on the side of the head with a pool diving stick thingy that was flying a bit erratically, did I get all pissy with the little girl that did it???? No, I did not. It didn't hurt, it just surprised me and she didn't mean to hit me with it (at least I don't think she did). Her Mom apologized up and down and I told her to forget about it, it was no big deal at all. So, the lesson to be learned today is -- have fun at the pool, expect to get wet and wear a hat if needed!! That's all now, let's go enjoy some lovely pool time, shall we!!

12 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are killing me Jan...the way you wrote this is hysterical

I totally agree with you, some people have a lot of nerve!

Sorry you had to deal with this why you were trying to do something fun with Maddy.....and she just looks adorable in that swim suit!

Hope you have a happy 4th!

Lisa

Shari said...

Funny!!! Maddy's little suit is so cute!! Hope you have some pool fun this weekend! Maybe those moms will get your message by then!

Jodee Leader said...

I am cracking up! More snooty moms at the pool?! I would be so disgusted too!

I love Maddy's suit. Is that from Children's Place?

Lisa said...

Amen sister!!!! I totally hear ya! Love Maddy's suit!

missy said...

You go girl!!! We have been spending so many days at the pool this summer and I feel the EXACT same way.

I love the way you so eloquently stated your feelings : )

Your girl is an absolute doll!

Kate said...

LOVE teh picture of Maddy....and....oh yeah....so with you on that one. You're right on the money! Let that pissy mom with perfect hair and glaring eyes just roll off your back. I DON'T know what some people are thinking...honestly....so aggrevating!!!

Lisa said...

I think those same moms live in my town too!

Kerry said...

You had me really laughing. You are so right. At the pool on Sat. a little wild unsupervised one pushed my little Maddie causing a pretty good bump on her head. I looked around and couldn't find a parent at all! I was so furious.

What are people thinking! UGG

Maddy looks so cute in her suit- hope your next visit to the pool is more peaceful.

Bridget said...

So funny and I couldn't agree more. We spend a lot of time in the baby pool and I feel like a lifeguard to all the kids of the cute mommy's who are talking to one another and drinking Starbuck's. By the way who drinks hot coffee at the hot pool?! If you don't want to get wet get out of the pool! Love Maddy's suit!

This is the story said...

Just catching up on your blog...love this post! Just got back from our first trip to the pool and I think it must be your pool too! :) Too funny.
Maddy's suit IS adorable!

Ronda said...

I found your blog through another and had to comment-first your daughter is adorable. My daughter is going to be 5 in Nov. so I love to "stalk" older children blogs. Second-I live in AZ, around pools all the time and literally cracked up reading this-most of my friends fit into this category and it annoys me. I think I might just have to copy your letter and post it at the pool!

Sharon said...

Wow, that is the cutest suit!! and on such a gorgeous girl!! Do they make those in BIG?? haha