As previously mentioned, Trevor and I have been hit with some nasty sinus issues. We both got appointments with our respective doctors today, and we both got Z-Paks. Very romantique, no? This is the hope I need that the gross yuck will be leaving S. Ashland Ave. soon.
Today was a pretty good day. I took the kids to the Y, and they hung out in the Kids' Corner with their buddy Eli while his mom and I did our exercise things. All of the kids did well and there were no tears: I may have to rent Eli for the summer so I can continue to get to the Y on non-sitter days. After the Kids' Corner stint, we all went to the pool for lunch and fun in the 95 degree heat. Going to the pool necessitated a huge packing job at home before we left. I spent the morning filling bags with towels, the kids' swimsuits, my swimsuit, extra clothes for everyone, swim diapers, regular diapers, wipes, lunch, snacks, drinks, my sweet Olivia Newton-John-esque sweatband, and my Ipod. Getting ready for an activity or event is sometimes an all-day job. Lottie and Eli hung out with Elizabeth, Eli's mom, in the "deep" end of the pool. It's actually not deep at all; Lottie and Eli could both stand up with half of their chests above the water. I really think Lottie would have stayed in the pool until sundown had I let her; that girl loves to swim. Dallas chose to hang out with me at the edge of the zero-entry pool, and by hang with me, I mean sit on my lap while I sat in the pool. The kid is like a spider monkey in a Little Swimmers diaper. He did get brave after about 90 minutes and wade into chest-deep water. Then he wanted me to hold him. I tried to explain that my shoulder couldn't really handle hefting an extra 38 pounds or so, but he didn't seem to get it. All in all, it was a good time with good friends. I hope that spending some time in the pool today will encourage Dallas to give swim lessons a try when we start on Saturday.