Community Pool {Summer Bucket List}

Our neighborhood boasts a lovely community pool with a kiddie pool that we rarely use. Other moms have invited us to join them several times, and I’ve politely declined each invitation.  Taking four small children near water is terrifying and I’m only comfortable if we have a 2:1 child to adult ratio. The few times we’ve taken the quads swimming in larger pools, puddle jumpers were a piece of mind, but even with them the quads need very close supervision until they are strong swimmers.

George had a week off from work, which was the ideal time for us to visit our community kiddie pool.  Because the water is 12 inches deep in the kiddie pool we didn’t use puddle jumpers.  We had the place to ourselves making supervision MUCH easier.  This outing reminded me why we are extremely cautious around water.  Three of four kids lost their footing in the shallow water and went face down.  We were always close enough to perform a rescue, but it scared me nonetheless.  I think it helped the quads maintain a healthy fear of the water. Even though I’m gaining confidence taking the quads places myself, swimming is not an activity I plan to do solo anytime soon.



The quads had a blast filling their watering cans then pouring them repeatedly

community pool

Rylin spent most of our visit scowling in a lounge chair, and therefore she was never photographed in the water.  Fearless Sydney was the only brave soul willing to stand under the mushroom.

community pool

I’m glad we used our community pool at least once this summer, but I’m not sure we will go back until next year.  I was on edge the entire time.

  1. Movies
  2. Sea Life Aquarium
  3. Train ride
  4. Fire station tour
  5. Library story time
  6. Sprayground
  7. Zoo
  8. Bahama Buck’s
  9. Frozen yogurt
  10. Community pool
  11. Grill dinner outside
  12. Water Table
  13. Inflatable Pool
  14. Sprinklers
  15. Ice Cream
  16. Indoor playgrounds
  17. Lee’s Grilled Cheese
  18. Blow bubbles
  19. Chalk drawings
  20. Board games
  21. Play dates
  22. Summer Reading Club
  23. Dance classes
  24. Fireworks
  25. Sleep over with grandparents
  26. Nature Walks
  27. Bounce house
  28. Popsicles
  29. S’mores
  30. Sparklers
  31. Water pistol duels



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2 thoughts on “Community Pool {Summer Bucket List}

  1. What a cool pool. I have been there with the kiddie pool and Bailey going head first under water. It is so scary. I agree it is important for the kids to have a healthy fear of the water.


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