Take one determined pregnant lady, an inflatable pool purchased on a hot day and a whole lotta water and what do you get? Well, you get (as my husband has dubbed it) Backyard Party Pool time!
I’m not sure when I decided to chuck my dignity out the back door* and blow this thing up, but I’m pretty sure the determining factor was an unrelenting heat wave that’s hit in recent days coupled with the fact that, as much as I wish this wasn’t true, none of my friends own a swimming pool for me to live in this summer. (One of my best girlfriends in high school, Sheila, had an AMAZING swimming pool. Come June, her house was THE house to be while growing up.)
When I told Nick about my plans for an H20 compromise, he laughed and thought I was joking. (His next question: “But isn’t it going to kill the grass in our backyard?” My response: “I think this drought will take care of that. Oh, and do I need to remind you I’m pregnant? Pregnant wives always win.“) :) . But then, after a long bike ride with his dad on Sunday, he ended up being game for a nice little backyard soak himself before all was said and done.
Now I’m hoping to get my money’s worth (a whopping $40) and bust this toy out a few more times in the hot weeks yet to come. As you can clearly tell from this photo, along with cooling off, this (white) girl also needs to soak up some sun!
*Speaking of dignity, if the act of BUYING the pool wasn’t enough to throw it out the window, photographing myself IN it (in a maternity bathing suit no less) has pretty much erased any remaining shred left!