I’m giving away our new favorite book – Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten here.
I have a new giveaway up for a Monopoly board game here.
Today, we spent the majority of the day at the pool. It’s amazing to me to watch how the wee ones have become so comfortable in the water, no matter how often we swim. Mister Man is no longer the only one in the family who can swim 25 meters unaided, and I think Little Miss is actually a faster swimmer than him now – though he has better form.
Although we were there for almost the whole day, there were times that not all of us were at the pool at the same time. At one point, my mom, the wee ones, my husband, and I were in the pool near the edge. I was playing “bally-ball” with Little Miss (her version of volleyball with a beach ball) while Mister Man was spraying my mom with water from his noodle.
Since it was such a gorgeous day, we weren’t the only ones at the pool. It was crowded with all sorts of other people – and some of them are friendlier than others.
One in particular was rather enjoying a conversation with my mom. The near Speedo’d older man had a gold hoop in one ear and other gold jewelry affectations. He had a tattoo on his wrist and was holding a cup of beer in his hand as he shamelessly flirted with my mom.
My mom, of course, was quite polite to him and one could accuse her of flirting, too. Because that’s just how she is. I suppressed a grin, internally enjoying the scene while I once again fetched a ball volleyed a little too far behind me.
My husband swam over to us and said – a little too loudly – Hey, Mister Man, do you suppose that Grandpa will be joining us soon?
Wow, was it amazing how fast the near Speedo’d dude got out of the pool and went elsewhere. My husband and I looked at each other and burst out laughing.
Awhile later, I asked my mom about him. Mom, did you notice how quickly the guy who was flirting with you got out of the water once Husband mentioned the word “Grandpa?”
What guy who was flirting with me?
Ummm the one who was wearing the almost Speedo and talking to you with the beer in his hand? You know – with the really cool gold hoop earring?
She just looked at me blankly. She had no idea anyone was flirting with her. None whatsoever.
Lucky for her, if anything ever were to happen to my dad, she’s still got it. She may not recognize it, but she’s got it!