Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bee Pool

This summer we've been using the same $4 kiddie pool we used last year. The boys have been relatively content to just run in and out of the tiny pool, but to be honest I was a little jealous I couldn't get wet too!


We've been waiting and watching for the seasonal merchandise to go on sale so that we could buy something bigger and that would last another year or two. Sunday we snagged a sweet deal at Target and yesterday was the first time the boys got to play in their new "Bee Pool".

One aspect of the pool I hadn't considered is it's ability to teach my children natural consequences. Yesterday I repeatedly told the boys that if they got out they had to stay out for a few minutes before asking mommy for help back in. Any time one of the started to try to climb back in on their own I would repeat "No, no. You need to ask Mommy for help. You won't like it if you fall in." Most of the time the boys would then firmly plant both feet back on the ground and sign and/or say "help please".


Twice though Ty decided to be a rebel and do things his own way. And twice he ended up head first in the water and crying because it freaked him out. By yesterday afternoon he was quite good at always remembering to ask for help back into the pool!


7 comments:

RoseAnneH said...

Very cute, but how long will it be before Tyler gnaws his way through the wall?

Jennifer said...

I was thinking "oh my, I hope he isn't biting!"

That would ruin all the fun.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Isn't summer great? Have fun swimming!

breckholladay said...

The boys need to learn to do a front somersault into the pool. Just a matter of time........

brossettelewis said...

That is quite a big boy pool.

Charity Donovan said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! Your trips are adorable!!!! One question...can their grandparents tell them apart?!?!? 2 of my quads are identical & their own grandma can't even tell them apart & it makes me CRAZY!!!!

Helen said...

Thanks Charity! My parents do pretty well at telling them apart. The are on the blog and Facebook all the time studying pictures and they get out here quite often considering we're 2000 miles apart. We'll see how well they do this weekend though when I put the boys all in the same swim trunks ;)

I'm honestly not sure if my inlaws can tell them apart or not. We'll find out when they arrive in a couple of weeks!

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