Pool Buddy

I love being in and around water. Every morning, in the summertime, I jump in our pool and do my morning exercises. I swim laps, do jumping jacks, leg lifts, and jog around the shallow end of the pool…. However, I also love spending time just playing in the pool. So I couldn’t be happier that our granddaughter, Alex, who is visiting us from Colorado loves playing in the pool too! Ā I have never been one of those grandmothers to just sit on the side and watch their grandchildren have fun… No, not me… if they ask me to play with them I won’t hesitate one minute especially if water is involved… šŸ™‚

I bought some pool rafts in anticipation of Alex’s visit, hoping she would say she wanted me to go play in the pool with her… Obviously, if you are going to play on a pool raft… you have to first climb up on the raft and stay there without falling off… Alex jumped right in the pool and hopped right up on her raft the very first try… Hey, she’s 18 and very limber… me… not so much. šŸ™‚

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Alex had a real fun time watching me trying to get up on my raft.

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After several attempts I gave the big thumbs up that I made it. Yeah me! šŸ™‚

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Once on the raft, the next order of business was to paddle over to Alex so we could actually hold on to each other’s raft and float around and chat about anything and everything. We had a lot of grandma/granddaughter bonding time to catch up on.

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Once I reached Alex, and caught on to her raft, I realized we were not facing the right way and we needed to get turned around so we would be head to head so we could chat better….

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Finally, after a lOT of maneuvering…, I was able to get turned around so Alex and I were head to head. Alex had fun watching me trying to accomplish that too. Suddenly, I realized that I seemed to be the only one making all the difficult moves to get us in the right position to chat… I found out it’s all about who ever gets up on their raft first stays put and the other one has to keep trying to get in the right spot… I guess I’ll have to keep practicing that first leap to get on the raft on the first try… šŸ™‚

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In the end, it didn’t matter which way we were facing, Alex and I floated all around the pool laughing and chatting the evening away. What a great pool buddy she is!

Stay Tuned!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 16:58:03

    What a wonderful time bonding! You are such the grandmother role model!!! xoxo MORE!

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 10, 2014 @ 17:10:52

      Thanks frissy. Since most of my grandchildren live out of state I don’t get to see them as often as I would like. So when I do get the chance I love spending time bonding with them. XoXo MORE!!!

      Reply

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