Scary stories from a lovely place
We took Silas swimming on Sunday to the free pool at Roosevelt Park. It’s a great spot. It’s free, the water is warm, there’s a responsible lifeguard, grass, shade and clean toilets.
The pool was busy but not packed. There were lots of kids trying to drown each other and boys giving each other wedgies. One of the bigger boys was too rough and ripped another boys swimmers. At this point the lifeguard intervened and told him “you don’t undress other boys”. The kid shrugged and tried to act innocent while brandishing handfuls of torn lycra. No one was convinced.
Silas loved it. He’s been swimming quite a lot so has no fear of the water. He laughed a lot when one of us went under water and came back up right in front of his face. It also wore him out nicely so that he had one of the best sleeps ever on Sunday night. I then planned to take him every day. Alas the perfect weather had other plans and it has been raining since.