Is it hot in your neck of the woods?
Good Lawd but it’s been a scorcher lately. And us Northwesterners aren’t really equipped to handle skin-sizzling heat. Our delicate dermis is screaming in protest at unrecognized UV rays, sweat-inducing temperatures and the generous slathering of sunscreen (applied in the hope of saving our top layer from aging 75 years and then sloughing off our bodies in sheets of decay. Lovely, no?)
In past summers the hubs and I have attempted to counter attack the heat with a baby pool.
And it worked. Until the kids gained 5 pounds. So we had to upgrade.
Against my better judgment (which admittedly screamed a vehement “NO!” at hub’s suggestions for the bigger pool) I’d say it’s a hit. The kid’s have been swimming their little buns off for the second summer now and I’ve been enjoying a leisurely lounge next to the water.
And obviously no summer fun would be complete without terrifying the younger set.
Now for the deets: here’s the inflatable lifesaver, the Intex 8 Foot Pool**. We picked ours up locally but noticed a little late (read: after the set-up that nearly resulted in me inflicting physical harm on micro-manager hub’s person) that we could have picked up this little baby cheaper on Amazon. Oh, well. As much as I like to save a buck there is NO way I will be packing up the pool after all the blood, sweat and curse words we shed to set it up. I should note: set up’s a breeze. Micromanaging Type A partners…not so much.
** Disclosure: This is an affiliate link which means I can make a chunk of change from purchases if you click through. Don’t love doing that? No worries! Head on over to Amazon.com (not an affiliate link) and check out the pool options!