Like the inflatable swimming pool I bought for Cohen last week. The big one that looks like a dragon and comes complete with a little sprinkler. I just knew Cohen would love it.
I had to wait 5 whole days for our schedule to open long enough for me to justify blowing up the pool and plunking my son in it. I was so excited to see him have fun in his new pool. So excited.
Fail. He hated it.
I think the water was just too cold for him. Whatever the reason, he did not like his pool and jumped out quicker than I've ever seen him move before.
So he spent the next few minutes working out the chills. And Travis couldn't have been more happy that his boy would rather do yard work than play in his pool. We'll teach him how to operate the riding lawn mower next summer :)
After some splashing and dancing in the pool, I managed to get him to give the pool another chance. He loves playing in water and is always trying to climb into his water table, so I just know that if the water had been just a bit warmer, he'd have been in there all evening. Next time, I'll fill the pool earlier in the day and let the sun warm it up a little.
I just realized that I never posted about the water table. I guess now's as good a time as any. My mom picked up the table about a month ago, and Cohen is crazy obsessed with it -- to the point that he has learned how to crawl through the doggy door to get outside and play in the water. It is the ultimate summer toy.
Nothing thrills him more than drinking the water and splashing it around. Unless there's someone he can splash with water -- that's the ultimate fun.
Back when we kept the babies, I'd put the bigger one out on the patio with us, and those two boys would belly laugh at all the water splashing around.