Thursday, April 23, 2009

Slip-sliding away....

It's been super hot around these parts of town....on Tuesday, it was almost 96 degrees! The scary thing is that it's only April....I hope this isn't a taste of what's to come for summertime.

With it being so hot, it was time to break out the old water toys....the huge blow-up pool and the slip-n-slide. I got all nostalgic as I got the slip-n-slide set up for the kiddos, thinking back to the days where me, my sister and our friends would all gather together and take turns sliding down it.

There was the one time when I was wearing a hot little bikini and trying to show off in front of the 15-yr old boy I had a crush on....I got my running start and then threw my body onto the slip-n-slide, screaming with laughter. When I stood up and wiped the water from my eyes, I noticed everyone else was quiet and staring at me....or should I say, they were staring at my now-exposed boobs. Along with the warning on the box that says this toy is meant for kids ages 5-12, it should have also clearly stated that wearing a bikini while playing on the slip-n-slide is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

So getting back to Tuesday....the kids were squealing with excitement as the pool filled with ice cold water. Once the pool was filled, I attached the hose to the slip-n-slide and we had a blast!! Oh yes, I was sliding down that thing right along with the kids (but don't worry, I wore a one-piece bathing suit, Mama learned her lesson the hard way)...I probably looked like a complete ass to any of the neighbors who might have been watching out their windows but I didn't care. It was a hot day and I was having the best time with my kids. It totally made my day when Bella said, "Mommy, you're so much fun" and I said back to her, "Yeah, not so bad for someone whose life is almost over, eh?". She will never live that one down, I'm afraid.

Tim surprised us by coming home from work 30 minutes early but he refused to get in the pool or go down the slip-n-slide. The man does NOT know how to have fun. But the kids were at least able to convince him to hurl them down the slip-n-slide a couple times...and of course I grabbed the video camera because....say it with me, people....I recognize a good blogging opportunity when I see it. And yes, I'm fully aware that he was throwing them down the wrong end of the slip-n-slide and he was even forewarned about it but he assured me "it'll be fine". Oh, and sorry for my annoying voice in the background while I was video-ing (is that even a word?)....it's only 1-minute long so just deal, k?

18 comments:

kel said...

I am so jealous! I am itchin' for some warm weather! Looks like fun!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I am loving this!! I can't wait for summer! Our Country Club is having a pool party on Saturday, so we've got to bust out the suits!

I wear a tankini, something's got to cover up this 3-year old baby bump!

Tess said...

95 degrees? Wow, Im typing this with a warm jacket on outside, waiting for it to hit in the 70s. I love slip n slides. We have a couple since we seem to break them all the time.

Heather Happymaker said...

Hilarious! And I love the way you do it in your front yard, too.

Kim said...

I love your little boy just chillaxin' in the pool.

We've got slip 'n slides up here in Alaska, too. They're icy driveways with a bunch of mudpuddles at the end.

I like your version better.

The Mother said...

To play the party-pooper here, those things aren't really safe for adults. There have been some snapped necks. Not a fun day with the kids.

Just sayin'...

Mrs Cooper said...

Being tossed down the slip and slide, now that's a great Dad. The neighbors were watching cause they didn't know how to ask to join in LOL.

Kathy B! said...

This is adorable! Too much fun!! I'm glad you don't let thoughts of what other people think deter you from having fun... unleash the inner kidd-o!!!

Yaya said...

Fun! Could he throw me too?

Aim said...

I loved the slip n slide when I was a kid! How cool that you got to relive your youth, but without the losing your top part. :-)

MamaHen Em said...

Awww... I love the slip and slide. I almost KILLED myself playing on ours last summer!

twinmama said...

How fun! I loved slip n slides, too!

I cannot believe it is 96 degree where you live, that is amazing. I am antsy for consistent warm weather here in Ohio and it just hasn't happened. Tomorrow is supposed to be 80 degrees, so hopeful this means the weather has turned officially!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Hey, he threw them the wrong way on the slide.

wife.mom.nurse said...

just kidding

wife.mom.nurse said...

where is the footage of you at 15?

LOL

Jennifer said...

I'm freaking out! LOL! This is hilarious! I'm so afraid my husband will watch this and want to throw our kid around in the yard too! :-) ROTFL!

Creative Junkie said...

LOL about your boobs on the slip and slide!

I avoid wearing a bathing suit at all costs nowadays, especially when the words "slip" and "slide" are anywhere near me.

The mental pictures are just frightening.

The High Family said...

You are one brave mama. I haven't even bought a bathing suit in over 3 years. I was never a fan of bathing suits to begin with but since added weight and stretch marks from pregnancies, I definitely do not want to get in one now. I know I need to get over this. Especially because I could pass as albino with how freakin' pale I am!

Your hubby cracks me! Even after Bella almost hit the poles, he still threw another child! LOL Oh men!

Love your videos!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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