Never Say 'Never' When It Comes to Getting Your Kids a Pool

Posted on January 27, 2014 – 04:43 am

by Aunt Becky June 28, 2012 at 9:16 AM in Big Kid Have I learned nothing from James Bond or The Biebs? I should never say "never, " because I always end up eating my words with a side of ketchup (never mayonnaise, because EW).

I'd told you guys about how I wasn't going to succumb to buying my kids a pool and blah blah blah I meant it. I really did.

Until I pulled out their plastic kiddie "pool" from the garage and took a look at it ...

Now, I knew I could easily rinse out the nests of spiders and the ratty weird looking white pods that probably contained the larva of equally oogly insects with no problem. I could even manage to work the hose so the kids could splash around in it.

I was all proud of myself until I brought the kids outside and they looked at it dubiously.

"What's ... this?" my eldest asked, genuinely curious.

"Why, " I said, my proud-parental voice on, "It's your SWIMMING POOL KIDS!"

They stared at me, open-mouthed.

It was then that I really examined the pool. While it wasn't broken or anything, it appeared to fit a thimble of water. There was no way my three children, who can't even fit in the bathtub together, could play in that pool, no matter how I tried to spin it.

"Ah, heh-heh-heh, " I sputtered like a broken record. "I meant, LET'S GET THE SPRINKLER OUT."

They ran off clamoring for the sprinkler as I stood there, gaping at the pool. How the hell had my kids gotten so big? When did they become such BIG people?

I didn't know. But I did know this: I was going to have to remedy the situation. And I did, in the form of a $30 inflatable pool from The Target Store.


Ultra frugal rainwater storage ideas

2009-08-13 20:37:55 by AZ_Dude

We got 2 inches of rain in the past 3 days, my storage system was full after the first inch.
I added another 560 gallons today for $0.00 I just dug out an old kiddie pool and filled it from my tanks. An 8 foot diameter x 18 inch pool holds a bit over 560 gallons.
This time of year it should be fairly easy to find someone that wants to get rid of theirs or you can probably get one at Walmart etc. for $5 to $10.
There are some problems with open storage like this, mosquitoes being the biggest. I plan on dumping a goldfish in there as soon as I see some wigglers

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