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Ways to enjoy a swimming pool and ensure others do too (?) !!

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I decided although I like to wear the newest style clothing and hair, keep up to date with music and can tell you the latest Kardashian gossip with the best of them, there is still a hidden ‘old’ gene that surfaces every now and then. I think it was surfacing big time when I was sitting poolside at a resort and while I wrote this. πŸ™‚

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1. If mum is sitting on the pool edge in her pretty bikini, well styled hair and make up, don’t jump in the water there. Instead walk the 10 paces to the stranger who is also sitting poolside, also has perfect make up and hair and is enjoying her quiet time. Jump right in there, creating a splash that won’t splash far enough to wet your mum.
2. Signs don’t apply to men. Don’t let the ‘No Diving ‘sign take away your fun. To maximise your fun, ignore those empty spots poolside when choosing your spot to execute your dive. Choose less than 30 cms from the lady sitting quietly poolside relishing in the peaceful water gently lapping over her feet. Select the lady who is enjoying the fact that she no longer has to do the ‘watch the kids safety’. Step as close as you can, bomb into the water. If you really want it do it well stand up after the dive ( yes the water is only shallow) then do your most splashiest duck dive. Very impressive.
3. Children need to practise their swimming strokes every opportunity. You have invested many dollars in those lessons and where better to practise the fast feet kicking. The best method is to do it pushing out from the beach area of the pool. More often that not the beach swim out is only used by one or two people. They are sitting there using the area as it is designed, to sit in the water without disturbing others and enjoying the sun’s rays dancing on the soft water lapping around them. Sit back on your deck chair and bellow ( oops use soft tones) at your children, “Do It again!” “Go back to the edge and kick harder this time!” This will buy you time without the kids . Those sitting close by will enjoy watching your children have fun and listening to your exquisite instructions, not to mention being covered in water splash. Another suitable venue for this activity is near the swim up bar as well. All those drinks being carried away can be made more tasty with a good splash of chlorinated swimming water.
4. The lady staring out at the water , saying nothing, enjoying the vision of palm trees swaying , music of a solo guitar player singing ‘her’ music,is just waiting for you to bring your baby over to splash right up close, and not to mention you engaging in loud cute baby talk and yes, splashing. Nothing cuter than someone else’s baby in a baby float that keeps floating to her and knocking her legs. What fun would the empty area of the pool be for this activity? No , close range to another is the preferable place.

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5. Don’t just bring a float to the pool. Bring a huge ( decent size) float then ride it close to others floating in the water. Up close those floats look even more impressive as they glide past a face , pushing glasses from the face of the plastic float free person. Don’t bother with a verbal apology, no, respond with a simple splash wave as enjoy your hands help you paddle on.
6. Bring a decent size ball ( talking regular football size of course!) to the pool. Stand the person who is least likely to catch the ball near the person who is standing and / or floating in the pool carefree. Purposely ignore the empty expanses in the pool. Have the strongest tosser hurl that ball so it skims the water creating a perfect splash – yes in the face of unsuspecting swimmers. This can only be topped in greatness if the player who didn’t catch the ball does some hectic water thrashing to reach the ball.
Most of all, always have your interactive pool fun as far away as possible from the empty parts of the pool…and your mum. Choose an unsuspecting stranger instead. πŸ™‚

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Have you any other examples of where others involve you in their fun at the pool ?

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Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

7 thoughts on “Ways to enjoy a swimming pool and ensure others do too (?) !!

  1. I love this, I’m laughing so much I’m wheezing! I don’t think you have the ‘old’ gene. Sadly, the “respect yourself, respect others’ gene is obviously recessive, and is rapidly being bred out of the the human race!

  2. Actually I prefer your idea about the gene. I was living in fear that I would hear myself next saying ‘In my day……’ And I so don’t want to believe that of me . How big was that swan! I only wish I’d captured the blue whale the day before. I felt like Jonah being gobbled by the whale as the plastic one grazed past me :))

  3. Hahahaha, I think I would have vacated that pool area very quickly, sounds like a nightmare for everyone except the mummies:). When we were in Darwin many years ago, our holiday complex had two pools, one was covered with a shade sail, and one was not, so one was warmer than the other. School holidays did not coincide with our holidays, so we had two pools to ourselves.

    • Luckily we tended to arrive about an hour before the early pool people began leaving for lunch.. I think the funniest was when I was lying on the ‘beach sit area ‘ of the pool I thought as I was so close to an overhanging flowering plant I would be safe. But no, one child actually pushed the fern out of the way and then lept over me to belly flop in the pool. luckily I was in happy holiday mode hahaha.

  4. My kids like to splash me… lol. πŸ˜‰

  5. I like that your kids like to splash you ( better you than me hahahaha )

  6. Maybe there would have been less annoying kids at the beach πŸ˜‰

    Dont worry too much about the gene….it tends to recedes when you become a grandparent ;)))

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