Sunday, May 8, 2011

Do you ever just have one of those days????

Yesterday was so frustrating. It all started when I had the brilliant idea of buying a swimming pool to entertain my kids while I got some things done around the house. Scott was working like he does most Saturdays so of course it was just me and the kids. We left the house around 12:30 and headed to target where we picked up an inflatable swimming pool, new hose and a swimming suit for Savanna. It was such a nice hot day finally and we were excited to enjoy the new swimming pool. We got home and proceeded to take the pool out of the box when I notice the hole that had to fit a pump instead of just being blown up with my mouth. Of course we didn't have one of those so that put a damper in the pool plan. I deciced to unroll the new hose and we could just play in the yard with the hose. As I went to hook the hose to the faucett I notice the handle was missing! I couldn't believe it. Since we moved here in December we didn't fully examine the outside of the house and didn't notice that there was no handle on the tap. Frustrated and hot I proceeded to the garage planning to just turn on the automatic sprinkler system. Have you guys ever looked at one of those??? I had no idea how to turn it on. Tired and annoyed I decided to pack the kids back into the car in there swimming suits of course to Walmart to buy a pump for the swimming pool and a handle for the broken faucet. We got to Walmart and walked around looking for a tap handle for a while with no luch of course. We found the pump pretty quickly and decided to go next door to Home Depot. We got to home depot found exactly what we were looking for and finally headed home... time now being 3:30. We got home and I took the handle out of the plastic bag and tried unsuccessfully to jam it into place. :( I decided at this point that we could blow up the pool and carry buckets of water from the house to fill up the pool. We pulled the pool completely out of the box and that's when I noticed all the many parts of the pool that you could blow up with your mouth. The bigger whole I had seen originally that I thought we needed a raft/matress pump for was in fact where the hose goes to shoot water out of the giraffe's mouth. We blew up the pool and I filled it wit h6 buckets of water, which made about an inch of water in the bottom of the pool and I was done. What a day! My great idea on how to detain the children while I cleaned the house had turned into an even bigger project than cleaning my house would have been without having to find something for my kids to do. To top it all off, Scott got home from Park City 45 minutes later and grabbed the tap handle shoved it into the whole and lo and behold water came pouring right out. Of course.
My "to do" list didn't get done all except my laundry but at the end when it was all said and done just seeing the kids playing in the pool and enjoying the sun for a couple hours in the late afternoon helped to change my feelings about the day. I love my kids so much and I'm happy that they chose me. I love how you can have the worst day ever and your kids can do one little thing and your attitude can completely change. I'm so grateful for my little ones and I don't know what we would do with out them. :)

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I am so jealous you have sunshine and warmth! Send spring my way!