i love going swimming in the wintertime. blame it on my 4 years of varsity high school swim team (don’t get too impressed, we were a total joke and never won a meet), but when the weather cools down, i crave the pool. this morning, i suited both kids up, layered sweats and a bathrobe on top, and hopped in the car with the intention of taking a dip in a wonderful outdoor soaking pool nearby. it’s almost as warm as a hot tub – glorious. but it was CLOSED! something about regrouting. BOO. Em was really excited to go to the pool, so we tried pool #2, a bit of a drive. no luck – no open swim on wednesdays! finished with driving the kids all over town (and the baby in a not-so-absorbent swim diaper with lunchtime fast approaching), i tried to think of something to make up for this double disappointment. my mind went to…glow stick bath!
have you seen this on pinterest? it’s been all over lately. you crack open some leftover halloween glow sticks, toss them in the bath, and the kids go nuts. this was the first time i tried it, and both kids LOVED it. i let them both wear their swimsuits in there (i remember it was fun when my mom let us do that), and they stayed in longer than they would have swam! we don’t have a window in our bathroom, so it worked even in the daytime.
pinterest saves the day!