Max loved the water in Florida… the pool, the ocean (OK, the Gulf) or the bathtub. We took right to all of those places like, well, a fish to water! Upon further consideration, however, I realized that all of those bodies of water have something in common… they're all toasty warm!
Our pool at home isn't nearly that warm, so I wondered what would happen if we stuck Max in water that was more the usual temperature he can expect…
The weather this weekend was the perfect excuse to break out his new Splash & Play Mat, which we got him for his birthday… temps in the high 90s and a free afternoon? Perfectamundo!
I love this little toy! It only takes a few minutes to get ready, since it's only an inch or 2 deep, and it kept working after we turned off the hose! (The water pressure from the hose is what keeps the side inflated; turning off the hose killed the sprinkler part and some water leaked out, but it left enough for our purposes!
The water was certainly chilly! I was only in it up to my ankles, but it felt SOOOOO good on this hot hot day! Max, just like his previous water experiences, took right to it!
We're preparing for his baptism in a couple of weeks, and one of the discussion questions for the prep class is “How does your child react to water?” Well, I think this answers that! Austin, I don't think Max will be too much of a challenge for you! LOL
We had a great time splashing around in the water, and the lawm got a bonus watering! It's a win-win! We finally had to get out when Max kept spraying himself in the face… he'd crawl over the edge of the pool, so his hands covered the sprayers, and when he moved his hand he'd get the stream of water right in his face! It happened 3 times and then he was DONE… but I certainly think we'll get our money's worth out of this pool this summer!