6 Kids at the Pool

So the other day I took 6 kids to the pool by myself.

I know, breath a moment, and take that in.

Now this wasn’t any ordinary pool either.

It was a 50 meter pool, with a separate shallow end, and a separate kids pool.

A bit stressful keeping tabs on everyone as they swam with their buddy.

3 were mine, 3 were friends

11 yr old, 11 yr old, 8 yr old, 7 yr old, 5 yr old, and a 4 yr old.


Putting sunscreen on 6 children – awful and long

Seeing friends go down the water slide with huge smiles – delightful

Having the lifeguard tell my daughter to stop climbing up the water slide – not surprising

Having my 4 year old go off the diving board – exciting

Treading water while holding the 4 year old and 5 year old in the deep end – hard

Watching boys race each other in the water – amusing

Losing two pair of NEW goggles – frustrating

Everyone getting out of the pool when I asked – miracle

Arrive home & eating a piece of cake before dinner while hiding in pantry – well deserved.

3 thoughts on “6 Kids at the Pool

  1. You are a brave lady but if anyone can do it, you can. At least they have lifeguards that are alert and I can see Caroline and the life-guard having a “dialogue”. ” But, my mommy said I could do it. ” (fib) Thank heavens the boys can swim well, it makes life easier. ( last week at the club one of our lifeguards actually got in the pool during a time when the pool was overflowing with kids….luckily, caught by the club manager.)

  2. Wow you are very brave. I’m impressed!! Sounds like it was a fun day for the kids; exhausting day for you!

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