The other day I took my kids to a local swim center. This facility is awesome since it has an outside section with a lazy river, two areas which have small water slides, water guns, buckets, a pool, and an inside section as well.
This year the pool added big water slides – you know the kind – where you have to be 48 inches tall to slide down. They looked really awesome and my boys had a great time going down them for hours.
I, meanwhile, hung with my six year old who will, unfortunately, probably be 17 before she hits the 48 inches mark. Thankfully, she didn’t mind since she was having a wonderful time on the smaller water slides and the lazy river.
At one point my 10 year old came over to me and said, “Mom you should go on the water slides. They are so much fun.”
“Yes, they do look fun but I don’t think I can go down today.”
Here was what I was thinking when I said no to the slides:
- 1. I have a strapless suit on and I really don’t want my top to slide down.
- 2. Caroline is not tall enough to go down the slide so I don’t want to leave her.
Let me tell you what wasn’t my concern but what my 10 year old must have thought as to why I turned down this water slide opportunity.
“Mom, you can go. I looked and the weight limit says 300 pounds so you should be able to go.”
“Well thank you for checking on that son but my answer is still no today.”
I mean, really.
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