Ok, taking a little poll here: how many of you remember playing on a Slip N’ Slide back when you were a kid?
I sure do. Those things were crazy fun. I didn’t even know they still made them, but we spied one while waiting in a T.J.Maxx check-out line yesterday and it had to be ours. (Yes, we are exactly the kind of impulse buyers that those bulging check-out-line aisles are aimed at!)
We broke it out today, and it was just as much fun as I remembered. (And, interestingly enough, according to the box, was still made by the original manufacturer Wham-O who produced it back in the 70s.)
Ro went for perfect form, sliding over and over on her belly with arms and legs stretched tightly behind her. She kept screaming “this is AWESOME!!” as she ran back to the front of the line. Funny girl!
Ree preferred more of a Tom Cruise knee slide:
She did try out the traditional seal slide a few times (check out those arm muscles, the girls are both ripped from all that monkey-bar action!!!):
I didn’t touch belly, knees, toes, or anything else to that thing. It needed to be about 20-degrees hotter outside in my opinion. Brrrr.
Then we relaxed a little with frozen lemonade slushies. Double brrrr.
Nice day. Tomorrow the girls start swimming lessons again. They were doing great last summer, but the lessons ended abruptly when Ree broke her arm. Hopefully they’ll pick up right where they left off.