Wow. I haven't had a summer like this since I was twelve. Since summer camp ended- we've spent every day at the pool, or the park, or someone's backyard. We pack our lunches in the morning, slather ourselves in sunscreen, and then go get dirty. REALLY DIRTY.
Today, I had to put the kids' bathing suits in the dryer when they napped. We spent all morning at a neighborhood pool, and then went to a backyard "messy day" birthday party for someone in our playgroup. This was the coolest party- their backyard was filled with a series of inflatable pools, watertables filled with coolwhip, a "bubble" station, a slip-n-slide and their play equipment. Annie's eyes almost popped out of her head when we first walked in.
I spent so much time in the pool this morning, that my fingers got all wrinkly and prune-like. They haven't felt like that for years. Four years ago, I would be in an air conditioned office, working on retail software. Four years ago, I wore makeup and cute clothes. I went out to lunch with friends every day. I had no idea what Gymboree, Crocs, Justin Roberts, or Yo Gabba Gabba was. I drove a Passat, and vowed to never own a mini-van. Times have changed, and with my wrinkly fingers- I grabbed my 2 sun-loving girls, and hugged them. Then I threw their dirty asses in the bathtub.