10 Things I’ve Learned This Summer (already)

10 Things I’ve Learned This Summer… even though it hasn’t officially begun… already.

1. It’s probably time to just buy new shorts for Henry — poor little guy shouldn’t have to wear 3T’s or shorts that William wore 5 years ago.

2. Boys like to splash in the pool – even when you tell them repeatedly NOT TO SPLASH… they will splash.

3. My own sons now ask me for sunblock. That I love.

4. Pool time DOES get easier as the boys get older. I’ll never forget 2 years ago… post c-section running around the pool after a 3, 2 and 1 year old – I never thought it could get ANY easier.

5. Matching suits with multiple boys is key. I have the boys in these obnoxious, bright-as-can-be striped suits so I can keep my eyes on them.

6. William was only interested in tennis lessons when he found out it’s all about hitting a ball as hard as you can over a net. As he said, “Kind of like baseball, Mom.” (Well… kind of…)

7. That my sons get just excited about heading to the pool or beach as I did as a child.

8. That I should have continued my morning workouts…

9. I learned about Silly Bandz are…

10. My son wanted to join the swim team (in the same pool I was first on a swim team in)… made my heart go pitter patter…

10 Things I’ve Learned This Summer (already) was last modified: June 16th, 2010 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. I love the matching bathing suits idea. I have a friend with four boys about as close as yours but now they are 14, 13, 12, 10. I asked her how she kept socks straight. She uses a dot system. One dot for the oldest four for the youngest. Everytime she passes something down, she adds a dot. Mom genius!

    Your post brought back a lot of memories. My kids are old enough to go to the pool by themselves. I’m kind of happy I don’t have to worry about buying new bathing suits each year 🙂

10 Things I’ve Learned This Summer (already) was last modified: June 16th, 2010 by Audrey McClelland