This summer has been unusually hot. Ever since we got back from vacation the heat hasn't seemed to let up. I am lucky if I survive a walk with a quick stop at the park swings with Tatum, because being outside has just felt so miserable. But if I can't be outside what am I supposed to do?! Beats me. I struggled with this for several weeks. It just seemed like Tatum and I were greatly limited because there weren't too many outdoor activities that sounded appealing. Some days sure seemed to drag by. Finally my dad suggested I buy a pool for the backyard and try to start little baby "swim lessons" with Tatum. Really just for something to do, not because we actually thought Tatum would learn to swim. The next week I found a little blow up pool on clearance since it is getting to be the end of the season. It is big enough that I could sit in it with her, but there certainly won't be any swimming going on for either of us by any stretch of the imagination.
We have actually only used it once so far. Tatum wasn't sure she liked it at first. I think the water was too chilly. But she got used to it and enjoyed it. It's really just like taking a bath for her, but outside and not naked haha.
Next up was the indoor pool. At first the water felt so warm but after the first five minutes I think it felt a lot colder than outside.