There are so many reasons that I love the pool. This morning, the kids fought over where to sit, what spoons to use, what cereal to eat, whose day it was the pick the breakfast time show, what dolls to play with, who was allowed to play, someone was hitting someone so someone else pushed them back, etc. As soon as my coffee was finished, I packed a lunch and uttered the magic words that change my children from angry warriors to loving siblings, "let's get your swimsuits on". Those five little words are mood altering. I thickly apply sunscreen (to them mind you), grab our flip flops and towels, and we walk down to the pool. Very rarely is it crowded, we often see friends there, and for three or four magical hours my biggest complaint from them is that I didn't bring enough food (I'm learning that kids eat about three times as much food at the pool as they do at home). I love that we are away from the television. I love that my kids enjoy each other's company. I love that we are outdoors. I am not going to lie, I like getting a little color on my pale skin. I love that when we get home, we have a snack and a nap. I love how soundly the kids sleep at night. I love that we have no where else to be all summer. Meet us at the pool!