...gone are the days of throwing a towel, some sunscreen, a bottle of water, and a trashy magazine into a bag and dashing off to the pool.
Here to stay are the days of prepping. Swimmer diaper. Swim trunks and swim top. Sunscreen SPF 4,000. Sun hat and swim shoes. Clean diaper and clothes. Pool toys and lunch. Sippy cups and pacifiers for the meltdowns. Good friends who need to update their blog who are better prepared than you and don't laugh when you ask, "What do you do with him now?"
I definitely didn't thank my mother enough.
(And yes, questionable as to whether or not the entire experience was worth it since this was his expression most of the time there).