This awesome slide/pool is our "pool" for the summer. It's also where we spent the better part of our weekend, officially kicking off summer. It's a huge pain to put away, but it's so fun, and the kids love it...so it's worth it. Technically, you are supposed to put it away every day. Since that's a HUGE pain, we left it in the yard all weekend. What's the big deal, right? Well, I think I know part of that big deal. While we did our best to drain it at the end of each day, yesterday when we went to play in it, some disgusting frogs had decided to claim it as their own.
Of course, yesterday was the first day my husband, and our home's official critter wrangler, wasn't around. This meant that it was up to my niece and I to save the "pool" so that all of us girls could go play. Problem is, we have huge fears when it comes to frogs. While I usually try really hard to put on a brave face for my girls, I just couldn't do it. I did go inside and put on what are now being called, "Mommy's brave boots." They weren't really "brave" boots, as much as they were "please don't let that frog land on my foot" boots. I'd like to say I saved the day, but I didn't. My niece did...without brave boots. Let's just say, those frogs set the tone of fear for the rest of the day.
At one point the littlest princess of the bunch was done. I decided to take her in for a bath leaving my niece and the 4 year old princess to play. Not moments later, they were standing in the bathroom frightened. My niece was convinced she heard a rattlesnake. Three times she heard it rattle in fact, so she grabbed my girl and ran. Terrified as I was, I was grateful everyone was safe. Yet, somebody still had to go outside and get all of the stuff, and power down the "pool." Longest story made much shorter, I put my brave boots back on, grabbed a mop to defend myself, and headed back to the yard of danger. Out there, I ever so carefully grabbed all of our stuff...then I heard it. Loud and clear...rattling? No. The chirp of a cicada? Yes. The yard of danger held us hostage. Our attackers? Bugs and frogs. Needless to say, our "pool" day was over. Too much drama for me.
How did we unwind after all of that? With cake pops of course! When we weren't in the "pool" this weekend, we were cake popping it up! Below are some of the little cuties...
Believe it or not, one of these little wonders can actually take the edge off, and help one forget about all the fears and anxieties a yard can bring you. Anyone in the area wanting one of these, let me know. I've got a fridge full...red velvet and funfetti.
Hope you had a relaxing, stress-free day yesterday!