Cub just turned 4 and is my easy-going child.
He loves the water and thanks to his puddle jumper, he can go all over the pool without any problems. I love those things so much I’m practically a puddle jumper pusher and should get commission from them.
He can make friends easily or just have a blast swimming around by himself.
We were the only people at the pool for a while and then a few other kids his age showed up: it was a pretty low-key day.
And so I was able to lounge in a chair by the pool, read a book, sip some sweet tea, and relax.
Of course, I always kept Cub visible out of the corner of my eye.
No napping poolside or ignoring what was happening in the water.
But it was still so unbelievably easy.
Not the chaos of watching three where I usually have to either sit on the edge of the pool or even be in the water.
No 1-2-3 headcount over and over.
No having to call for each of them the whole time.
Or break up any sort of fight.
Pool time was actually relaxing.
I kept thinking I was being punked or something.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all three of my boys and I’m used to the chaos they can cause.
But every once in a while, a peaceful day is appreciated!
For those of you who have more than one child, do you notice a huge difference in those times when you get that one-on-one time?