Ben took them all to the last day of the pool while I cleaned the house and shopped for Cooper's bday presents, in my swimsuit. The plan was that I would switch with ben at the pool when I was done so he could run home and do some housework and meet us back at the pool for a huge pizza party he organized at the day's end.
Instead, I showed up to a raging drunkfest and a totally tipsy husband. And I was so damn pissy about it. I didn't want to drink because I had to exercise and do a bunch of work after bedtime, but everyone was all slurry and sitting with their back to the pool. The kids had an awesome time, obviously, but I made everyone go home, no pizza. Just cereal and bitching at each other. I AM THE BEST.
I am so sad we missed the pool's last 2 hours, but I didn't want to be the only sober person there over the legal drinking age. Gah. I hate when I get in those moods, especially because I am never self aware enough to stop being an asshole.
But. The kids and Ben had 3 pool hours where Ben and friends pulled a table up to the lifegaurd chair so they could play euchre while Ben watched the kids play, where the kids ate pretzels and ice cream all day, where Dorothy took a nap in a pool chair still wearing her floaties, and everyone drank all the rest of the beer from the snack shack. In any other mood, I would have taken in the scene and walked across the parking lot to the golf course bar for a double mandarin and soda and joined in the fun, told Ben not to go home and clean, fed the kids more ice cream because they were a little crabby, and worried about the dirty basement later. All the kids danced poolside and then jumped in the water one more time when the pool closed, and everyone's FB pics of this event totally bummed me out. PMS sucks.
But we had a totally great weekend besides that.
We took a road trip to Des Moines to see my grandma and my aunt and uncles and cousins and had a total blast.
Before we left town, I took Dorothy to the mall to replace a necklace she broke at our school cook out. She was so excited to find that a place like Claire's exists, and we got an Elsa necklace and bracelet and an Anna one, natch.