It’s Day 353 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I spent an awesome day at The Beach Water Park with my kiddos. My Swan Sister, Kibby, extended her Memorial Day weekend and invited me yesterday to join her at a favorite Girls’ Day Out hangout. Originally her daughter was going to join us, so I asked if Liv and Levi could, too. Totally fine with the idea, the issue was the threat of thunderstorms. We planned to go unless the storm came early, in which case we’d have to take a rain check – literally. I woke up this morning to an overcast sky, and by the time we’d make our second trip to exchange the bikini bottoms we spent hours finding yesterday and picked up discounted admission tickets at Kroger, a light rain fell. Somewhat concerned we’d get rained out, we met Kibby (her daughter opted out because of the iffy weather) entered the park and set up camp for what we hoped would be a pleasant day in the sun. Thankfully, the skies cleared and we ended up with a hot, sunny day at The Beach Water Park.
According to staff, the park was a madhouse yesterday, however, with most people back at work today, we got to enjoy the food, lazy river, pools and waterslides with minimal wait time. My children made their love for me evident by carrying my heavy pool bag, prohibiting me from overspending on them, protecting me from being swept away in the wave pool, ensuring I used my inhaler when winded, and expressing thanks for the day. And they were courteous and helpful to Kibby, too and made sure she didn’t get drenched under the water fall as she drifted along the lazy river. Our day ended as the lifeguard blew her whistle signaliging close time. We were the last ones out of the park.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Mom, I love having fun with my children. When we all learn things, it’s even better. Rather than getting defensive, Liv stated “Lesson learned,” when I reminded her that I’d urged her to try on the bikini bottoms before buying. Levi was born swimming; floating, not so much! For some reason, his legs sink! With Liv’s assistance we worked with him all day and he acknowledged his floating skills were better by the end of the day than they were at the start. And I learned that the bond between me and my babies is as strong as ever – a chord of three that is not easily broken…School ended last week, and today was a great way to kick off summer. With lots of love and lessons learned during our day at The Beach Water Park.
With so many new attractions and devices that entertain us in the comfort of our own homes, how are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about taking advantage of less frequented destinations in your area? Great for family gatherings, parties and even workplace team building days or retreats, etc. They can provide nostalgic experiences and yield new ones as well.
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach