Elizbeth's end of the year excursion to the city pool was today. The school is divided into two groups, one going in the morning and the other in the afternoon. It's been so hot (95-103 degrees) during the day that instead of the usual walk to the pool, each of the elementary schools paid bus drivers to take all the kids down. Thank goodness. That was going to be a miserable walk, with possible heat stroke. Not cool. Even though I opted to drive myself (I have a/c and comfortable seating in the minivan after all), I met up with Elizabeth's class at the school before they left. The hallways in the building all smelled like sunscreen. (Even I applied plenty. I didn't feel like burning myself again.)
Once our two hours in the pool was up, it was time to get dressed. I stayed with Elizabeth's class while Mrs. S ran back and forth between the restrooms trying to get everyone rounded up. Her class was so slow. We were one of the last ones to go get the school brown paper lunch bags in the park.
Next year, I will have three of the four kids going to the pool. I doubt I will be lucky enough to get them all together at once, so maybe I'll get to spend the whole day at the pool. Perhaps it will be a little cooler....?