Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer's Here: Arrrrrrrggggggghhh!

Now that everyone's home, we're starting the Summer Cycle in Scribeland. Pool. Lunch. Pool. Errands. Pool. More pool. La Piscina.

The summer splashdown is here, for everyone but Mom, who has 2 more days of school left. Time to find the lifeguard suits, check the googles for leaks, make sure we've got a little bit of SPF 8 or higher hanging around the house.

Both girls have been competitive swimmers most of their young lives. I was ruminating the other day, & actually came up with some pretty impressive data. Ella Numera Una started splashing competitively the Summer of the Broken Jaw. That would be make this her 16th summer at Ye Olde Swimming Hole.

She's been a swimmer, a lifeguard, a coach, a manager, a group & private swim lesson instructor. If this weren't a community pool, I supposed she'd be in line to be the Club CEO sometime soon.

Then there's the matter of Ella Numera Dos. She started competing the summer when she was 4. She's an August baby, so that means the numbers are in her favor every summer season. Although she goes to school with kids her age, she's always swum with those one year younger. That can be quite an advantage when you're talking about a sport where seconds make the difference.

Part of the fun of summer swim season is the team spirt. This involves skits, dressing up, cookouts, potlucks &, of course, the weekly Saturday morning meet. Although our team is the Cardinals, the kids adopted a pirate theme several years ago. And now that Ella Numera Dos is a coach, she's going to be able to lead the quasi-intricate-and super silly-pirate cheers that have been crafted over several seasons.

So, here's to summer. Hope you put a little Arrrrrrggggggghhh! in yours!


Magaly Guerrero said...

Stopping by from SITS, to leave you some comment love ;)

Arrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhh! I love pirates!!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Nothing wrong with silly pirate songs! Avast me matey!

Em said...

That's so cool that she's now the coach. I can totally see the Cardinal/Pirate connection - red? Right?

Sorry you're still in school!!!

Cammie said...

ohhhhh how I wish I could be at the pool all day this summer! Sigh! Only on the weekends!
Thanks for popping by on my SITS day!

Lynda said...

Love the swim teams - big fun!

Marrdy said...

Very fun!! Did you know that you can talk in Pirate on Facebook? I hear it's true.

Tara R. said...

We had our annual Pirate celebration (Billy Bowlegs Festival). A weekend of drunken debauchery. Your costumes would have been perfect.

Enjoy the pool this summer!

Susie said...

What a great thing to add to the work of swim team! That's awesome:-)

Alicia said...

How cute!! My boys are taking swim for the first time this year! My sweet little guppies! Pirates are way cooler!

Veggie Mom said...

WOW...You were REALLY early at SITS today. You commented before your new post was even up! Arrrrrrgggghhhhhhh!!!!!!

Vodka Mom said...

Happy summer is RIGHT!!! Today is my last teacher work day - then HELLO POOL!!!!

Stopping by via SITS. Love fellow teachers.

Future Mama said...

How fun!! Oh man! I want to have a fun summerfull of dress up, BBQ and pirates!! haha!!

That picture is too adorable though!


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