May 9, 2011

Swim Time

It is still unseasonably cold here most days or pouring down rain.  This time last year our pool was open for business due to unseasonably warm days.  No one in the Wachter home is quite sure what to do.  We want to get to work on our garden and move to the outdoor activities that we fill our time with most spring days.  We keep hoping that those balmy spring afternoons are just around the corner.  In the meantime, we are getting a little more school in and finishing up indoor projects that have been put on the back burner for a while.

Sam and Elisabeth refuse to be deterred from their typically May routine, however.  Ellie's new flip flops arrived in the mail yesterday ($2 with free shipping at Kohl's online).  Last night Kaitlin found this adorable swim suit for her at Target.  Despite the fact that the rest of us are freezing and layering up in sweaters, leggings and socks, Ellie dressed like this.


While we were doing school, she and Sam came trouncing through our lessons on their way to the pool shed to fetch his swimsuit and flip flops.  When I asked what they were doing he explained, they were playing Pa and Mama and they were going swimming today.
Don't fret... they were just pretend swimming in the playroom.

I am reminded of "To Make A Prairie" by Emily Dickinson.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few. 

So, I suppose, if you can't get warm weather and some pool water, a bathing suit and a little imagination will do.

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