So, we all know I’m crazy – but that’s what’s so endearing about me!
Anyhoe – I decided to change the photo because believe it or not I was sick of that photo (of paradise!). This photo is something I’d never seen, growing up in the suburbs and having a pool in the backyard (did I mention we were spoiled too?).
This is a wading pool in Seattle a bunch of blocks north of where M lives. Everyday during the summer at Noon (I think) a teenage Park and Rec worker comes out with a broom and sweeps out this area. Then using a tool shuts the drain in the center and then turns on the water. What had been a big open paved area soon becomes a wading pool. After it fills to the appropriate depth, they turn off the water and put in a bunch of stuff – I’m sure it’s chlorine and such. He walks around to agitate the water a bit and then the pool is open. The kids loved it! No matter that it was not what I would consider pool weather – they’re three year olds – they don’t care! Anyhow, after pool time is over, they open the drain and the water is gone until the next day.
Random I know – but I though it was the coolest thing and wanted to share…