For those of you waiting with baited breath to see if I survived the water park...
My skin is slightly "crispy" in a couple of areas. For some reason I didn't put sun block on my arms. Left to my own devices to cover my back caused me to have strange red streaks on my back where my hands didn't reach.
Why did my legs not get any sun? I was not in the water the whole time, I sat on the side, stretching out my legs in an attempt to knock the white off. But it looks as if someone buried half of me. Maybe it's because as I walk around, my shoulders are closer to the sun. :)
My girl, of course, had a fabulous time. I think I tolerate the water park simply because I watch her having so much fun. I truly gives me such pleasure.
O.K. I just want to know how you mom's with multiple children do it?! At one point the coach left me to keep an eye on three little girls (one being my own). One of the children would haul off in another direction, and I, leaving two unattended, would have to run, Baywatch style, across the pool to catch her and bring her back to the fold. I'm a mom who doesn't like to lose sight of her girl for one second and found it impossible to do that with three. Then there was getting distracted people watching too! The coach, who is maybe, 18, was really relaxed about the whole thing. She had about 10 kids in all, by herself. All but three were older and pretty much had the run of the water park. The would come find her occasionally, but otherwise were on their own. I WOULD FREAK OUT! Then, I really thought about it. The whole area is pretty much fenced in. There are life guards all over the place, several in each area. The play areas are entertaining enough to keep the children pretty much in one spot and I keep a life jacket on my girl while she's there.
I still have to see my girl. No sitting on the sidelines reading a book for me.
Maybe when she's older.