Friday, June 18, 2010

Why I Once Again WIN at Parenting

Today we went swimming at Wekiva Springs. For those of you who have never been swimming in a natural spring in Florida, let me tell you the water is COLD, 72 degrees all year round. It has been unbelievably hot here, with heat indexes around 105-109 all week. Today it wasn't quiet that hot, but it was more than warm.

We made our way down to the water... Having been there a million times I knew the only way to get used to the temp was to dive right in. I may have been a lot, but it's been several years since I was there.

I dove and came up literally GASPING for air, I *might* have screamed "shit". After a minute or ten, I started to get used to it. The kids however, were more reluctant and the water around the stairs was very deep. My hubby led them around to a shallow part, by the time I swam there, all three were in the water. Noah was NOT happy.

Let me preface by saying, Noah likes potty words. It's a daily battle, but with the Autism, I tend to lose.

I convinced Noah the only way to get used to the cold was to go underwater. So while he was holding me with a death grip we went under. As soon as I hit the surface I heard Noah scream, "Shitdamnfuck" followed by, "oohh sorry mommy but shhh shh shh shit it's cold"! I wanted to be mad. REALLY. But I couldn't stop laughing. I laughed until tears poured out of my eyes.

He never got used to it.

We got home three hours ago and I am still cold.


Mandy Barrett said...

LOL. Well I bet that was the best way to describe the water temp! I never get used to that water either. Beach > Springs. Just come to my pool next time. ;)

PrincessJenn said...

LMAO. OMG I was howling just reading that.

Sarah R said...

I know people without autism who do that. We go to DeLeon Springs all the time, same water temp.
Hey, he said Sorry! And I'm impressed that you dove in. I'm one of those old ladies on the stairs who inch in. And seriously, you need a padded bra to hide how cold that water is.

Hope Scout said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA I love it!! Can soooo relate, the water in MI is that cold too. Noah sounds tame compared to what comes out of my mouth *grin* It blows my mind that FL can have water that cold..but that probably shows my own ignorance. Love you! woo