Sunday, June 6, 2010
Terror in the Water
No... This terror-filled event did not occur on any populated beach on this particular occasion, but rather in my very own community swimming pool as I bravely donned my swimsuit and hoisted my pasty white, over-sized self into the water for the first time last weekend.
I tried to warn them! I really did! But try explaining the concept of water displacement to a couple of eager 5-year-olds who desperately want to go swimming at their Aunt Tammy's house. It's 100 degrees outside, and I'm the only one with free access to a built-in pool. So the great albino whale emerged in all her glory and took the kiddos for an afternoon swim.
Twins and I had a great time! I'm not too sure about the other unsuspecting pool patrons though. I believe I heard cries of "Sweet Gracious, the glare!!! I can't see!!! I can't see!!!" And there was something about being "caught in its wake" that I didn't quite catch. However, I did seem to be rather popular with the children as I was apparently creating a "lazy river" effect as I walked around the pool.
A week has passed since I traumatized my neighbors, so I think I will bravely gear up again tomorrow and enjoy the afternoon heat swimming in my community pool once more. Perhaps I should choreograph a routine and charge admission for a "Shamu"-like performance! Who needs to drive 5 hours to Sea World when you have "TAMU... THE GREAT ALBINO WHALE!?!"