It all started innocently on Memorial Day weekend when the temperatures were in the 90’s. We were driving to my parents house to pick up the girls when the following conversation occurred:
Me: “I think I’m going to get one of those redneck pools.”
Shawn: “No. I said No.”
Me: “What do you mean No?”
Shawn: “I mean NO. We’re not getting one.”
Me: “You can’t tell me No. I’ll just go to the store and get one myself!”
Shawn: “Go ahead, but I’m not helping you take care of it!”
(We’re very mature, in case you couldn’t tell.)
And with that, it was on. It was on like Donkey Kong. When we got to my parents house I was ready to stoop to an all time low. I got out the Sunday ads and started looking at the pools. I found the one I wanted at Target, and then I took the ad and showed it to my Dad.
Me: “Hey Dad, look at this! I’m going to get one of these pools.”
My Dad: “Oh yeah? I bet the girls would really like that!”
Me: “Yes, they would! But, guess what? Shawn says if I get one, he isn’t going to help me take care of it.”
Oh yeah, I said it. I told my Dad on him. All the while, Shawn was glaring at me. But, he knew it was over. He knew I had won. That pool was as good as mine. On Friday afternoon the girls and I set out to get our pool, all by ourselves, just like I said I would. The only hiccup came when I was afraid we’d have to put a fence around it. However, lucky for us, this redneck town does not have ANY rules regarding pools.
Saturday afternoon we set it up, which was not as easy as they make it sound. Then we started filling it, which took hours and hours and hours. We finally turned the hose off on Saturday night, and started filling it again in the morning. When it was finally finished, Shawn put the chemicals in, tested the water, and hooked the filter up. I’m telling you, he looked really excited doing it! I told him I thought that pool had given him a new purpose in life, and he should be thanking me!
Anyway, wouldn’t you know it, when the pool was finally ready the temperature had dropped into the 60’s and was windy. That didn’t matter though, because when I suggested the girls take a swim, they were all over it! But, would you believe Shawn wanted to be the first one in? It’s true! Check it out (and make sure your volume is up, so you can hear Lainey at the end):
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For some reason, the video got cut off at the end, which is terrible because the look of desperation on Shawn’s face when he was yelling at me for a towel is just priceless!
P.S. Don’t tell Shawn, but I wasn’t even serious about the pool when I first brought it up. But, he had to go and tell me “No,” and when he told me “No,” I suddenly wanted that pool as bad as Barack Obama wants universal healthcare.