Monday, June 13, 2011

Showdown At the Wazy Wiver


If you were anywhere near a water park in Texas this weekend,

and you saw a frazzled looking grandmother (me)

taking her lifeguarding duties seriously,

while everyone being guarded ignored her,

you should have stopped and said hi.

Whatever happened to the swimming rules of my youth?

Don’t people wait an hour after eating ( before swimming) so they don’t get cramps and die?

Isn’t the undertow still the scariest deterrent from going out too far?

Aren’t kids taught to swim from the deep end to the shallow and never the reverse (in case you get so exhausted you pass out and die just as you reach the deep end)?

I quit…

And the lazy river…

what a misnomer.

When my youngest grandson wanted to get into the

‘wazy wiver’,

(a winding, concrete river 3 feet deep with a moving current, thank you very much)

I couldn’t allow him to do that alone of course (he can not swim),

and he would not wear his life jacket ,

so I got into the wazy wiver,

(Mexican top, capris)

insisting he use the inner tube,

and of course he would not.

As we argued, bounced and wound our way around the course,


I decided it was a draw.



Pondside said...

Now that's an image!!
Do you think he'll remember? I think that this story bears repeating (often) as the little swimmer grows up.

Sandra said...

What a doll baby! Darling story! xoxo

Jojo said...

Isn't it crazy the things grandmothers will do for these precious children! And isn't it funny how our grands break all the rules? What a wonderful memory!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a very handsome little boy and what a very funny story. I hope someone was there to take a picture!!!

Debbie said...

HaHAHa! Sorry, I promise that I'm laughing with you and not at you. That is one of the most precious grandma tales I've heard to date. I think you deserve a prize or something.

And he is really cute!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Funny story but I see how you had to do what you had to do! That is one very handsome little boy!

Theresa said...

Giggle, us Grandmas are nuts:) I can just see you in the Wazy Wiver with your clothes on:) We love those grandkids, don't we?

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

He is soooo cute !! Oh my goodness preciousness!!
I am giggling at you in your clothes on in the water with him ~


Stacey said...

Oh Laura, I can just picture you trying to navigate the Wazy Wiver in your capris. It's definitely a workout! The getting out part is a killer. You are a great grand mother though....and he will remember fun times with you.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

This is so funny...he's so cute...and it's all so true! I spent yesterday tubing on a river in NC with my grands, coincidentally, and can definitely relate!

trash talk said...

Gwacious must have looked like one wed-hot (or it is wet) GrandMaMa coming wound the bend!
Who could argue with that wascally face?
You lost before he even got started!!!

Dixie said...

"wozy cheeks"... ;)

Lisa said...

Bless your heart! I'm glad everybody survived the ordeal.:)

Deb said...

I bet that scene was played out numverous times over the weekend....what a cutie pie...and what a trouper you are...

NanaDiana said...

Hellloooo Grammie...don't you KNOW you can't win a showdown with a toddler? Well, obviously HE won because YOU got in fully clothed!!! xo Diana

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a cutie pie! It really can be a showdown dealing with kids that age. You are a good grandma to compromise. I don't do waterparks or wazy wivers unless I really, really have to. have a terrific Thursday. Tammy

Unknown said...

That is too funny! What we'll do as grammas! Even swimming with our clothes on. Those grandkids are always gonna win. I could have sworn I was the only gramma who plays video games like Halo, but sounds like you are well on your way in the years to come. He's a little cutie, by the way.

Rebecca said...

Ha, I am laughing and relating... it is my focus in life right now not to get into a power struggle with my 3 year old grandson, it is hard because they live with us.
Your little wascal is just adorable

TexWisGirl said...

i can only imagine... ugh!

Privet and Holly said...

YOU are the
xx Suzanne

Linda said...

This is priceless!! :D

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my stars! I hate to say it, but I really wish you had a picture of the float down the wazy wiver. :) What a wonderful grandma you are!


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