Monday, June 28, 2010

The Slide (aka The Heart Attack}

My dad has been talking about adding a slide to the pool for quite some time and now that all eight grandkids will be back in Texas this summer, he took the plunge and bought one! And as usual, whenever he has work done on the pool, he goes out of town leaving me in charge and I never have any clue about what's going on. :0)

I'll be honest, I'm a little worried about it. My dad said he bought the six foot, but the invoice that I paid today (well, it was his check I wrote out :)) said eight and it's high. High. It's not completely finished being installed, but the 'pool guy' aka Walker, Texas Ranger (his real name is just Walker) said it would be fine to let the kids go down. Braedan loves it, but it gives me a mini heart attack every time he climbs up that ladder and then comes down the very fast, very tall, slide.

We've realized now that Zoey will probably not be able to handle it on her own quite yet, the few times we walked her up then let her slide down on her own with someone catching her at the bottom, she hit her head on the side. It's pretty steep too, and she's awfully tiny, and I'm deathly afraid of heights, so combine all that and it's gonna give me a heart attack! But she's fearless, so she gave it a try and prefers to go down on Daddy's lap rather than by herself. Thank goodness for that.

I'm not gonna lie though, I tried it and it. was. awesome. Super fast and fun! I'm just trying to figure out how I can pad all the concrete around it with foam...:0)

Here's my big boy enjoying the new slide while his little sister takes a little float.


  1. This slide looks much safer than the one my kids are used to at my parents neighbors pool. It has much bigger sides. Cant wait to come swim!

  2. That slide rocks! (unfortunately, my parents don't have one at their pool anymore.) And I am getting the biggest kick out of Zoey just floating on her back all zen like with her little feet crossed. :)

  3. Oh my, seems so high!! I'm with you and the heart clench each time; but kudos to the kids and being fearless!

  4. Wow!! That's awesome! And you are right... very scary! YIKES.