Is it just me or is it like a million times harder to be put together and polished when it is 100+ degrees outside … and especially when you are either poolside or (egads) at a water park???
Oh, and twins come with about nine thousand pieces of gear, so it’s also practically impossible to not look like a pack mule! Let’s see, when I go to the pool, I’m usually toting sunscreen (spray and stick), shampoo (for showers afterwards), clean clothes for two (no love for the mommy), diaper wipes (because you just never know when you might need a wipe), water blasters (at least two), boogie boards (two), dive torpedoes, goggles, and a variety of other toys. Then I need to throw in my keys, driver’s license and a credit card, my iPhone, and maybe a magazine or two.
So first things first — if you have twins and you go to the pool, do yourself a favor and buy a Saltwater Canvas “Whale Bag” now. Trust me, one beach bag that holds everything is better than needing two or three fancy-schmancy bags. Save those for a vacay with the hubs, preferably somewhere tropical. The Whale Bags hold up incredibly well, fit just about everything and the kitchen sink, and — because they are made out of mesh — don’t hold water or sand. Score.
Later this week, I’ll fill you in on my Mommy Musts! Think fabulous shades and a large hat …
What’s your poolside must-have?