Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Latest in Swim Accesories

Every year at the pool there's a new "in thing". Last summer our friends the Nicholsons came over wearing masks instead of goggles for swimming. They left them behind (we have a pile of Nicholson left behinds) and the kids loved them. They fought over them. It was actually a problem, especially when we had to give them back. I had to explain that finders keepers didn't apply here.
So this year I went to Wal-Mart in February to purchase all the pool things for the summer and stocked up on masks. (If you wait till March the aisle switches over to Thanksgiving stuff)

The kids still love them. But....

Well....this is what they look like when they wear them. (The word "hideous" comes to mind)
And...to keep them from getting fogged up and to keep the water out you have to suction them to your face really hard. This has led to what I refer to as mask hickeys. Most fade in a few hours, but could be worse than pool hair.

8 comments:

warm fuzzies, Jul said...

We went boating with my Dad and once we laid anchor, he'd put on fins and promptly SPIT into his mask and smear it all over the glass! He said it prevents fogging up the lens while under water. I said, 'well, that little practice prevents me from wearin' And that was that! GROSS!

jblieu said...

Lovely :)

justjuls said...

Mask hickies! ha ha ha!

Perri said...

I was going to suggest the spit too. It really works.

Emily said...

pool hair is by FAR worse than your little bug eyed kids in that picture. My girls hair looks like they raked it over with a Dyson.

Sherri said...

My kids also love the masks because they don't have to hold their noses. You are right....they leave the face in a terrible mess. My daughter and her friends take the straps off completely and just suction them!
Thanks for your note on my blog. I appreciate it!

Duckygirl said...

Love the term 'mask hickeys'!! HAHAHA

-Laura

Mrs. KLH said...

Nick has one of those. He wouldn't learn to swim before because he would get water in his eyes and up his nose. Now he puts his mask on and it's like he's been swimming forever. Still not allowed in the deep end, but you get the picture. Oh yes - those dreaded lines on his face! I thought they'd never go away!