Last week, when my parents were here visiting, we took the boys mini-golfing. Thankfully, no one else seemed to think mini-golf at 4pm on a weekday was a good idea, so we were the only ones on the entire course. The first hole took f-o-r-e-v-e-r, and I thought “man, we’re going to be here all day!”…
But wait – this story has more than excruciatingly slow golf! This story has swimming!
We were on the second hole, when I turned around to see Ty IN that little “pond” you see there! He was waist deep in the water and trying to scramble up the side, but it was slippery and he couldn’t make it up the slope. I said “Ty! What are you doing?!” and my parents turned around to see what I was seeing. My dad rushed over (he was closer) to give Ty a hand up the side and we all burst out laughing. Ty was a little embarrassed. And for the next 5 holes, if there was water nearby he refused to play the hole.
We still have no idea how exactly he ended up in the water, but my theory is that he was trying to sit on the rope and fell in.
Ty wasn’t the only thing swimming at the mini-golf course either… check out all the tadpoles! Each little “pond” had hundreds and hundreds of these in them!
Lily was more interested in her own toes then tadpoles or wet brothers….
Thankfully for Ty, he was wearing shorts and sandals that dried fast! He jumped right back into the golf, which all of the boys loved playing. Know what? We skipped 3 holes and it still took us almost 90 minutes to play! Oy!
On the 18th hole, I let Lily out of the stroller and gave her a club and ball. She was pretty happy about that!
See that hair? That is why you will often see her with a funny little pony-tail sticking up off the top her head! The child will not keep a hair clip in, but she leaves the pony-tail alone!
Obviously this mini-golf trip will go down in history in our family…. at least until something even more exciting goes down (and with three boys, I’m sure there will be something else).