When the sun is blazing and the summer gets hot,
Water Country’s a very cool spot,
There’s no better place to feel or be young,
Water country…. water country… have some FUN!
If you’re from the New England area, you should know how to sing that jingle in your sleep. If not and you happened to just click on the link to listen to it, I apologize that it will now be stuck in your head for life.
This week I took Baby Gaga to his very first water park. Water Country in Portsmouth, NH was one of my favorite destinations every summer when I was a kid and it has probably been a good twenty years or so since I had been back there.
I’ve got to admit I was a little apprehensive when Uncle Gaga suggested we take the kids on Monday for the following reasons:
- getting into a swimsuit at 17 weeks pregnant (that kind of is she/isn’t she stage)
- the 3:2 kid to adult ratio
- being out in the sun all day with my very fair-skinned baby
But I am happy to report that all five of us had a blast AND made it out without a single sunburn. Woohoo!! The weather was perfect, it wasn’t too crowded, and the kids loved splashing around the pirate pool and lagoon, going down the water slides that were just the right size for them, and running all through the caves in the Ollie Octopus area. The park is huge and we barely touched the surface of what is has to offer. It’s only going to get more and more fun as we bring them back each summer.
I’ve got to admit that there was a little part of me that wished we had a babysitter along with us only so that my brother and I could run off for a few minutes to go relive our childhood on the black hole slides or battling the crashing water in the wave pool that is probably way more tame than how I remember it from when I was 9 years old!
And apparently not everyone thought I was just sportin’ a beer gut because a lifeguard who looked to be about 17 years old sidled up to me in one of the splash pools to mutter “can I just say how much I hate morning sickness?!” and then go on (and on AND ON) to tell me how she is “2 weeks pregnant” (mind you, you can’t test positive usually until you are 5 or 6 weeks pregnant) despite being on the birth control shot and hasn’t told her boyfriend yet, but he’ll be really excited since they’ve “been trying for a long time.” Can you count how many things don’t make sense in that sentence?! Somehow I manage to attract all the interesting ones out there, that’s for sure. Despite crazy lifeguards, however, I still can’t wait to go back with Papa Gaga and the rest of the fam!
Water Country… Water Country… Water Country… have some FUN!