Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Swimming Song

It has been a wonderfully cool summer! I am really enjoying it. I just don't do well in hot weather. It was warm enough to take the grandkids swimming at my cousin's house this week. We had a good time! It brought to mind a song I know about swimming, written by Loudon Wainwright III. You can hear it here

The Swimming Song

This summer I went swimming
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet 
And I moved my arms around
I moved my arms around.

This summer I swam in the ocean
And I swam in a swimming pool
Salt my wounds, chlorined my eyes
I'm a self-destructive fool
I'm a self-destructive fool.

This summer I did the back stroke
And you know that that's not all
I did the breast stroke and the butterfly
And the old Australian crawl
The old Australian crawl.

This summer I swam in a public place
And a reservoir to boot
At the latter I was informal
At the former I wore my suit
I wore my swimming suit.

Oh, this summer I did swan dives
And jack-knives for you all
And once when you weren't looking
I did a cannon-ball
I did a cannon-ball!

Avery and me. We're both pink.
In the hot tub. They loved the hot tub.
Volleyball. Ethan had a great time playing with the other kids that were there.
And he made some new friends.
Selfie. Edited a bit. 
I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I posted them both.