Monday, July 17, 2006
Lauren, the three year old birthday girl, wasn't too sure about the inflatable water slide deposited into her back yard. Although she has easily conquered regular slides of this size, the water at the bottom of the slide presented a unique challenge. She has yet to become a fan of getting water in her face and prefers to stay on top of the water courtesy of water wings. Being the dutiful aunt that I am, I was volunteered by my family to be the only adult changing into a bathing suit for the festivities. But the real sport was my mother. While I was changing into the "bikini most likely to survive a water slide," my mother made a $20 bet with my brother-in-law that she would go down the slide with Lauren. In her clothes. She won the twenty bucks, but evidently didn't think about the fact that she was wearing a thin white shirt. Yep, a wet t-shirt contest occurred with only one entrant at my niece's third birthday party. Good times. I'd post the photo my sister snapped before handing my mother another shirt to put on, but that would just be mean. After all, I didn't post my photos of my old boss in his thong.
Just kidding. That was before the days of camera phones, digital cameras, and whatnot, so I regret to say that I do not have a photo of that....
As you can see, the plastic baby pool was more Lauren's speed. Her sister Alaina, however, took full advantage of the water slide and probably went down it over 50 times. Anyway, hooray for my mom for being fun. Sometimes it seems like people's fun factor is inversely corrrelated to their age, so I'm extra happy to have a mom that still sees the fun in water slides. And wet t-shirt contests.