With the pool in the yard up, running and, as predicted, attracting all the neighborhood kids (as well as some who live outside our zip code), I am in full Multitasking Mom mode. That means that in addition to being Kool-Aid Mom, Towel Mom (but only for people who live here), Snack Mom, and Referee Mom, I’m also Lifeguard Mom.
As I’m not much of a swimmer, that takes some doing.
It’s not too hard when Little Brother and his friends are in the pool, since it’s always daylight then. But in the after-dark hours when Middle Sister has friends over, things get a little more complicated.
I’m not sure that the outdoor lighting we have is going to do the job. We’ve got one little bulb on the back porch that barely lights up the porch, and one floodlight that’s great for the fire pit area (though with this hot, dry weather we’ve banned fires for the time being, much to the Boy Scouts’ chagrin.) I’d love to hang about ten of these around the perimeter of the back porch, so no matter where in the yard (or pool) the kids hang out, it would be bright as day. I wouldn’t even have to turn on the lights–the motion sensors would do it for me.
Yeah, I’d be popular with the neighbors (about as popular as I’d be with the teenagers.) But that’s a small price for me to pay to have peace of mind!
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