Now that summer is here, I have returned to one of my favorite activities–swimming laps. I was excited to get back to the pool after a long nine months of waiting. I packed my towel in my swim bag and headed for the water park.
It wasn’t long before I remembered how important timing is when getting to the pool. Swim too early and the lanes are filled with little kids jumping in from the sides and splashing so wildly they seem to have ten flailing arms. Swim too late, and the lanes are filled with teenagers who just bob up and down in place…hanging out and talking. It’s a little bit like an obstacle course either way.
But this year there seems to be a new distraction–floaty things. As I headed down the lane I became vaguely aware of some sort of thing that shouldn’t be there. The closer I got, the more I speculated. A bug? Someone’s goggles? A BUG??
Yesterday, it was the cap of a green dry erase marker bobbing merrily along next to me. Today it was a little flat piece of styrofoam. What in the world could be going on?
Then I figured it out.
Someone is CRAFTING under water.
What’s next—a floating stream of glitter? Tomorrow will tell!