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Remember when I told y’all that we weren’t doing a 70s summer around here?  Well, this week we did our best imitation and as a result this will be a very short post.

The reason:  POOL.

So to me, daily access to a swimming pool is an absolute necessity for a 70s summer.  Back in the day, our lives revolved around calling the time and temperature number so that we could inform our mother that we had achieved the magic 75 degrees and it was now hot enough to swim.

And swim we did–for two hours every weekday at the neighborhood pool.  Playing at the pool with our cousins, getting sunburned, risking further burns from the vinyl seats and metal seatbelts riding home, arriving home wet and cold from the air conditioning and starving with that particular kind of starvation induced by hours at the pool, sating ourselves with white-bread-mayo-Kraft Singles sandwiches–this is the centerpiece of my 70s summers.

When Emily was small we lived in an apartment with a pool and she and I went there every day from April through September, and she learned to swim at an early age as I had.  But after that my kids have never had regular access to a nearby pool.  They’ve all learned to swim at hotel swimming pools, which are always a must and a highlight of any vacation we take.

But this week Emily was dog-sitting for my sister (who has a neighborhood pool).  And the weather has been cooperative.  And I was tired from vacation and behind in my work, and felt like being lazy.

So this was the week of the pool, and we will get back to our regularly scheduled programming next week!

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I know I always used to like to pretend to be one, trying to swim with my legs together at the pool in the summertime.  Too bad this was not a thing back then.

Yes, you now have the opportunity to make someone’s mermaid dream come true!  Now, before I go any further, let me remind you that I am a U.S. Family Guide blogger, and in that capacity occasionally promote products on my blog.  I usually get a product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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You’ll be seeing more of these posts for awhile because it is now Christmas shopping season and companies want you to see what they for offering.  Here’s what Suntail Mermaid wants you to know:

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