Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blue-lipped Mermaids and a Fritz

My three crazy children felt that swimming in icy water would be delightful. Several times Jane hesitated and comically said, "Here goes nothing." But she did indeed take the plunge. The girls had extra incentive to swim because they received mermaid tails for Christmas from Santa (the next door neighbor). After seeing his wet-headed sisters live to boast about it, Fritz also swam across the pool. The temperature of the water was 58 degrees, it was like swimming in Lake Michigan.