SPLASH!

That’s my sister, Amy.  She’s my other half and my best friend, and we can laugh about just about anything for way too long.  She’ll probably kill me for putting a picture up with her still in braces, but I love this picture of us because it’s goofy and silly, and that pretty much describes us.

This is my old neighbor, Shalyn.  We grew up next door to each other and played together every day.  We swam in our pools, jumped on her trampoline, rode our bikes and scooters…whatever we could think of.  I have to admit we were a little guilty of teasing my sister, but we had fun and have a lot of great memories together, my sister included.  When I think about my times as a pre-teen playing with Shalyn and Amy, one particular memory comes to mind…

Like I said, we used to ride our bikes and scooters around the neighborhood all the time when we were in middle school.  One of our favorite activities was riding our scooters around Shalyn’s pool.  Why we did this, I have no idea.  For some reason, we found it fun.  We never told our parents about it because of course, they would have told us not to do it because it was dangerous.  You might be able to see where this is going…

One day, there we were, innocently riding our scooters around the pool, when surprisingly to us, but not so surprising in general, Shalyn fell into the pool.  We all laughed, she was fine, just a little soaked from head to toe.  She went inside to change while Amy and I continued riding our scooters around the pool like the stupid young girls we were.  When she came outside, she realized her flip-flops had fallen off in the pool, so she went to grab the pool net to fish them out.  She never saw her fate coming.  In fishing her flip-flops out of the pool, Shalyn fell into the pool…again.

Once again, she went inside to change while Amy and I laughed and laughed and laughed.  Poor Shalyn got yelled at by her dad because he thought she did it on purpose…because we all love to fall into swimming pools fully clothed, right?  I guess the fact that we were riding two-wheeled scooters around a swimming pool fully clothed doesn’t help our defense much…

She might have been in a little trouble for a few minutes, but I definitely think it was worth it.  Now we all have a great memory to remember and share when we need a laugh!