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Friday, August 1, 2008

The Housewife's Weekend

There are benefits to living in Las Vegas. One of them is we don't have to go to the boring public pool if we feel like swimming. When you have hookups like we do, you get to sneak into the hotel pools instead. Most places have security guys that check your keys at the entrance (to make sure you're a guest of the pool and not sneaking in like us), but we're smarter than they are. We get a room key, and then go.

It's just like taking an afternoon vacation. In my old age, I prefer the "old strip" smaller hotel pools as opposed to the large newer pools (like Mandalay or The Venetian). Wanna know why? Because at the old strip, there are normal looking people there. You can weight more than 100 pounds, and there are women with regular bodies (gasp!). I can walk around the pool and not feel like an elephant among a bunch of deer.

At most of the (new) strip pools it's like a sex party full of really skinny, beautiful people. These pools aren't like any normal pool. I used to be able to hold my own among the tigers-five to ten years ago, but nowadays, I look like a regular mom who likes to eat. I'm okay with that for the most part, but still, I don't want to be the one hiding behind a palm tree because I'm scared someone will throw up after looking at my ass in a swimming suit. I dont want my kids to see me doing that, either. I can see it now....."Mom, what are you doing behind that tree?". Yeah.

Maybe I'd be a better mom if I was more worried about my kids, instead of myself- this is where you can call me narcissistic- but hell...when we're at a pool my kids only care about swimming. A bomb could go off next door and they wouldn't even hear it. No need for food, or drinking fluids, or anything else needed to stay alive. If they are in the pool, all is right in the world.

This past weekend we went to The Golden Nugget pool. Click the link to see more fun info on it! They completely renovated the whole place earlier this year, so the pool is fantastic. There's plenty of comfy lounge chairs, a bar, a couple of tiki huts with games of blackjack going on underneath, and fun, poppy music blasting from every corner of the grounds. The best part? There is an enormous fish tank built in the middle of the pool! It has yellow fin tuna, sharks, and who knows what else calmly swimming around inside. The water slide even goes through the tank! The kids went nuts when they saw it.

The husband was happy to take the kids into the water while I sipped a margarita and relaxed. We stayed for a couple of hours and had a blast. I'm really looking forward to the kids getting a little older and they're able to swim on their own. They're both water babies so I know I wont have to wait long. In Las Vegas, the kids dont take swimming lessons until September...because before then, it's just too damn hot to be outside by the pool to watch them. So their annual lessons aren't for another month and a half. I guess I'm lucky they don't mind their floaties!

8 comments:

Lindsey said...

AWESOME. I am totally coming to visit you.
By the way, you look smokin' hot in that swimsuit. I wouldn't worry about people looking at your ass, they'd be mesmerized by your fabulous boobs. I try to go that route, too. Distract from jelly-belly with booooooobs...

The Mom said...

You have so much variety to choose from...we have THE movie theater...and I get to watch Step Brothers with my hubby and get hit with a stupid stick.

I'm moving to Vegas!

Merrie said...

Not a bad way to spend the day -- glad you've got the hook up. And I'm with Jen -- our town is definitely NOT hopping. *sigh*

Liam said...

Man... that's a hell of a lot better than our 3' deep 15' across pool...

And I'd much rather have someone who didn't weigh 100lbs... I like curves on my women.

Tammy said...

The pool with the tank looks awesome..my boys would love that! Whatever..you look great in your suit...the "girls" look fabulous! :) We need a reunion..when are you going to Denver again?

TTownDiva said...

I don't think you need to worry about how you look at all. You are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Steph said...

How is it that I live here but have never heard of this fabulous mecca? Dude, we totally have to go!!

Mommie Mayhem said...

Ok that's in.. I'm coming to live with you. Hope you have room :)

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