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Thanks to Dollar General my family is ready for the pool this summer. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am a swim mom. Much like a soccer mom just add water! Beginning in two weeks I will be spending every morning and most afternoons at the pool. My children will have swim team practice every day. I know spending your days at the pool does not seem like such a hardship and really it isn’t. However, it does require a little preparation and planning so that everyone has a great time and enjoys the water and being part of the team including, the swim mom or dad. I start every swim team season by putting together my summer survival kit. So what is in my kit?
Beach Towels – We need new ones every year since we use them every day all summer long. Beach towels can be expensive but you can find some great towels at a great price at Dollar General.
Sunscreen – I always buy both spray on and lotion varieties. My children do NOT like having sunscreen applied but it is necessary. I get the spray because it is quick and easy. I buy the lotion for faces and ears because I want to really make sure those areas are covered and I don’t like the spray so close to their faces. Sunscreen also gets costly. The Dollar General brand is affordable and it works so that is what I buy.
It is important to make sure everyone stays hydrated so I pack a water bottle for everyone. This year I also bought a nifty little ice cube tray that makes sticks of ice which fit easily into the water bottles.
Powdered single serving juice mixes: Convincing the kids to drink plenty of water is sometimes met with resistance. When that happens I pull out the flavored drink packets and let the kids shake up some fun in their water bottles.
Dive sticks, dive rings, or water toys: So here is the deal, you may think that just being at the pool is enough to keep the kids entertained. Well after going to the pool every day for a few weeks I find that the kids need something else to keep them entertained. So I pick up toys that the can play with in the pool. I will break out a new toy once a week. Dollar General has a great variety of pool toys. They are also inexpensive which is great because what happens to those toys? They get lost or left behind or accidentally find their way into someone else’s bag. No biggie, we have all come home with a toy or two that don’t belong to us. It is just one of those things. So if you don’t spend very much money on the toys then you won’t mind if they slowly disappear throughout the season.
Snacks: We always take along a cooler with lunch and plenty of snacks. Swimming is hard work and my kids are always hungry. Lunch is always healthy usually sandwiches or salads, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruits and vegetables. I am a little less strict about snacks though. I found a lot of great snack options at Dollar General. I picked up pretzels and cheese dips in single serve packs. I will go back throughout the season and get different snacks.
July is Anti-Boredom month and I’m honored to be part of Dollar General’s campaign. My kids will definitely be happy and busy with all the fun stuff they got. Battle boredom now by checking out the summer savings at Dollar General. With a wide in-store selection of summer essentials, DG has all your needs for everything from a day at the water park to a gardening day with your kids. Spend the day baking or grilling out for less with DG products.