We recently visited Key Lime Cove indoor waterpark just outside of Chicago with my sister Sheila and her husband Mike. The boys were excited to escape the cold temperatures outside and splash in the warm water.
The boys weren’t quite big enough for the largest swirly slides, but loved the small and fast slides in the kids’ area. Their favorite was a wide purple slide which they must have gone down hundreds of times.
One of the highlights of waterpark was a large structure with a big pineapple on top which is constantly filled with water by a giant toucan. Every couple of minutes, the pineapple reaches its capacity and dumps water down an awning dousing those beneath.
After two days of nonstop swimming and splashing, Danny and Patrick were exhausted and fell right asleep on the drive home. Kevin, on the other hand, after spending two days nestled contentedly in my arms, was well-rested, happy, and awake on the way home.
What a great weekend! It did take about two weeks before I was able to convince the boys to remove their Key Lime Cove wristbands. The boys told me they had been hoping to keep the wristbands on until their wrists got so big the wristbands would bust off their arm, similar to the way the Incredible Hulk’s clothes rip off. Let down by the realization that it might take quite awhile for their wrists to grow enough to burst the wristbands, the boys eventually agreed with using a scissors to cut off their wristbands.