When you’re the parent of a preschooler, water parks are anything but relaxing. You spend most of your time chasing your kids across hot pavement, wiping water out of their eyes with a towel or helping them dodge hairy men in the wave pool. If you want to catch a break, the lazy river is your only hope.
I don’t know who invented this concept, but it’s brilliant. The whole idea is to lay down on an inner tube and do nothing. You float. That’s it. If your kid is a big enough to hold on to a tube, you can almost take a nap.
Unfortunately no one told my four-year-old this. The second we hit the lazy river last week, she took off running. I’d just settled into my tube when she bolted like an Olympic sprinter. I wanted to yell, “Hey, this is the LAZY river. That is not lazy!”