On New Years Eve day, Pete came in from testing the pool water and told me he would pay the kids $20 to jump in the 45 degree pool. I told him he was crazy and to offer them $5! He gave them the offer and they were downstairs in their swimsuits within a minute!
I don't think they quite understood how cold the water was! It took a couple minutes to convince them, but Syd jumped in first. Her reaction was great, but was nothing compared to Hal's! She didn't even let us know that she was going to jump in. She was seriously out of the water before we realized she had even jumped. She was not happy with the cold water! Her reaction was so funny, I don't think Pete and I have laughed that hard in a long time! Tommy made it in after he stopped laughing too.
They survived, got to jump into a warm shower and then turned in their prize money for a dinner at Red Robin. We have a new family tradition!