If we did not have a swimming pool and a toddler niece, I would have perhaps never known about noodles. Here is a pair of noodles, enough for two people.
Sister brought two along one day when she and Little Jo came for a swim. She paid $5 each. R bought another two, 2 for $5. What about me when we swim and Little Jo is here, I protested. So we bought another, $4. Yesterday we had five noodles in the pool. I commandeered two and placed them so that I could effortlessly float around, one under my knees and the other under my arms.
A tractor tyre inner tube might have been great as a kid, but these are so cheap and work well.
Sister was giving Little Jo a lesson in 'monkey monkey'. I had never heard of it. I have never seen Sister being so harsh, but I can see the reasons why. Monkey monkey is getting around the edge of the pool by moving your hands along the edge and getting to the ladder. The edge of our pool is not easy to grip. Twice Little Jo went under. Sister just pushed her back up and made her continue until she reached the ladder.
Life saving stuff.