Summer fun has now begun

No whiningNo whining

Here's a summer-day family plan: Get your kids to read "Mary Catherine rules the wave pool" from the Odyssey children's science magazine of Feb. 2006, available from our Kids InfoBits database. Then take them to Rolling Hills Water Park. Over Memorial Day weekend the park opened for the season, as did Ann Arbor city pools. Surprisingly, Rolling Hills wasn’t the least bit crowded on Memorial Day, maybe because there was a new water park opening in Belleville. At Rolling Hills, I was eyes-on watching two 12-year-old boys as they strategically positioned themselves in tubes against the wall of the wave pool, where the waves are on for 8 minutes, off for 12. This cycle gave everyone a good chance to get tossed around.