Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sleds and water balloons, why not? The sleds later became water troughs for the 23 kids who roamed around my yard yesterday, slurping up the cool refreshing liquid into their water guns, wands, later my plastic bowls. It was the beginning (and the end?) of an annual water fight and ice cream party. There were many drenched, dripping smiles and lots of splattery feet. And no whams, bams, thuds, cries, or sirens either, thankfully. Cody's vision of summer fun came true, and even though he made a new girl enemy friend ("She wouldn't stop squirting me, Mom!"), he went to bed sleepy and happy last night. My torn up backyard and raw balloon tying thumb will be just fine (although I do mention them for sympathy). The best thing out of all this is that there will be no more nightly drench-mother-rehearsal-pre-fights. I'm safely dry now and plan to stay that way.


Jennifer said...

There's nothing better than a good water fight. It's certainly hot enough these days.

Cindy said...

Oh, you are a wonderful mother! Many sympathies for the thumb, and much admiration for your waterlogged sacrifices on the altar of Cody's water balloon launching accuracy.

Fieldfleur said...

Wish you two could've been here! Especially for the sitting under the bald cypress tree with the mothers and just lazily talking the afternoon away while the little ones killed each other with guns and spray. It was lovely. :)