July 16, 2010

Just add water - Part 1

I tried really hard to come up with an inspirational way to describe how well kids and sprinklers play together.

Children are like weeds in the garden of life.

Errr, no. No I don't think that's right.

Like a paper towel, kids soak up water and become a puddle of mush a mother's loving hands.

Okay... nope. That's not right either.

Give a child some water, appease them for a moment. Teach a child to use a hose, appease them for a lifetime.

Okay okay, so I won't be winning any inspirational awards here anytime soon. 

But I get points for trying, right?

When summer first started, the blogosphere seemed flooded with the fears from mothers on how they were going to survive summer with all their kids at home all day.

My answer? Just add water baby! Yes, even if you have teenagers! Gracious, I was all about mud fights and playing in the sprinklers as a teenager!

Then again, you did just see how, er, "cool" I was as a teenager so... on second thought, if you have teenagers, don't listen to me. I have no idea what I'm talking about.


Apparently, sitting on the sprinkler makes for oodles of fun.

Although personally, I would think the sensation would be rather strange.


Sprinklers bring out the best in my kids. 

Bring on the team work!


Of course, when you sit on it well enough to make your baby sister think the way is all clear...


... perhaps I should re-think my theory that all kids love water?


Time to step up the fun! Sprinkler under the trampoline does the trick!

And after a day of sprinkler filled fun, you have peace. 

Lots of it.


See how well that works?

And THAT my friends, is what's known as summer survival.

P.S. You can also find me over at MMB today! Yippee!

22 super cool people speak:

Kami said...

You were definitely rocking that way cool visor in your teenager picture, too classic.
Really inspirational quotes on water and children, I couldn't have said it any better.
So water will do the trick huh? Definitely something for me to keep in mind. Looks like they all had lots of fun!

Wonder Woman said...

Seriously. Summer + kids + water = easy peasy.

Until they want to run in the backyard that's half grass, half dirt, then run on my clean kitchen floor to the bathroom 8 times a day. {sigh}

Kristina P. said...

And it's so cheap!!

Stacy said...

Yup. We do kids+sprinklers almost everyday at my house. And inexplicably, kids+sprinklers also equals my girls outside making up randow cheer in my backyard. Don't ask. I know it's weird. And just so ya know, kids+sprinklers at my house also equals towels and swimming suits all over the floor. Sigh.

Saimi said...

I want to come play at your house!

Garden of Egan said...

That is so cute.
Summer Survival...........what ever it takes.

Congrats on being featured again on MMB. You are so famous.

Remember the little people when you get all big and stuff.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Yes..it is true! Sprinklers and kids go together like 2 peas in a pod...
Love the trampoline bit! Creative!

When i take my kids swimming for a while, they come back conked!
PEACE at last!!! lol.

M-Cat said...

Sprinklers and the tramp are the perfect combo!

Cheeseboy said...

Sitting on sprinklers is a pastime we have all enjoyed at one time in our life or another. It's been a while for me.

Braden said...

LOL I love your inspirational mottos.

Sue said...

I used to use this method myself! All summers should be sprinklerized.

=)

Claudia said...

Too funny. And clever I might add!

Lisa said...

Favorite picture of all time~two boys asleep at the end. The perfect ending for a perfect day.

Courtney said...

The sprinklers on the trampoline were my favorite when I was a kid. I can't believe how long Alayna's hair has gotten. It grew super fast. Your kids are cute, hope you are having a fun summer.

Amy said...

I love your pearls of wisdom! I shall log them away in my mental pearls of wisdom book. or my pearls of mental wisdom book. Or my pearls of wisdom mental book.
anyway, very cute.
I totally remember loving the sprinkler under the trampoline. I love the sound it made! Kind of a womp, womp!
Loads of fun.

Neisha said...

summer just isn't complete without water :)

iamwoman said...

You never fail to make me LOL! love your MMB post too. I already read it (heehee) but it still impresses;)

Jess said...

oh man, when life gives you sprinklers, make your kids sit on them! haha :) SOO cute your little roudies. Always putting a smile on my face! Thanks.

ldsjaneite said...

Yes, yes. Sitting on a sprinkler is an odd sensation. Which reminds me. Even adults love sprinklers. How many times I danced in the sprinklers at BYU. *sigh* What great joy!

What fun pictures.

P.S. Other inexpensive summer fun = library.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Haha, I totally remember sitting on sprinklers when I was little and it felt WEIRD!!!!!!!!! Love this post!

Mama Smith said...

LOVED the SMILES on their faces! I could HEAR each one of them...as well...GREAT FUN!

I actually went swimming yesterday...I made a NEW fashion statement in swim wear...I wore one of my dad's old bathing suits and one of his TEE shirts! (smile) Caleb wore my dad's other OLD bathing suit! GREAT FUN! (smile)

Garvin Smith said...

What is Alayna holding? It looks like either a tube of caulking, or a can of Cool Whip!

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