when we moved out to the country....we did not bring our pool.
and I MISS IT!
a certain someone who sits in an air conditioned office with other grown ups all day and NOT five children and all of their friends decided that we didn't need to put it up this summer.
it was not a unanimous decision.
i am not bitter....but man.... we are hot and bored.... and hot.
so we took it old school ....the sprinkler.
at first my daughter didn't even know what to do in a sprinkler that is not at a splash park.
"do i just stand there?"
"why is this fun mom?"
i brought even more OLD SCHOOL toys....practically vintage even.... bowls and cups.
they got a little excited.
"YAY!!! we can pour it on each other!!!"
"we can fill them up and throw it on Waffle!"
but then it came to be..... "LETS MAKE SOUP!!!"
"I need more leaves!"
"my soup has lots of rocks!"
"i like adding more mud to mine!"
"these leaves make the soup extra spicey!"
it was a successful play time with antique toys and no dogs were harmed.
but we still wish we had that pool.....
we are headed out to the zoo because it's only 90 today!
and i am surprising the kids with a movie afterwards.
and sam's club pizza for dinner.
cause we're fancy like that.
i do make them share a drink though.
when your only option is 32 oz....one per kid is quite ridiculous.
have a super day wherever you go!