Jun 5, 2011

Beat the Heat

The calendar says spring.  But the temp gauge spins to summer.  

Conversation with the kid goes like this:  
 
"Dad, dad, dad, can we go to the pool, huh?  I'm hot, let's swim, c'mon daddy!"  

It's difficult to say no to this: 


I respond: "Maybe you can see if the kids next door want to play in the water."  

ZAP!  She vanishes in two blinks.  A little later, I peer over the fence like Wilson on Tool Time and capture the water war waging between neighbor Will and Pigtails. 

Will, in a thick Russian accent:  I WILL CLUSH YOU, TINY TAILS OF PIG!  ACTIVATE ZEE WATER CANNON...ZOG-SPLAT!


Pigtails:  OH YEAH...EAT FILTHY UNTREATED POOL WATER, MINI MAN...WA-HA-HAAA!!


In unison:  RUN, OUR PARENTS ARE CALLING US INSIDE!  ENGAGE THE ANTI-GRAVITY SWIMSUITS...FLY AWAY!


Water bill for an afternoon of giggles ~  $2.
Being a kid, sharing a carefree summer with a best friend ~  Priceless.

-Beard

1 comment:

  1. Fun! Yes, I think Spring was one day last week. I love that kids are easily amused with water, it makes summer easy.

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