Sprinkler fun!!


One of my favorite things to do when I was a child was to run through the sprinkler. I thought it was more fun than swimming in a pool. Here in the south, when I was little, we would go down to the nearest lake and go swimming. You know, the local swimming hole. I never really got into that. I was always afraid fish would nibble on my toes. Yes, it is a strange fear to have, but it is one of my many quirks. I still don't like swimming in lakes or swimming holes around here. When you add in the water moccasins, I won't get off the shore or out of the boat. Yep, I am a scaredy pants. Just think about it, if there weren't so many people like me, there would be no therapists. Just doing what I can to keep another section of our economy going. ;)

This was last week. It has mostly rained here this week. Imagine 5 kids stuck in the house for days on end... yep you can see how my week has been. I am now officially praying for the sun to come out. The kids had a blast. It also reminded me it is time to buy the girls' swimsuits. And we need more towels. And few more fun styled sprinklers. And a slip n slide. No pools, though. My kids like to dunk each other and if I didn't drain it every time it was used, I might be down a few kids. So, I am officially the mean mom that say no to a pool... at least until the kids are older. When the kids tell me I am horribly mean, I tell them, "Thanks!! Now I know I am doing my job!!". I try really hard not to follow it with  the cackle of the Wicked Witch of the West, but sometimes it just slips out. :)
I hope everyone has been having a great week!! I am looking forward to some good weather. I have some painting to do to our shed before our surprise visitor comes on the 19th. 

5 comments: to “ Sprinkler fun!!

  • Deb
    May 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

    we always love playing in the sprinklers...my kids also...my daughter has danced since she was 2used to try her leaps over the sprinkler... have a really cute photo of her doing it...hope the weather gets nice for you soon....

  • Melissa Miller
    May 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

    Hi Kelly,
    Oh my the sprinklers look soooo fun!

    Thank you very much for entering my RED giveaway!
    I always appreciate your visits. ~Good Luck!

    Have a blessed Sunday.
    ~Melissa :)

  • Sarah
    May 4, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

    My boys turned our slip-n-slide into a contact sport... they would grease it down with crisco and see who could slide the farthest OFF the slide. One poor kid slid into our fence! I love back yard fun in the summer. Last but not least, I'm with you on the "swimmin' hole". If I can't see what's swimming beside me I'm o-u-t! God's blessings for a great day!!! :D

  • Melissa Miller
    May 4, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

    Thank you Kelly! :)

    Let me know when you post the front porch. I know it will be so pretty.

  • John Bergsing Photography
    May 5, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

    The kids really need to get outside more. Hope it's dry out there.