Summer is here, and along with it comes tripled digit temperatures and humidity that hovers somewhere around 10%. And because it’s so hot and dry (we do live in a dessert after all) water play is at a premium.
In town we have a number of splash pads, basically giant fountains that are on the ground that kids can run through and play in. But once temperatures hit the 90s they are always so crowded.
The other day as I was browsing the dollar store (I needed a new broom and as we are moving across country at the end if the summer I’m not going to pay more than a dollar for one) I saw water squirters and knew I had to have them.
Cheap fun, that’s what I call it. For $4 and the price of a few gallons of water my kids and my sister were able to have hours if fun running around in the front lawn squirting each other and running from water.
Later that night when just my kids were again outside I went to check on them and decided to get in on the fun. I don’t know what the people driving by on the street thought of a grown woman running around fully clothed and dripping wet, but I didn’t care. It was a blast and an experience with my kids I won’t soon forget.
(And I’d like to point out that the first picture was taken on my phone. I remember my first digital camera had 3 megapixels and I thought it was pretty top of the line. Now my cell phone has a better camera than that. And it’s not even one that likes to brag about it’s camera.)