Monday, May 21, 2012

sprinkler fun (and not)

Got out the sprinkler for the first time this season.  Not sure why this hasn't been one of our regular go-to activities; sometimes I think I wasn't given the Mom Manual, you know, the one which discusses Lunchables and Gymnastics and Bitty Soccer and Disney Princesses and Pat-a-Cake and Sponge Bob and Chuck E. Cheese and all the other things my children are blithely unaware of. 

To no one's surprise, 75% of the kids were delirious with enjoyment.








Unfortunately for Shu, the sprinkler fell into the Things of Which I Am Absolutely Terrified category. 


He calmed down pretty quickly once he understood the water could no longer reach him, and when he flashed the camera his trademark "smile," I knew he was fine.  As long as he stayed far, far away from the yard.  Oh well.  We have all summer to warm up. 


Was happy to get a few beautiful shots of my Hummus Girl (who graduates from preschool tomorrow...pass the tissues, please).  Beautiful because she is...not because of my photography. 





 




6 comments:

Lindsay said...

Looks like it was more fun than not. At least Shu had a good time watching? After the initial fright?

Rita and John said...

I was thinking today how our children have these fears that are so obviously absurd--obvious to us as adults, at least. Then I was thinking, does God watch us and think the same thing? How can she be so scared of that challenge? Why is she so worried about that? Of course everything will be OK. I don't know if it's comparable, but I feel like I should be able to learn something from my children's fears--and I know it's not that carousels are terrible. (Those are lovely photos of your Hummus Girl!)

thewonderfulhappens said...

Why was I pretty sure who the scared 25% was going to be :)
Maybe he would like a very small, docile and still plastic kiddie pool to play in all on his own!
My 2 have preschool graduation tomorrow too (gulp). Good luck!

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Krissy said...

love the beautiful pix of the 75%!

ps - that was me in the wrong google acct posting to your blog and deleting it...

Kim said...

LOVE your comment - Beautiful because she is...not because of your photography!! Couldn't agree more!!!! All of your kiddos are precious!