Mama Diaries

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Boy Mop

We have a stellar sprinkler system for our yard in Georgia. (I guess with this heat, you need a good one!) My nine-year-old son loves playing in the water jets when they turn on.  Yesterday, when the sprinklers came on, he bolted out the front door, wearing his tee shirt and shorts.

"Bubba," I called after him, "Why don't you change into your bathing suit?"

Too late.  He was already soaked.

He ran around, squealing with delight, getting completely drenched.

When he was finished, he came back inside.  He stood on the floor as the water dripped off of him.  In five seconds, there was a huge puddle of water.

"Bubba, what am I going to do with you?"  I said, looking at him.

"Use me as a mop.  These floors need to be cleaned anyway!"  He sat down on his rear end and scooted along the floor.

Perfect.  And I don't even have to push!

28 comments:

  1. Kids will be kids. I bet he made more mess.

    I'm searching for That Mama is a Grouch. I want to write a review. I should have done so a long time ago, but it's better late than never."

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    1. No, Schultz is the one who make things more of a mess!

      Thanks for looking up That Mama is a Grouch. It might not be available on Kindle at the moment, because I enrolled it in the new Matchbox program. Amazon is doing whatever it's doing with it. It should be up shortly, though. If you have trouble finding it, I'll send you the link. (Actually, there's a link here on my blog - just click the picture.)

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  2. That's so funny! I can just imagine him mopping your floor sitting down!
    Sprinkler systems are great in the south. You really will appreciate it in the summer because otherwise your lawn will be looking dreadfully thirsty instead of nice and green.

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    1. I think sprinkler systems are a necessity here. It beats dragging out the hose!

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  3. Now there's a boy who can think laterally:-)

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    1. He's always using his head (or his rear). ;)

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  4. Hi, Sherry. I hope the move went well and you are all settled into the house. Are the kids liking their new schools?

    Bubba is too funny!

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    1. Bubba loves his school! My daughter, not so much. It's middle school, and a huge change from her elementary school in Ohio. Hopefully she'll adjust and make friends.

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  5. this story would sound more natural with Schultz in the same role :)

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  6. Wonderful! certainly brought a smile to my face.

    Thanks for your comment, When I fly to Atlanta am only there for a few hours waiting for my connecting flight.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Maybe that's not much time, then. Well, I'll think of you when you fly overhead. ;0)

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  7. I love how Bubba thinks!
    Hope you're settling into your new home nicely. :-)

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    1. Hi Tracy! Great to see you again. I hope you enjoyed your summer! We're slowly figuring things out.

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  8. So you have dirty floors at your sea, oh the shame.

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    1. It's all Schultz's fault. He's shedding!

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  9. Saves you the trouble of cleaning, sort of

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  10. *LOL* As long as he doesn't leave any streaks, he's doing the work for you. :)

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  11. Mop-butt boy! ROFL! He is a hoot! :)

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    1. Isn't' he funny! Sounds like a great title for a book, too!

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  12. You may not have to mop, but you most assuredly will have to do the laundry. But he's right about sprinklers - they are a lot of fun! :-)

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    1. I can't get away from the work, can I? Yes, sprinklers are a lot of fun. I was thinking about joining him out there. ;0)

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  13. Now that could save some money in buying the mops...

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    1. Perhaps, but then I'd end up spending it on laundry detergent. ;0)

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  14. Hope you've settled into the new home, Sherry.
    It certainly seems like Bubba has! Children adapt so quickly...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Bubba has adapted quickly. It helps that he loves his school and has made some friends.

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