Mama Diaries

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wet Kids

Last night, after I had finished teaching violin lessons, I heard a lot of screaming.  It was coming from my backyard.  Curious, I went to investigate.  All the sprinklers were turned on in the backyard, and eight kids were standing in the middle of them, getting soaking wet.

I didn't even recognized half of those kids.  What the heck is going on here? I thought.  I walked out to see.

My husband was standing at the edge of the yard next to be big hole.  He had a shovel in his hands.  "I fixed the sprinklers!" he said, all proud of himself.

"I see that," I said.  "What's with the kids?" I said.  "I don't think their parents will be too thrilled when they come home soaking wet!"

"They just showed up," he said.

I looked at all of them having a good time.

Then our hundred pound German Shepherd barked from inside the house.  What did my husband do?  He let him out.  So then there were eight wet kids and one wet German Shepherd all barking, screaming, and running around my backyard.

Oy!

   

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  1. Nothing like the smell of a wet dog!

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    1. Just awful! We gave him a bath afterwards, so at least he'd smell like doggy shampoo!

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  2. I am imagining being one of these kids trying to explain how I got all wet. I suspect that they went with the truth and their mothers all gasped and said something like, "You mean you don't even know these people? And you were all alone with a MAN who turned on his sprinkler so you could run around and get wet?"

    "Not just a man, mom. The lady come out and then the dog was let out. It was a big dog, too."

    Even as mom calms down, she is still mad about her newly wet floors and a kid that now needs a bath. "You are grounded."

    On the bright side, your husband fixed the sprinklers!!!

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    1. Haha! My kids were out there, too, so hopefully those kids knew my kids.

      And yes, I'm pleased that my husband fixed the sprinklers!

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  3. LOL! Sprinklers always bring kids out. They're just so much fun.

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  4. lol saves giving them and Schultz a bath

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    1. Haha! Having soap would've made it perfect.

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  5. That's great. And what a fun way to do W.

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  6. How long did it take for the dog to dry?
    Yvonne.

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    1. Not long. Maybe an hour. He gave himself a good shake when he was done.

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    1. The kids thought it was pretty awesome!

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  8. I like Robin's scenario! Probably true in at least one household.

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    1. So far, no parents have come knocking at our doors!

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  9. isn't it too cold for outside showering?

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    1. No. In Atlanta, it's about 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  10. Love this picture. Your husband know how to have fun and drive you nuts!

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  11. sounds like a party!!
    what's your address again? (ha ha)
    sprinklers are a kid magnet! (and dog magnet - my lab has a blast in the sprinklers too)
    love your stories - kids are so fun and full of surprises!

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    1. My house always seems to be the place to be! Every day, there's a pile of bikes in my driveway, and kids running around all over the place.

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  12. LOL. You have to enjoy these messy, fun moments. They're so rare. (Says the woman covered in mulch remnants and wet for pressure washing the house.)

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Shall we bottle the stuff and market it? ;0)

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  14. That's the stuff memories are made of!

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  15. Sounds like a great memory to me. It is just how I grew up. ?There were 6 of us and a couple of dogs. The sprinklers were our fun!

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    1. I grew up running through sprinklers in the summer, too. Lots of fun!

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    1. Haha! I made my creatures shower down with soap, though. Their sweat was just a little too stinky to be called "clean."

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  17. Winter is officially over. Good times.

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  18. Isn't that weird. I wonder where those kids came from and who told them it was ok to go in the sprinklers in a stranger's lawn.

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    1. I think my kids knew them, because they were outside in the sprinkler, too.

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  19. That sounds super fun. 8 wet kids and one wet dog.

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  20. Have sprinklers, will attract young crowd. And a big hairy dog. Add water...instant party!

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  21. Fun, fun..... Now if someone would fix my sprinklers, I'd go out and stand under the spray, too. haha

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  22. LOL! Gotta love it when a giant dog like Schultz gets wet...or, y'know, not. :P

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    1. He makes things even wetter - especially when he shakes!

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  23. As long as they don't bring in any mud or wet footprints. :)

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    1. Mud is the worst! In Georgia, it's all that red soil. Yuck!

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  24. well fun was had. that's the important part. Almost makes the wet dog smell worth it ;)

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    1. Believe me, Schultz got soaped down after that!

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  25. Sounds like it was a fun time! :-)

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