Mama Diaries

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Different Kind of Jet Pack

My nine-year-old son was playing with the garden hose, again.  I watched as he sprayed a strong jet of water straight down, onto the driveway.

"Bubba?" I asked.  "What are you doing?  If you're going to use the water, at least water the grass or the plants."

"I'm making a jet pack," he answered.

"A jet pack?" I looked at that kid sideways.

"Yeah, Mama.  Watch how it works."  He sprayed the water onto the ground again and jumped up as he did it. "See?  It launched me into the air."

"Dude," I said.  "I think you launched yourself into the air!"

He shook his head.  "I did jump.  But, the the water made me go higher and stay up longer.  You try it."

I took the hose, sprayed the water and jumped. The only thing that was different from a regular jump, was that I got wetter.  "I don't think your hypothesis is correct."

He gave me a very serious look.  "Yes, it is.  You're just too heavy!"

36 comments:

  1. If only the water jet pack really worked!

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  2. oh, noes, was he bad enough to imply a diet?!?

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    1. I definitely don't need a diet! I have no idea what he was thinking.

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  3. That is adorable. A child's mind is amazing! :)

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  4. Might just need a bit more water pressure for you lol

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  5. He's brilliant. He'll have to work on his diplomacy, however.

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    1. Yes. People who really are overweight would take offense to that comment.

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  6. Kids! My stepdaughter used to push on my husband's stomach and say, "Pudding" when she was young. Of course, he just meant you're not a kid like he is, so you aren't as light.

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    1. I bet your husband was thrilled about that!

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  7. Because you're six feet tall and weigh 300 pounds.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. So funny. I'm going to try that when I water my garden.

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  9. Ohhhhh noooooo. Seriously, that kid is funny.

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  10. LOL! That was certainly a poor choice of words at the end...

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    1. Good thing I'm not fat, or my reaction would've been different.

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  11. Never doubt the hypothesis of that boy ;-)

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  12. Ah well, just need a stronger hose, I guess!
    I know this society interprets being heavy as a bad thing. I've spent many years fighting an eating disorder and trying to realize that it's just a neutral thing.
    I'm one of the Team Netherworld Nuts, visiting from the A to Z list. :-)

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  13. Oh no, a garden hose spray fight is due. :)

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  14. Oh, to have the imagination of the young again.

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    1. They have a never-ending supply of it!

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  15. Very cool idea. We'd probably get fined for it in SoCal with our drought and all.

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    1. You definitely wouldn't be using water for anything more than the necessities!

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  16. I love the jet pack of imagination and wonder!!!

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  17. Bubba does have a lively imagination, but you're definitely not too heavy.

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