My kids and I have been spending a lot of time at the pool now that they're on summer vacation. Of course that meant we had to haul out all the pool toys and flotation devices. We discovered the inner tubes were in need of some serious air, so my son offered to inflate them. He unplugged the air stopper and started blowing. And blowing. And blowing. About five minutes later, he stopped. His face was red, and he was clearly quite exhausted.
"Mama, I think I'm out of hot air," he said. "Can you do this?" He handed me the tube and left.
I looked at the thing. There was no way I was going to blow air into it - especially after he slimed up the opening. I dragged it to the garage where I found a bike pump. I hooked it up and finished inflating. I did the same with the other.
When I was done, I found my boy and handed him the inner tubes. "Here you go, Bubba."
His eyes got big. "How did you do that, Mama? You must have a lot of hot air!"