Mama Diaries

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Little Night Fun

Last night, there were a lot of kids over at my house.  Everybody seemed to be getting along just fine, so I went about my business doing whatever it is I do.

A short while later, I heard screaming. And it seemed to be coming from outside.  I had to investigate.  What I found was a bunch of kids and a dog chasing a beam of light around the yard.

It was the flashlight game. Five kids and a very large German Shepherd (Schultz)  were bumping into each other, in a crazed frenzy, trying to catch this light.

I shook my head and watched.

Ten minutes later, and completely exhausted, they all marched into the house.

"I supposed you all want a bowl of water now," I said.

Six panting creatures with their tongues sticking out looked at me expectantly.

So I put out five soup bowls and one very large dog bowl filled with water and let them slurp it up.

(Fortunately, it was only Schultz who dribbled the water onto the floor.)
  

34 comments:

  1. The light trick works on kids? You must remember that!

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    1. It works on me, too. You wouldn't believe how much fun it is to chase a beam of light around the yard! ;0)

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  2. They probably went home and fell asleep. Their parents must be so grateful to you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm sure they were - after the kids took a bath. They went home rather sweaty and stinky!

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    2. Next time squirt them with some shower gel, hose them down, and then send them home.

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  3. That's awesome yaa and m sure they must be happy to find you:)
    Stay blessed:)

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  4. HA! It sound as if Schultz can be gentle while running. My kids chase the cat laser, but if they get in the way they get scratched.

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    1. Schultz is really good with kids. As big as he is, he tries to be very gentle.

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  5. I wish there was YouTube video of this :-)

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    1. That would be funny. I never have a camera when these things are going on!

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  6. I have to remember this when I babysit or have kids. When I was little, my dog and I would chase bubbles.

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    1. Bubbles are fun, but flashlight beams are where the action is. Way more high speed and exciting!

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  7. you know, those kids from Peter Pan had a dog for a nanny :)

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    1. I guess there's a reason why. Dogs are way more fun than grown ups!

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  8. That is a picture that would have been priceless! :) Too funny!
    ~Jess

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    1. They definitely liked their water bowls!

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  9. Schultz now has them playing the game haha next they'll be barking

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    1. Please don't say that! You'll give them ideas! ;0)

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  10. Children are such that they don't feel tired until they'r at the butt of their energy. So, you did right at the end. Thanks.

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    1. Kids seem to have an endless amount of energy!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading about the antics at my place!

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  12. What a great and fun way to tire out a bunch of kids!!!

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    1. Way better than sitting in front of the TV!

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  13. That sounds like fun. You are such a cool Mom.

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    1. Thanks. I kind of think I'm a little crazy!

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