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.)