My twelve-year-old son walked in the house yesterday, completely drenched.
"What happened to you?" I asked.
"I did the water bottle challenge," he answered.
"The what?" I couldn't wait to hear what this was all about.
"My friend challenged me to put a water bottle on my head, with the cap loose. Then I had to ride my bike."
"You rode your bike with an open water bottle on your head?" I couldn't believe it.
"Yeah. It stayed on for about two seconds, and then fell off, and the water spilled all over me."
I shook my head. "Dude. Did it ever occur to you, that it's pretty much impossible to ride a bike and keep anything but a helmet on your head? And why didn't you try this trick with the cap securely fastened?"
He looked at me funny. "Why would I do that? It wouldn't be much of a challenge if the cap was on. The fun is getting wet."
Oh. Right. Of course.