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Thread: Water War at my house!

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    Water War at my house!

    Some of our kids came home for a few days, along with grandbabies. Our yard may never recover. Papa and I sat on the porch (declared it a dry zone) and watched.
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    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Looks like fun!!!

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    Looks like a great time was had by all.

    My family (my kids with their families, brothers & their families) has a mini-reunion every summer, usually 25-30 of us. Several years ago, my brother brought squirt gun & big water blasters for everyone. Good thing it was a hot day 'cause we were all soaked. We had a blast.

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    So who had the most fun, the big kids or the little ones?

    Pat in MN

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    Quote Originally Posted by decky View Post
    So who had the most fun, the big kids or the little ones?

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    My thoughts exactly!
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    I'm not sure but I think the big kids had as much as the little ones. Dan and I laughed and laughed while watching. We enjoyed watching as much as they enjoyed getting wet. Jamie didn't get to come home from Texas but at least we had most of the kids and a few of the grandkids.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Those water tubes that they were shooting were 2 for $5 at Wal-mart. They're easy to fill and shoot a strong stream about 15-20'.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    A great time was had by ALL.
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    How fun is that? We had Canadian relatives visit us in military housing (read:small for everyone to fit in), so the kids went outside and started squirting each other with the water hose...it was a hot day and they had fun. They are now grown with kids of their own and still talk about that day!!!
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    What a hoot! Brings back fun memories...thanks for the pictures.

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    This sounds sooo familiar only they never honor the dry zone
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    Wish they had adult size of those, as it has been so hot here lately and summer
    hasn't even started!! We have had tornadoes in the area the last few days;
    lucky no one was hurt or killed, tree damage and some walls came down on a
    carwash, old trailer houses torn up and only a back part of the local grocery
    store where freezer and a/c units were damaged. We had heard the roof
    was gone and that would have meant the people would have to go 23 miles
    for a grocery store; it should be ready to open in less than a week.

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    Great pics. Love to see everyone outside, having fun and getting active. Too many kids don't know how to "play" anymore (big ones or little).

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    Awe, looks like they were having fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lillybeck View Post
    This sounds sooo familiar only they never honor the dry zone
    We had everyone's cell phones and wallets on the porch with us. That way we were guaranteed a dry zone. lol

    They've all gone home now and the house seems so quiet. Our 13 yr. old is still here but even she's rather quiet. We've all done a lot of resting/sleeping since yesterday.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    I know I would rather have the fun, the memories, and the joys of the day than the grass and manicured yard. It looks like everyone had fun cooling off ... including the dry zone watchers!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    We used to love playing in the sprinklers on hot summer days as kids. Your set-up looks a might fancier. Thank goodness you are not under water restrictions.

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    My DH has a huge family and we all used to get together for July 4th. In 1982 his cousin hosted the party in his sloping back yard. One game for the kids was bobbing for apples in a washtub at the top of the slope. Where the water sloshed over, a muddy spot was created and soon all the kids were sliding down the slope in the mud. Then the "big boys" (my DH, his dad, his 5 brothers, and a few cousins) got into it and started sliding and rolling in the mud too. Pretty soon, they started dragging all the women into the mud, even my MIL! I had a three-month old baby, who I held firmly on my lap, so I just got mud rubbed all over my face and arms. But every other person in that yard was covered head to toe. The cousin's yard would never be the same, but that was probably one of the most fun and memorable family get-togethers we've ever had.
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