It was very hot last week and the kids were begging for relief. I wasn't quite ready to get in the cold pool water again so soon so decided instead to let the kids just run through the sprinkler toy that I had bought. I got it primarily for the little ones but I must say even the big boys had fun with it.
It all started out innocently enough. They would take turns running back and forth between the spraying noodles. Then Hoss decided that he needed to spray water into his mouth. So they all had to start spraying water into their mouths. Again, nothing to bad about all that, is there?
But you add in a few more boys and next thing you know the girls are left standing on the sidelines while the boys and their friends pretend to be firemen and put out the fire with the various "hoses". Again really not to bad. But these are boys you know, and next thing I know the girls are standing right next to the boys and their friends as they all have a peeing contest to see who's water will go the furthest or who can put out the most fires. My girls will not be left out of any peeing contest if they can help it. (Did I really just say that?)
I'm all about equality, my girls will always be told they can do anything boys can do. Especially if it means that all the kids get to play at the same time without whining and crying to mom about one thing or another.