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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another lesson learned.

Do not give your child control of the garden hose on a hot, summer day unless you are standing close to the faucet so that you can turn the water off quickly if the hose should "accidentally" be directed at you.

If some child did have the audacity to blast you, point-blank, with a hose full of cold water do not run around shrieking like a banshee, as the child might confuse your running and shrieking as playing along. Even though you're fully clothed. Even though you are demanding she STOP.



Lesson 296: Sometimes it is much easier to do the chores yourself than it is to enlist the help of playful children.

63 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Lol..."Mommy's scared of waaaaaaterrrrr, Mommy's scared of waaaaaaterrrr...!!!!"

Tammy Howard said...

Duly noted.

ScoMan said...

I think the same rule could be applied to most husbands. Men see it as a good way of never being trusted with that particular chore again.

Michel said...

HAHA! You didn't see that one coming? COME ON! We all did that as a child...why? because it is HILARIOUS.

They always run....

Yaya said...

The 4 yr old I nanny for loves playing with the hose. And yes, I've gotten soaked "accidentally"....

resplendentlife said...

yeah, it's the same way with dogs; if you run away, they think your playing right along with them.

I have to say that when I read your post I tried to imagine the alternative to running around shrieking. Hmmmm.....a very stern Kathy B! standing still, wearing a severe facial expression and saying, "Stop it right this minute young lady" all the while being soaked from head to toe with the water hose.

ROFL!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! LMAO!!!!

Oh, sorry. It was a funny picture!!!

Megryansmom said...

The adventures at your house are never ending! You ARE the Kool Aid house.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

oh I can so see this happening...only because its happened to me before and well yeah I admit it...Ive done it to others before...sometimes you just cant take the temptation anymore!!!!

ck said...

Our kids so patiently try to teach us. They really do. Hopefully one day we'll learn...

Yvonne said...

At least she waited till it was hot!

blueviolet said...

Turn it back on them! Payback!

confused homemaker said...

This is a lesson I have learned, not as much fun learning it as reading about it.

Hit 40 said...

Always easier to just do the chores yourself!!!

Just call me OCD control freak. I don't want help.

Lindy said...

I've given my daughter strict instruction.

Feel free to spray Grandma with the hose - Mommy? No.

Kathy B! said...

I suppose I should have mentioned that I ALWAYS squirt people with the hose. But when I do the squirting, it's hilarious and people laugh.

I can see where they might have been confused.

Rachel said...

An unfortunate lesson I have learned the hard way, too. And Kathy B, you are the Queen of Mixed Messages.

Undercover-Princess said...

My dog LOVES the water hose. The kids will get it and squirt him in the face and he just tries to bite the water and runs around the yard. He ROLLS in mud like a pig.....

Remind me again why I keep that dog.

Grant said...

Just be sure to pack a Super-Soaker so you can return fire.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Sounds like summer fun to me!

i am the diva said...

lol too cute!!

evenshine said...

Hose+children=momwithamargarita.

That's how we roll in my crib.

TKW said...

I'm heading over to evenshine's crib.

I always tell the girls that it's totally okay to turn the hose on daddy or big brother R. But Momma? Not unless your ass wants a whoopin'.

And I am evil because I am laughing at you.

Susie said...

Yeah...that's a hard lesson learned:-)

forever folding laundry said...

It's the same with bears: if you encounter one, never run away. Walk away slowly. Otherwise they think you want to be eaten.

Also the same with salespeople at those little kiosks in the mall. Never make eye contact, or they think you want to be called "sweetie" and that you do need a new cell phone.

Lesson 296 is a good one!! :)

~Keri

Juls said...

yeah, I've been a participant in a back yard wet t-shirt contest that I didn't know I'd entered before... Not too fun...and no prizes involved. What a rip-off.

:)

Lynnette Labelle said...

LOL Too funny! I could totally see my kids doing that.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Reveda Prisha Umankshi Bhatt said...

Lovely.....lovely.....lovely!

The Good Cook said...

Oh, I hope you got those children back goooodd!!

ps. enjoy it while you can - one day they grow into teens and won't be caught dead with you - in the yard or not!

Nikki said...

Oh my goodness gracious.. my boyfriend did that to me last night when washing his car. I wish I would have known that "do not run around shrieking like a banshee" advice before this happened.

Jen said...

I have to agree.

the ungourmet said...

Thanks! Yeah, it's funny how our screaming is a signal to them that we want another shot of freezing cold water sprayed on our face! Happy summer! ;0)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Number 296 is noted..HA! NEver give the kids watering lessons unless you plan on being the one watered! Husbands fall into this category, too!

for a different kind of girl said...

Oh, dear, amen. Plain and simple...amen!

Kate said...

I know my kids would do that in a heart beat. You are right some times you just have to do it yourself.

faemom said...

That's funny. Apperantly this works with a water canon that your cousin's son is holding, who thinks it's funny to get you because daddy is too far away. The solution is not to scream, but grab a giant bucket of cold, cold water. Dump it on the kid. Repeat as necessary.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

AHAHAHAHAHA! I love it! Hey, where were you when I was learning this lesson first hand with Princess Nagger, hmmmm? (GRIN!!)

WhisperingWriter said...

How funny. My son sprayed me once and I screamed, "HEY!" so loud that I think I traumatized him or something.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Oh no! I have to say, though, as hot as it was today where I was, that would have been nice..had I not been fully clothed...wait. Oh, you know what I mean! :-)

Helene said...

Yeah, I've learned this lesson the hard way too. Live and learn, right?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

My boys quickly learned that is a no go here. Daddy? Fair game.

LadyFi said...

Mowhahaha! It may be easier to do the chores yourself, but it is not nearly as fun - or wet!

Anonymous said...

I would have killed my kids!! You didn't tell us how it ended, did you freak out or did you jump in and steal the hose and squirt them back?!

Keyona said...

Thanks for the warning. Hee hee hee. :o)

supah ~d said...

That's cute.
:)
Sits friend.
d

parentingBYdummies said...

Don't I know it! Having been blasted by #2 on numerous occasions, including ones when I am dressed for work. Can you believe the old blog yesterday? C-R-A-Z-Y!

Suzy said...

WHERE IN THE HELL DO YOU LIVE AND GET OUT OF THERE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WE HAVE TO CALL A ZOO TO RESCUE YOU.

I went a little cap crazy. Sorry.

Zeemaid said...

sooooo what you're saying is I can't expect this to stop any time soon since your kids are older than mine....

shoot and I was so hopefully the end was near. ;)

Kristen said...

good lesson to learn! hehe.

passions and soapboxes said...

hahahaha! You can't be that naive. You don't put a hose in their hands without setting the rules....."Get Mommy wet and you die"

peewee said...

again. Are these the days you really REALLY miss michele?

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh admit it - you loved it, lol!!! Sounds like fun!

Pam said...

I learned this lesson from my son long ago. I think they do it to get out of chores! lol

Stesha said...

One lesson I had to learn the hard way.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Zip n Tizzy said...

I know that lesson well. (As well as the part of the mixed messages ;)

bettyl said...

Yes, teaching children to be a bit more responsible is not always easy!

Sandy said...

Gotta write that one down somewhere.

LiLu said...

Hahaha, too cute! I mean, horrible...

(But really cute.) :-)

smithofsanjose@yahoo.com said...

I feel like I knw your kids from reading this blog. I bet it was Emily who did this!

Wifey said...

This sounds like you might be talking from experience but we all know that none of your children would dare follow in their mama's foot steps and squirt someone (especially their own flesh and blood) with a water hose.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Kathy B! said...

Dear Anonymous,

HA! It was not Emily it was Abby :)

She's equally as quirky as Emily... just maybe hasnt' gotten the same press!

Debbie said...

You know you loved it!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

All I could think about when I read this post is that I don't even like it when my kids get me wet in the bath.

Although, I must admit that I would have paid $$ to see this happen. Too funny!

-Francesca

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