Friday, August 6

A Resolution regarding Water Balloons

Hello Pals. Happy Friday!

Today, I'm making a resolution. One I'd like to share with you.
This morning, I saw a commercial in which a mother and her children were having a water balloon fight. They looked like they were just livin it up; water splashing everywhere, laughter and sunshine, smiles all around... and I thought "Oh, isn't that nice..."

(Looks like fun, huh?)

and then...

Thirty minutes later, when I was driving down Skillman Ave toward my favorite Target, I had a startling realization. You have to really throw a water balloon at someone in order for it to pop. I mean, you have to put some muscle behind that thing! AND... if it doesn't pop, it kind of just hurts the person that you threw it at.
All of a sudden, the commercial wasn't so cute anymore. In fact, I thought, "That mom was totally rude!"

So, today I declare to you that I will never ever have a water balloon fight with my children. Laila and whoever else comes along, I can't guarantee that you'll never get hit with a water balloon but, little darlings, I can assure you that you'll never get hit with one thrown by me.

That is all.


  1. I NEVER thought about that, but you're totally right! Cruel, cruel mother!

    What about shaving cream fights?

    (I miss that Target you're talking about. Sigh.)

  2. My initial thought was, "it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye". Then I realized that although that quipy retort seemed quite humorous when I was referring to you or Clay, it doesn't seem so funny where Laila is concerned. I think this means.... I throw the water balloon at you and Laila's only involvement is wild, giggly, snorting, laughter. Love, dad