The solution? A Slip ‘n Slide, of course!
Plus: Entertains the neighbors! Everybody wins!
Actually, I caught myself for the briefest of moments feeling uncomfortable at putting my feet in the yardwater, getting grass clippings in between my toes. As though I would immediately have to jump in bed, transferring all the water and lawn flotsam to my sheets. Fortunately I realized that there was no reason not to be a muddy, grassy mess. I mean, good lord, it’s grass. And the hose was right there. What a blessing that realization was: Have you experienced lately the pure joy of standing soaking wet in your back yard, in the sunshine, splashing your feet in water?
That evening, we played with another of our backyard toys—the grill—and cooked up some tasty hamburgers. That’s how you do Sunday in the summertime.