One of the neighbor boys came over today and dug for rocks in the back yard with the kids. They dug up lots of small colored stones and one bigger, mud covered, blue stone (at least they called it blue). They carried it around to the driveway and then asked for Super Soakers and bathing suits.
When I told them it was only 50 degrees and I didn’t think it was quite bathing suit/water gun weather, they were all quite sad. Then they changed their tune and asked for the Super Soakers to “wash off the rock”. Not entirely prepared for the Super Soakers in any case, I instead talked them into an alternative- a huge bucket of water, some empty Sunny D. bottles, and some old toothbrushes. My son was so excited by being able to make his own squirt gun out of the Sunny D. bottle, he said we should send the idea into one of the TV shows he watches sometimes (called Crash, Bang, Splat on Discovery Kids).
The kids had fun and didn’t freeze too badly 🙂