Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Slip 'n' Sliding Away . . .

I bought the kids a Slip 'n' Slide today.

It's been in the nineties here this week, and our backyard looks level, but only until you try to set up a kiddie pool. And I guess I like to live vicariously on the edge, watching my kids flirt with mild danger from time to time (as long as they never accept a date with it). Here is what I've learned:

  • My kids think the Slip 'n' Slide is a giant drinking fountain.
  • The Slip 'n' Slide gets the kids wet all over; hence, it has kid-cleaning potential.
  • Soap makes the Slip 'n' Slide more slippery.
  • I will probably not get away with playing "Hair Salon" with the Slip 'n' Slide again. But the kids got really clean.
  • After a few days, I won't need that stupid piece of wet plastic for the kids to have fun. The resulting mudslick will become their personal Slop 'n' Slide.


TJWriter said...

Grats on the blog and the cute kiddos.

-Kelly M. said...

I had a Slip 'N Slide when I was a kid. Used to hurt my tummy because our backyard wasn't flat.

TJWriter said...

Get a hold of me tomorrow and I'll help you with the links and getting them to work.

September said...

slip sliding away - ahhh, the memories of when my children were young. Oh wait - they still love them!