This year I bought Ivy a new sprinkler. I’m not usually all about buying my kids stuff like huge beach ball shaped sprinklers but since I ran over her old sprinkler over with the tractor I sort of felt I owed her one. The problem is that a huge beach ball that is a sprinkler was cooler in theory than in actuality, there really isn’t a whole lot of water that comes out and so it seems that in order for Ivy to be amused by it I need to make up games for her to play with it. In the past we have played things like run and touch a color. The other good game I discovered is try and jump over the water while I take your picture. What a face!
That face almost worth the fact that she needs me to sit and play with her to play with it for more than five seconds. The plain old garden watering sprinkler, seems to promote solitary play but no, guilty me went and bought a “cool” one and now I’m playing too, and of course noone wants to play with a plain old sprinkler when you could use the beach ball one.. Clara on the other hand actually does like the new sprinkler better, the gentle sprinkles are just her style and she can pull up and stand on the ball while smacking the water. Sadly it is only a matter of time before Clara realizes that she could be eating rocks off of the driveway and makes a break for it. Then we made up a new game for Ivy called bring your little sister back up here. Oh and then sometimes Clara eats my tree. A fact that is completely unrelated to sprinklers but makes a good picture.