This was Piper’s experience last year with the sprinkler.
But this year, this year, she’s really big enough to PLAY in the sprinkler! I’m so excited!
We went garage sale-ing on Friday (got a Little Tikes police car Cozy Coupe- can’t wait to show you what I have planned for it, a whole big bag of Little People, a Weebles castle, with all the weebles, a Leap Frog activity table, keyboard kickboard for the new little one, a drum, a xylophone, a wooden two-step stool for Piper at the bathroom sink, and a fishing pole game- all for $19!!!), and by the time we got home, we were roasty. I got the new police car out of the van and took Piper up and down the street for a few minutes before Luke got home from work. When he got home, he turned on the sprinkler for a few minutes- Piper was intrigued with the outside shower (she kept signing “bath”), so I took off her pants and let her go play.
She got realllly close…
She laughed. At first. For 3.2 seconds.
…and then she realized she was chilly. And wet. And she wasn’t sure if it was actually fun or not. So she stopped in the middle of the grass, and got upset that she was still getting wet. I thought for a minute that Luke was going to have to go out there and rescue her (because you know that running after the kid through the sprinkler is a Daddy’s job- I think it’s in a manual somewhere), but she turned around and came back on her own. Crying.
She made sure that Dad knew she didn’t approve of his coaxing. Crusties were quite abundant for a while.
…as were veeeeery silly piggies.