Friday, June 5, 2009

Hydrophilic Children

What is it about children and water ... their affinity never ceases to amaze me. Be it a tiny puddle on the ground that DEMANDS being jumped in, to a water fountain with the potential to spray yards further than intended - children can never resist. Isaac is no exception. A few weeks ago I watched him out of the corner of my eye as I checked out books at the library. He'd discovered that if he stuck his index finger in the hole while he pressed the button for the water fountain he could spray himself in the face. This had him squealing with laughter. I was just relieved to not have to wrestle him, several pounds of books and an uncooperative self check machine. An adult passed by and with some consternation looked at me sternly and stated the obvious, "He's ALL wet!" as if it were the beginnings of juvenile delinquency. Feeling rather juvenile myself I muttered, "Well, duh!" She didn't hear me and if she did, I'm sure she thought it was some poor teenage mother who couldn't handle one child and had gone and gotten herself pregnant again.

Anyhow, given Isaac's love of water we found some 'healthier' outlets for him ... ;0)

This self made pool kept him well occupied for over an hour as I cleaned the kitchen. There is something mesmerizing about water pouring from one cup to another ... to another ... to another .... Whatever makes the kid happy!

The front lawn needed extra watering but Isaac felt watering rocks was much more fun!

1 comment:

  1. He's so cute :) I'm so glad you've gotten some use out of our "junk" hah. My girls LOVED that little turtle as a pool.