I bribed Hazel to go to sleep last night by telling her she could help me clean the bathroom in the morning. This girl loves scrubbing the toilet and of course doing the honorary ‘potty on the bubbles’ afterwards. Hey we aren’t all work and no play!
As Phillip was heading to Menards today to purchase some supplies for our upcoming deck project, I asked him to pick up a sprinkler for Hazel. I thought a sprinkler would be a very age appropriate and SAFE water activity. Well about 2 hours later Phillip returned and I asked him if he got the sprinkler, his response “No….but I did get her a slip n slide.” “I am not sure that is a very good/safe idea,” I said. “The box said for ages 5 and up so she should be fine. ” Was his response.
Hahaha. Well to his cedit it was a child appropriate size and not very threatening looking. My childhood memories of slip n slides involve miles of blue plastic and images of smashed faces and sprained ankles. This little guy was not quite so daunting. It also came with a tiny ittle floaty to slide on. Hazel would mount the floaty and Phillip just gave her a push down the slide. It was pretty cute and had a tiny pool at the end and water squirting out along the sides. Callum even got in on the action.
Another one of my summer goals was to find hazel a nice sand/water table since I walked into the bathroom the other day and the sink was about 2 seconds away from flooding onto the floor. Perhaps we should take this activity outside??
I found really cute tables ranging from $30-70, all just a tad more than we wanted to pay. Philip suggested just getting storage containers, so that is what we did. Total cost including sand = $10 and Hazel would never know the difference!