Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Slip, Slip, Sliding Around!

Last week, when Mandy was home, before she left she placed a package by the back door and told me it was something I could use to allow the kids some good clean fun times this week.

Well, today was the first day that we were home long enough for them to have a chance to open this package and utilize it. And believe you me, when I see their Mother tomorrow, I'm going to give her a piece of my mind. Rest assured on that threat!

The package contained one medium sized "Slip 'n' Slide!"

The kids opened this and unfurled the item, spreading it over a good-sized section of the yard along the side of the house.

And then, they proceeded to hook up the hose and turn the outside spigot on and let the spray begin.

And boy, did they ever make the noise too once they had this thing watering everything in sight!

All kinds of screaming and shrieking and screeching sounds were coming in via the open kitchen windows to the point where I think they could have competed against a bunch of beginners learning to play guitar and/or violins and would have won in a contest for the most volume!

At one point, I wasn't sure if they were happy and laughing in between the shrieks and screams or if one of 'em was hurt and was screaming crying so I went out on the deck to take a peek and see what the heck they were doing that was causing so much revelry.

To my surprise, I saw this big long piece of plastic and a spray of water going in an arc over the plastic and at the bottom end of the piece, it was just full and covered with gobs and gobs of soapy bubbles!

I got Maya's attention -over the racket -finally and asked her what on earth they had put on this thing and she informed me that it was just a little bit of soap to make it good and slippery!

Yeah, well what exactly did you use for soap then anyway I asked her. And Kurtis pointed to a plastic bottle laying along side the slide so I asked him to bring it down to the deck so I could see what it was they were using.

When I realized it was a bottle of Dawn Dish Detergent that I had just purchased last week and which now was totally empty, I could have competed in volume then against a full marching band as I yelled at them for using all my dish washing liquid!

Arrgh! Using all my good Dawn detergent and running the hose for as long as they did -there goes my water bill up again this month and I'm going to have to make sure I keep a replacement bottle now of Dish detergent well hidden away before they decide to soap something else up too!

(Too bad I can't get Maya as interested in using the detergent for its intended purpose though, isn't it?)


Maggie May said...

Oh... its all very well for other people to buy these items and then leave you to it to supervise the chaos!!!!! I should ask daughter for a replacement detergent!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

terri said...

Hahaha! I'm sorry for laughing. I know what a headache it must have been to discover your soap was all gone, but I just have to laugh at Maya thinking she needed to make the slip and slide even more slippery!

Kids do love those slip and slides, don't they? I seem to remember my daughter and her friends making one out of plastic tarps in the back yard and this was just a few years ago when they were in high school!