|Target acquired: Corey|
It's not that I forgot about them, but I didn't find a good time or place to introduce them for family fun. But with summer waning, the box was pulled from the closet. I had plenty of takers for a wet war. After placing the filled balloons in laundry baskets, my fellow revelers and I made our way to a park. As luck would have it, I had the three grandloves in the car with me, other adults following in another car. It was suggested that those in our car would take on Colin and Corey in the fight to end all summers - or this summer, at least. Bless their naive souls, they thought our four against their two would be a beat-down. I was pretty sure it would be, too, though I was expecting to receive the beating. Unfortunately, I was right.
Thanks to the aforementioned water balloon filling invention, the fight lasted several times longer than the filling. That, right there, is a win! What is the proper way to wrap up a water balloon fight? Well, Colin happened to notice that the laundry basket held its share of water - more than any single balloon! He also happened to notice that I was showering his daughter with a balloon. In an effort to defend her honor, I guess, or just because (see aforementioned competitive glee commentary), I know EXACTLY how much water a laundry basket holds! Thank you, Emma, for photo documenting!
I might still lament the end of summer, but I do it with a smile - and a promise to do it again next year!