Sunday, June 7, 2009

An Order Of Belly With Side Of Baby-Back Ribs

rocking the ribs/distended gut combo from too much hose water
This, people, is what happens when the hose water is too delicious to resist, and you drink far more than your share of the delicious hose water, and though you have no bum or hips or body fat to speak of, you end up looking...swollen. With child. (In fact, this photo is making me physically uncomfortable and suddenly stricken with the urge to pee and complain loudly about my heartburn.)

Take heed, children: this is a Cautionary Hose Photo.

Seriously, though, is there a better part of childhood summers than THE HOSE? The giver of joy and glee and torture and comfort and thirst-quenching (though weirdly brackish) delight?

squirt
hoser
I think not, hosers. Happy Summer.

21 comments:

laesmralda said...

LOL That first photo is adorable. I can just hear the shloshing of the water in that big ol' belly. :)

Chris said...

Classic! Your title is perfect. The hose is still a favorite summer toy for our boys, 11, 9 and 3. The three-year-old is occasionally afflicted with what your son has temporarily been stricken with, but it always resolves it's self.

Happy Summer to you too. Glad you're back! :-)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Happy Summer!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

All that I could think is that he must have had to go pee like no other a little while later.

Beautiful photos and summer tale, Melanie!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy summer--and lucky you no water rationing. In San Diego you could only play that game for 10 minutes before 10 a.m. on T/Th/Sat.

Stu said...

My kidneys hurt just looking at that picture :)

Ah, hosewater...

-Stu

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

That grin undoes me.

The Gossamer Woman said...

He doesn't look like he is in any discomfort, but I am looking at him.

Kristianna said...

I did that so many times as a kid... and loved jumping around to hear the sloshing!

the cheap chick said...

Ah... the hose. Aka my cheap form of air conditioning whilst growing up. I'm glad some thrills never change :)

iCarrie said...

Ohhh, Ow! I'm assuming he sloshed around for a few hours after that session with the hose.
So glad to see such wonderful photos of your kids.

Life As I Know It said...

Aw, what a little cutie. Looks like he had a blast with the hose!

Heather D said...

My little dude discovered the hose about 2 weeks ago and his life is changed forever.
Happy Summer to you!

Nora said...

H has also just discovered the hose. He wants to water every damn thing like his daddy.

heidi said...

delish.

justhay said...

Happy Summer Melanie!

lapoflux said...

beautiful photos!!
That smile - wow!

Magpie said...

Yeah, that belly, ouch!

My child spent an hour out on the deck last night with bowls of water and lots of plastic animals. I could hear her from the kitchen, doing the myriad voices as the animals had adventures.

~m said...

Happy summer to you! now excuse me while i go potty.

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

Thank you for Sharing your adorable Pictures! Happy Summer!!

Anonymous said...

Hose water is pretty good, surprised he has enough to make his belly swell that much. I wonder when he thought he had enough? His stomach probably started to hurt a lot.