Wednesday, July 1, 2009

5 yr old versus Sprinkler~Sprinkler Won

So living back in the good ol' U.S. of A. has had its surprising moments for my kids. Too many to write them all down actually. And believe it or not we're still getting chuckles out of their amazement over the simplest things, daily.

Take, Carson my 5 yr old, who has apparently never seen an automatic sprinkler in his entire sheltered existence. I know, gasp!, I mean I do try to keep them as sheltered as possible, but I guess a mom can't shield her kids from everything the US may expose them to.

So there was my little unsuspecting 5 year old, gallivanting across the lawn in my mother's backyard. I'd been trying to convince him to come into the house and enjoy his breakfast, but to no avail. I was just at the point of death threats that went something like this--

"Carson Douglas James if you do not get your butt in this house right now, I'll--"

When all at once the nasty, mean sprinklers popped their ugly heads up and pummeled him with gallons of water from every direction. The poor kid froze and panicked. I could barely make out his sputtered reaction,

"Mom! Mom! What... is... happening... to... me?" Spit, cough, sputter. "What is.... this thing?" Hack, spat. "Why is the ground....spitting on me???? WHY??? HELP ME!"

I laughed. Of course I did. What else was I supposed to do? Seriously, he should always listen to his mom in the first place.

But I do have to admit I laughed louder a couple of days later when he came in the house soaked again--having just had his second bout with the sprinklers and lost.

"Mom! Grandma's yard is crazy! It keeps attacking me with water for no reason! I don't think it likes kids on it's lawn. That's it. I don't care what you guys say, I'm playing inside!!"


Carson 0

Sprinkler 2


38 comments:

  1. LOL! I'm dying over here. That is the most hilarious thing ever. "Why is the ground spitting at me?" The yard is attacking him because he's playing on it! Haha! Aww! That is just too sweet and funny!

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  2. lol! I bet you are having a ball showing them so many neat things:)

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  3. LOL! That's amazing! I know I've said this before but the stories you tell are the MOST HILARIOUS EVER!

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  4. That's funny. I can totally see Carson saying that. Soon he'll be wanting the sprinklers to get him. My kids beg me every day to let them run through the sprinklers.

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  5. Hehe! How funny! Just don't let on that a lot of American kids LIKE the sprinklers attacking them! :)

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  6. Lol!! Soooo I'm wondering what other American things are your children discovering? Someday he will actually love running threw the sprinklers!

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  7. This is sweet hilarity at it's finest. Wish I could've been there to see his face! You could be a comedian with the material your son is providing you. Lucky mama, you. Enjoy!

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  8. THat is too funny!! I didn't know they didn't have automatic sprinklers in Eruope? That seems weird to me but funny how we take the littlest things for granted!

    And poor Carson.. has to learn the hard way!

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  9. Lois--LOL! Yay! I'm glad you found the humor too! LOL! I love all their little adventures.

    Terri--They are constantly surprising me with their quips about life--it's so fun to see it from their eyes.

    Caitlin--Heheheh! Thanks! LOL! Flattery gets you everywhere! LOL!

    Kasie--I hope so! LOL! I've tried to tell him that sprinklers are cool, he doesn't believe me yet! LOL!

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  10. Kimberly--LOL! I know, right? He's so cute!

    Regina--Hopefully I'll remember them all so I can write them for you guys! It's great to share so you guys can laugh with me! LOL!

    Terresa--Oh! I wish I had a camera to capture his face. It was SOOO hilarious! Nothing, nothing will replace the shock, horror and plain disbelief etched all over him! LOL!

    Melissa--LOL! They may have automatic sprinklers in Europe... but I don't think they need them in England. LOL! I know, poor guy!

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  11. OHMYGOSH I'm ROLLING!!!
    Comedic Timing is EVERYTHING!!!

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  12. Jenni - you are going to make mu hubby mad at me. Well I guess it is my fault for reading my blogs when he is trying to fall asleep. You post cracked me up. I love it.

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  13. That was so funny. The evil backyard. Your kids are so cute. And life is so full of new experiences at their age.

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  14. Likewise, Jenni James! I've been trying to be "official" but it's going to take a while to get all the way through my GoogleReader blog list.

    Loved this post. I can see his face, absolutely horrified that the yard has a vendetta against him!

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  15. That's hilarous. Kids are so funny. You're either laughing or pulling your hair out.

    I'm assuming they've never seen a sprinkler because it rains so much in England.

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  16. That is SO FUNNY! I love the "the lawn is attacking me." Ha! The things kids say...

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  17. Bless his heart! That would scare me too.

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  18. Jenni,
    I completely would have taken credit for it! As in, "Mommy TOLD you to come in. You DID know that Mommy has powers, didn't you? Now, don't make Mommy call forth the power of water again!"
    bwahahaha!

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  19. LOL! Would make a great scene in a chapter. :) Happy Fourth, Jenni & the James Gang

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  20. Aww! Poor little guy! I'd be laughing and crying at the same time. I'm such a softy when it comes to my kids (LOL--like when my six year old cries because a little puppy is lost in a movie that she is watching, I can't help but share her tears of agony as well!)

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  21. I would have laughed too. I laugh at someone throwing up. (not on purpose of course)

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  22. Thats hilarious! I can only imagine those crazy out of control sprinklers and one freaked out little 5 year old.
    You know, you could use them to your advantage in some way, I'm just sure of it. We Moms need all the help we can get.
    Loved this!

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  23. LOL!!!! Poor Carson...he may be scared for life by our "crazy" american sprinklers. (j/K) Guess running in the sprinkler must be an aquired hobby.

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  24. Haha! That's awesome! :) I just love kids, they're so hilarious!

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  25. Life through the eyes of a child would always be funny and amusing to us adults. To think that we have also gone through the same innocent phase. At least, the experience has led him to decide to stay indoors on his own lol.

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  26. Ahhh... the joy of discovery. It's evolution right in your front yard.

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  27. HEY, JENNI JAMES. JUST CHECKING IN TO SEE WHERE YOU BEEN AND WHAT YOU UP TO!! Hugs

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  28. olá,vc pode me passar seu email?

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