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August 24, 2011

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Lanita

Would that be Omaha Beach?

Book4MyDaughter

I love this story. I think the best part is the fact that you and your brother can be kids again WITH your kids. That is a gift to give them that will stay with them into adulthood—the image of you laughing, and screaming, and using all of your power to win in a water fight. It makes me regret the times recently when my kids asked me to go outside and play, and I was too busy . . . I'll remember this story so that next time, maybe I'll be the one to ask THEM to play with me.

Great post!

Rachee

Love it! Sounds like a battle that will be talked about for years to come.

andi

This is summer!!!! What a GREAT story! I loved it and am with the first commenter... just a beautiful way to share life with your kids, and be one as well.

Momtuition.wordpress.com

It felt like I was there. I ALMOST wanted to get hit with a water balloon but more wanting to be the one launching one of them.

Brenda

Happy sighs!! What a great time, and I so would have been in on the fun; because THAT? Is the way I want to go, as well... being pelted by small children with water balloons and water guns!

We used to live on a beach and I am missing it. Badly. I think I need to plan a vaca soon. Without any violet crabs, of course. *wink*

You're so fortunate to live so close to the house. We try to go back once a year; and best house we ever rented was built in the 1860's. I loved it; the husband...not so much. No internet, no heat, no A/C, and he lost number of times he smacked his head on the door frames. (Clearly, there weren't many 6' plus men back in the 1800's. Duh.

Handwashcold

Beautiful. :)

alonewithcats

You totally. should have called me for backup. Don't be fooled by my soft-spoken nature. I'm a natural born killer.

John

This is just awesome - and gives a greater smile when I think about the water balloon that you keep in your pocket to throw at the kids that your husband just "doesn't get."

Marta

Your family suonds awesome. This too is how I want to go down in my old age. In a blaze of water balloon glory.

hpretty

Sounds awesome.
But 11 kids under 9?
**Ck

Jenn @ Home is Where You Start From

loved this story, but specially the last sentence :)

Valentina@baby quilts

What a nice story; loved it and read it with a smile on my face. Happy times leave happy memories!

Janet

This is an amazingly awesome story! I too hope that I die laughing with my kids/grandkids attacking me in some outnumbered fashion!

Treasure these memories they are priceless!

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