School got out early on Friday. And we were having a party. (We waited long enough. A party was in order.) But not just any party, a water party.
I had it all worked out. We had a slip and slide. We had 2 wading pools, a small one and a big one. We had sprinklers and we had water balloons. We had ice cream cones and a five gallon jug of ice cold water. We had a canopy and a beach umbrella for shade.
There was one thing I did not count on, however.
Hurricane force winds.
I set up the patio table with the ice water and the paper cups. I put up the umbrella. I went back in the house to get the slip and slide. When I came back out, the umbrella was on the other side of the yard.
And in the middle of the patio was a glittering pile of ice and glass. (this would be so much better if I had remembered to take pictures.)
The table had blown over and shattered. 15 minutes before 20 children arrived at my home to run around barefoot through the water.
Honestly, I'm pretty impressed with myself. I didn't even cry.