This post has a very simple message:
When your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor child, etc) wants you to join him/her to play with water balloons and sprinklers and trampolines in the backyard, and you really don’t feel like it and would rather just go inside and crash on the recliner…
Go for the backyard water play with the kid! A year from now, you won’t remember any particular time you flopped on the La-Z-Boy. But you will remember the splashy fun times with the youngun, and so will your child.
And, frankly, if you’ve never jumped on a trampoline with a high-octane four year old and about thirty water balloons – it’s time you tried it. Trust me.