When my daughter was born 14 years ago today, I begged the nurse to show her to me. "Let me see her." I demanded as they were wrapping her up. They turned her face towards me. "She's beautiful." I said. The nurse then asked me, "Do you think you will have any more?" Mind you this is three minutes after delivery and I guess it was in my heart before my head knew it because I responded, "Oh sure." Happy Birthday!
My grass will never be thirsty again and socks will never be dry. But the hose is the one toy that brings a surly almost 11 year old, a sensitive 6, a sparkly 8 and a brass 4 together. Watching them play, as much as I hate to say this, it's worth a bit of extra laundry even if one child is wearing a leather cowboy costume vest.