I knew it was a mistake to agree to buy N a water pistol.
Yes, I hear you all say ‘are you nuts?’, and obviously I am.
Living on the farm and in such close proximity to family (in laws across the drive, brother and sister-in-law’s families within 2 miles, and my brother currently within 2 miles as well) means we see a lot of family. It’s strange because although my family were close, even when we lived under 10 miles away I didn’t see them loads. But now there’s no choice, you kind of bump into them because there’s always family floating around the farm at some time or another.
It’s definitely important we all get on otherwise that would be a nightmare, but thankfully no bust ups yet (or if there have been I’ve not heard about them).
There’s also a lot (and I mean a lot) of joking and teasing going on. Mostly with the grown up men. You’d think once the OH and his brother hit 40, they might have stopped teasing their dad and trying to catch out any visitors to the farm they know.
So the water pistol ask was due to wanting to squirt his uncle. Actually I think it was more the OH wanting to get his brother, but encouraging N as an excuse. I’m hoping all this play fighting and teasing gets out of N’s system on the farm because so far he doesn’t seem to be showing any preference for it at nursery. Hopefully it’ll stay that way. Keep it in the family!
The request was put in for a water pistol a while ago. I kept holding off, because I knew what would happen. I’d be the one getting wet.
But eventually I was in a pound shop and decided I may as well get one. For a quid it wasn’t likely to be great, but might get N over the urge to use it all the time.
Turns out this pounds worth of water pistol is quite good. As I found to my detriment, getting soaked straightaway even though both he and his dad had agreed to not squirt me (or in the house) if I gave it to them.
They have been enjoying it, and it will be good fun for them in the summer. But I think I might have to get myself a super soaker, or even an empty ketchup bottle to get them back.
Do you have to put up with water fights? What have you used for makeshift squirters?