You should have seen the hot messes our children were when they peeled themselves off the vinyl bus seats and dragged themselves to the front door at noon. It was a far cry from the smiling children, running with arms wide open that we usually see. As they came in the house, Mike told them that he had picked up the dog poop in the backyard (a necessary prerequisite) and the sprinkler was on if they wanted to run through it. They were ready to suit up that instant! I took one look at their crumpled, sticky dresses and said, "why don't you just run through the sprinkler in your dresses?!" They all looked at me like I was CRAZY, but when I smiled and nodded, they were all cheers. Boy did they have a blast getting soaked in their clothes!!! We had to drag them inside for lunch an hour later. Now THAT is what summertime is all about!