Water Soaked Bicycle Assault Course
I love that summer fun doesn’t need meticulous planning. And it doesn’t need to break the bank either! Adrenalin filled, water soaked assault courses aren’t only the stuff of theme parks. You can have your own, right on your street, or in your front yard! What better to improve bicycle agility and cool down on a hot day, than your very own hosed down bicycle assault course.
We set out all available large obstacles on the path outside our garden. Miss 3 and Miss 6 went door knocking to get their friends! – Have I mentioned what fantastic neighbors we have!
There were garden bins to cycle in-between
Plant pots to cycle around.
Dolls prams to avoid.
Chairs to weave through.
…Then the hose… Hidden from view, ready to soak them!
I thought the kids might go around twice…
And it still felt worth it for 15 minutes of fun and cool off on a hot day.
But they didn’t stop!
First they were slowing down unsure of how to get past the hose in the best way. Then they were zooming through not wanting to get soaked… Then they were stopping right in front of it, just to get soaked!
So much laughter.
We watched the kids getting better and better at negotiating the weave through the chairs. Something about it being right before the hose meant they didn’t want to loose any speed there.
They were fantastic!
Mr 1 started by the hose, then chasing after the bikes. By the time there were puddles it was all we could do to stop him getting knocked over. Just seeing his exhilaration as they sped past screaming with laughter.
Does every activity need meticulous planning?
Does summer fun have to mean an overdrawn bank balance?
Are adrenalin filled, water soaked assault courses only a thing of theme parks?
Sometimes it’s easy to be hailed a ‘fantastic mama’!
Seizing the moment; collecting all the ‘brownie points’ and smiles you can!
If it’s YOU suggesting the hose should come out. If it’s you suddenly spraying them on a hot day… you’re the best mama in town!!
…I’m not saying everything ended all rosy and nice! It actually ended with blood pouring from Miss 6’s chin and knee after she crash landed her bicycle! And of course it was my fault… Because some 20 meters back I’d sprayed her with the hose (for the 40th time). Which made her wobble the whole 20 meters, resulting in the crash and the blood!
So we did it again today, to see if we could get a better ending this time 🙂
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