It's been sitting in it's box on the dining table for over a week now. The weather and our poor little darling's health conspired to keep us from it, but finally I was able to break it out of it's cardboard prison. The instructions were anything but helpful, not much in the way of how-to. After a couple of minutes, smart cookie that I am, I finally figured it out (Step 1: attach hose. Step 2: use pool. Yep, I'm a Mensa candidate.) and we were ready for an afternoon of splishing and splashing in the Sprinkle Pool.
She loved it and I loved watching her enjoy herself. Win-win.
PS - Since I thought I might be getting wet, too, I put on a swimsuit for our water play. It was the first time this year. You know how I mentioned that I had lost about 10 pounds but most of my clothes were still fitting pretty much the same? Well, I figured out where I lost the weight. My swimsuit was snug on bottom and gappy on top. Exactly the look that hot moms everywhere are going for: weeble wobble.