Saturday, July 19, 2008

Splash Park Charity

The other day I watched my sister's kids for a couple hours. It was in the 90s and humid, which means our house was in the mid 80s. What to do with six kids on a hot summer day? Ah...the splash park! Two minutes from the house (trace amounts of gas used) and easy. Its all fenced in and good for big and little kids. They had a blast.

This same park also hosts a kids summer camp and around noon they all started lining up to get their lunch. That's when I remembered hearing last year that they serve lunch to whoever wants it. Hmm...

I guess I'm getting older or cheaper or something because even just a few years ago I would have been quite mortified to line up for free food. But...you better believe I was standing there, pleased as punch to be getting lunch for these six kids. Hey, we pay the town property tax times three houses and two vehicles, so I wasn't feeling even a little guilty or ashamed (maybe that's the age thing?) It was all prepared and balanced (wheat bread even!). Granted, none of the kids had ever tasted salami before, but it was a hit.

In fact, it was a lesson to the kids on how God provides. We even had a picnic table to ourselves in the shade. Good times!

3 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

How fun! I wish we had a splash park around here...we really should, being in the desert and all. Our park also does free lunches, and I feel the same, so I guess I'm getting older and cheaper too! :) I only let Ricardo take Savannah once a week, though, because it's not great nutritionally. Oh, man, I am getting old!

mom said...

I'm with you! "Free" (ha! with the taxes such as they are) is a beautiful thing. I would have been right in line with you grinning. Of course, I am old and I'll claim the cheap part also.

Amy said...

Thanks for taking my kids and thanks for the good time they had. I'm happy to hear they were no financial burden to you.