The last day at our local pool was like the first day on Memorial Day--lots of rain. But when it cleared up, the watermelon came out, and the shout came--"Let the games begin!"
My two older boys, Connor and Kellan, jumped in and hooped it up like the rest of them.
The Watermelon Toss rules are simple: Boys line one end of the pool, while the girls start at the other end. Then a fat watermelon greased with vaseline is tossed in the center. And it's a free-for-all.
When someone gets it, they have to make it to their opponents' "end zone." But they won't go without a fight.
Imagine a bunch of kids trying to pry a slippery melon out of your grasp.
Tons of fun. But also, a bit of sadness. It's been a wonderful summer at the pool, meeting new friends, and even growing up bigger than when the season started.
Can't wait for next summer. Until then, we'll enjoy a crisp fall season with lots of beautiful leaves and fresh winds.
Enjoy your September!