The following is an excerpt from the “How To Do Anything” guide written by Benjamin (3) and co-authored by big sister, Mary, (5).
STEP 1…ask your mom 3 times in an hour if you can play in the sprinkler outside because it is sunny out. Seriously. Be persistent…mommies will sometimes give in if you bug them enough.
BUT… if she continues to tell you NO,
because if it wasn’t warm enough to go in the sprinkler this past Kansas SUMMER, then it certainly isn’t warm enough in October just look for an opportune time to ingeniously solve the problem yourself. In my case, I took full advantage of mommy having a migraine and not closely supervising me…
Step 2…find a Rubbermaid tub
used for storing my clothes that are too small from summer, dump out contents, and drag downstairs into the formal dining room.
Step 3…(this is where you might need help from an older sibling) drag a kitchen chair to the cupboard and get yourself a large plastic cup. Fill cup with water from the refrigerator door.
Step 4…begin filling up Rubbermaid tub with H2O from refrigerator.
Step 5…remove all clothing, including diaper. If, in fact, you are a neatnik like me, be sure to get your swim diaper and swimming trunks from your bedroom. This can be accomplished back at Step 2!
By the way, I have high hopes that this kiddo is going to do great things in life because of his tenacity and ingenuity. He won’t take no for an answer and I see him curing cancer or orchestrating world peace…just you wait and see!