My 12-year-old neighbour and a friend came to my door yesterday. They're trying to "earn" money to buy Mother's Day gifts by charging people $1 to throw water balloons at them. They even had water-filled balloons with them.
I gave them $5 and told them it was for the privilege of NOT throwing water balloons at them. Seemed reasonable. Also avoided the risk of having other neighbors call the police when they saw me in the front yard, throwing things at two young girls.
Fifteen minutes later they were back to return the money. I guess it didn't seem reasonable to Mom and Dad.
So I called and left a voice message, saying that if the girls really wanted to earn money, they could come over and I would put them to work for real.
No one has returned my call.
But while I’m on the subject of water balloons, this sounds like a fun game to play at a picnic or child’s summer birthday party.
Until next time,