Friday, August 29, 2014

My Kids Played A Joke On Me....

One day recently, my kids played a joke on me.... they asked me to go to the garden to check on things....  I didn't think much about it at first.... then they suggested it again.. .and I caught on a bit.... seeing some quickly hidden smiles confirmed that SOMETHING was up... seemed they were all in on "it".  So then I was curious about what was going on....

 They directed my attention to going out to check on the watermelon. Our watermelons did GREAT to a certain point - they grew to about 3-3 1/2" in diameter and pretty much quit.... have just stayed the same, so we have given up on them, but left the vine..... So I looked.....

Then I noticed it.... it was certainly out of place.....

Here you can see the two little melons on the vine... poor little things... and then there is the great big melon.... :) 

 We all laughed....
When I tried to pick it up, this is what happened... it was just the shell - it was from the melon they had just cut up. We had just bought two melons.... they cut up one and the other was still whole...

They cleaned the debris up from the garden bed... and we laughed again. I hadn't even noticed them planning this.

They were pleased to surprise me and it was so nice to have fun together....  and we all laughed at the thought of a big melon like that coming from that spindly little vine.  Maybe someday we will have big melons... but not this year.

It was such a little thing... and took very little time .... and yet those fun little moments help to bind us together with shared memories and laughter.  I am so thankful for my family..... what a blessing they are to me.... and I want to be a blessing to them. 

Thank you for visiting... I hope you have a great day. :)

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  1. Such special times!
    Thank God for the gift of laughter..

    1. That's so true.... laughing together can help so many things... and help us through the hard times.... Thank you for visiting. :)

  2. I love it! Moments and laughter are the best memories. Enjoy every one. Thanks for linking at CMB!

    1. They are precious memories. :) Thank you for visiting.

  3. I am going to borrow this trick and use it on my brother, who is growing watermelons in his garden.

    1. Oh, sounds good.... my kids were so tickled, and it was just fun clean humor. :) I hope your brother also enjoys it. :)

  4. That was so great for them to pull this joke on you and for you to go along with it. Our melons never did good. I think the soil was missing some minerals or fertilizer. Thanks for sharing this at "Tell Me a True Story."

    1. It was... our melons don't ever seem to get very large - I think we don't have enough sunlight, for one thing... too many trees in our yard... but we keep trying :)

  5. This truly made me LOL! Makes me wish we had planted melons just so I could try it out. Visiting from the True Story link up.

    1. What a fun comment! Thank you for visiting and sharing a laugh w/ me. :)

  6. This was worth a grin! Made me laugh. Thanks.

    1. So glad... it was simple, but funny.... so glad you visited. :)

  7. Ain't kids awesome? Loved this!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

  8. That was so cute. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing this at The Southern Special Linkup Party.