As I have been working on this series, I have been thinking back to my childhood – what things did I enjoy that cost very little or nothing (as least as far as I knew)? One memory that came to me was my parents turning on the grass sprinklers and running through them. I remember two different kinds of sprinklers: the one with lots of holes that the water came straight up through and the other one that came out two ends of a little rod and spun around.
In my child mind, this activity was free, since my parents had already purchased the sprinkler for the grass and they needed to water the grass anyway. But now that I am an adult, I do understand that there is a small cost involved.
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These days, lots of creative toy sprinklers are now on the market. The one that we are using the in the photo came from Walmart and I think we paid more than $10 for it, so I don’t actually recommend it. In fact, the whole toy sprinkler market almost seems a little overpriced.
If you want to find a good, old fashioned sprinkler, check out some thrift stores or here are a couple from Amazon:
– Gilmour 876R Rectangular Pattern Spot Sprinkler
– Orbit Metal 3-Arm Lawn Watering Sprinkler
– Gilmour Circle Pattern Twin Spot Sprinkler 875
What is your favorite childhood summer memory?