Saturday Stuff

Never Too Old to Have Fun

I listened to them from my perch on the top step and didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry…

“Can you even believe we’re related to them?”

I watched my parents run around the front yard with squirt bottles. They dodged and swerved the streams as they tried to get each other wet.

“They’re like a couple of children out there!” my sister whined. “What if someone we know drives by and sees them?”

I sighed. Did it really matter? “Look at them,” I said. “They’re having fun. Who cares?”

“I do,” she snapped. “They’re embarrassing.”

Their laughter echoed in my ears. I couldn’t help but smile.

“Where are you going?” my sister asked.

“To get a squirt bottle.”


This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words (not including said prompt). The prompt appears in italics.

15 thoughts on “Never Too Old to Have Fun”

  1. Wow. What a clever and fun use of the prompt. This definitely took me back to those years of feeling ashamed of my parents if they ever dared to step foot outside the house!

    Thanks for this excellent story.

    Thanks for linking.

  2. This was adorable! I love how you went a different direction than most with this and told the story from the perspective of the kids. After all, us grownups like to have fun too! Excellent job!

  3. Nothing better in the world for kids than experiencing parents in love and having fun! I don’t know if this was a memory you wrote about, but it was delightful! I truly enjoyed!


  4. I loved this! It’s so funny how two kids from the same family can be so completely different. I think the first one needs to have a “stick removal-ectomy” LOL.

  5. This could have been written about my family……except my weapon of choice is one of those great big super soaker water guns!!

  6. How fun was this. I think everyone’s parents do something that embarrasses them. In fact, I think it may be in the handbook lol. Great job.

  7. Such fun this one was! Nothing like some good old fashioned play and even sweeter that you had adults playing!

  8. I loved this! One of my favorite dates was when my six year old son and I had a major Super Soaker battle with my date. Picture us, me in my 40s, date in his 50s, acting just like the six year old!

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