Summers were amazing when I was a little girl. We lived in the countryside so I felt like I was free to move around and play wherever I wanted. After breakfast my brother and I would go out and not come in until it was dark outside.
If we weren’t riding bikes, we were playing in the barn, on an old tractor, pretending we were driving an old junk car, or playing in the sprinkler.
My uncle was the manager of a community pool, so I sometimes went to hang out with my cousins swimming and diving from the high dive. Yes, I was only six years old and wowed onlookers by the pool with my swimming spirit and fearlessness.
I’m the little one in the yellow bikini and it’s the high dive, to the right, behind us, on the other side of the pool.
Back then, there were no water slides or water parks. Some of my friends had an inground or above ground pool, but that was later.
At home, to cool off, we would improvise. Usually that meant taking turns spraying each other with the garden hose. But I also remember swimming in the ditch or the mud puddles.
Indiana kids play in a backyard pond with an excavator making waves
Like this family from Brown County, IN, we used what we had to cool off and it was so much fun.
Here’s how the The licensor describes the video.
My brother-in-law started making waves with his shovel for the kids in the pond. The kids were a mix of my kids, his kids, and a friend’s kid…that’s the kind of thing our family does for fun. The kids had a blast.
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