Beat the Heat: Saving Money on Water Toys

Over the years I have purchased a LOT of water guns for my kids. None of them have ever lasted. Then, this week in France, while on vacation, we came up with the indestructible replacement.

Enjoy this short video!
(And tell me if you’d like to see more video)

SEE ALSO: This audio lesson will forever change the way you interact with your kids

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9 Responses to Beat the Heat: Saving Money on Water Toys

  1. eman August 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    i liked also i like to reuse things good job and have fun

  2. Mineke August 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Nice to see Chris too! So many cool tips and teachings, practical and effective. I’ll use latest tip straight away with the grandkids. Thanks!

  3. Laurie Cooper August 8, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    GREAT idea! I’ll pass that along

  4. Jeri August 9, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Great idea and satisfies my need NOT to promote “gun” usage!

  5. Sonia August 9, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    Couldn’t agree more with Jeri! Love the idea, as it’s NOT promoting gun usage.

    My 4 year old son at the moment, will say every now again in a funny, laughing way, “Mum, I’m going to kill you.” My first response was, where did u hear that? and his reply was, “at kinder..” He does not have any toy guns in the house, so has no idea what he’s saying. I just say to him, “You don’t talk like that, it’s not nice. ” and he understand that, but I how do I enforce the fact that we don’t copy other chldren?

  6. Sheetal mazda August 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Nice .will try.

  7. Sherriann August 10, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    I’m right with Sonia. My 3 1/2 year old daughter is copying some of the older boys at her pre-school and can make a gun shape out of just about anything (and has also told me she would kill me). We haven’t let her have a water gun, but when she saw one we told her it was a “squirter” and just left the “gun” part off. Of course, she still recognized it… We also try to re-direct her by talking about what else we can do with our hands and fingers. The same shape, pointed up, makes an “L” in sign language and then we talk about other letters in sign language. It’s still difficult though.

    Chris – to your question, yes, more video clips would be great – thanks!

  8. Chris Thompson August 11, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    I’m glad several of you noticed the fact that this doesn’t promote gun use also. I meant to mention that in the video (my wife was the one who pointed it out to me), but I forgot!


  9. Natasha swain August 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi Chris, I liked ur vidieo it was very good for childreen because I am a professional child carer I can understand. Thank Natasha

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