Homemade water

East Medina had a water outage in our neighborhood one day this past week, and my daughter had a sort of ingenious idea as she began to get thirsty. I watched as she began taking a strange amount of ice cubes out of the fridge.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“I am making my own water mom,” she replied. “I am going to take it outside and melt the ice.”
Good thing we have this good ol’ South Texas Winter heat. Still the ice took so long to melt in her cup, that she found the dog drinking it when it melted. Oh well, Nina enjoyed her homemade water.
That evening, after our water was restored, Tucker began with his antics. One of his favorite things to do now is to slide a chair over in front of the fridge in the evenings, where he stares at it like his father, looking for a snack. He stands there in his diaper with his hands on his hips pondering if there’s anything good to eat, “Hmmmm! Hmmmm!” he says in a long drawn out way that I can hear from across the room, to entertain us. Must be a man thing, big or little.
When the fridge started that terrible annoying beeping, warning that it had been open too long, Tuck had an interesting reply. Undeterred, he started talking back to it in perfect identical pitch he squeaked, “Beep…..Beep……Beep!”
Oh my goodness, what am I going to do with him?
See you next week. Until then, well, you know what to do if there are any more water outages!