We’re here to pump (clap) you up.

June 6, 2008

Lauren, Prototype

It’s almost finished! Behold the water table for our playground at school. It still needs some sanding, some waterproofing, handle notches cut on the sides and fresh water cycled through to clean out the gunk in the pump, but other than those minor details it’s good to go.

We had a cheap little plastic pump that the kids were playing with a couple of weeks ago, and it was so much fun I thought we should have an industrial-strength one available. I must say, I’ve spent more time in farm-supply stores the past few days than I ever thought possible.

Pump up the jam, pump it up a little more, yo pump it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “We’re here to pump (clap) you up.”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Interesting! What do the kids do with a water table?

    (It would make a nice water feature, too. Just fill the tub with water plants in pots.)

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  2. Keren Said on:

    I want to know who’s arm is operating the pump handle. It’s very nice and manly….( perhaps it can pump … you up!)

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  3. Deanne Said on:

    You are too good, Lauren! It’s beautiful!

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  4. Brad Said on:

    It’s a pretty sneaky way of getting them to exercise. You’re diabolical! (Remind me not to have you make me any toys. I prefer the kind where I just sit for a long time and push some buttons.)

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  5. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Brad, better yet. Have Lloyd put a computer program together that will turn stuff on and off for you.

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  6. Karla Said on:

    That’s cool! Anna wants one too! 🙂

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  7. Lauren's mom Said on:

    A well-made water table! Where does the fresh water come from?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      I’ll have to fill it up each morning and dump it out at night. Health and Human Services requires that kind of moronic thing. Don’t they know ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’?

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      • Karla Said on:

        What if you dump fish in it at night and say that it’s really a fish bowl? Then in the morning you can let the kids scoop them out before they play!

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