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in wondering why one child invited to this party brought a water pistol?!

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Mummy345 Thu 17-Jul-08 20:38:26

It wasn't stated in the invitation it was a water fight party!

My son was so upset that only 2 children had a watergun and he didn't! There were arguments all day over who would have the next go of the 2nd water gun and all the girls did was scream whilst trying to avoid the water!

The mother of the birthday boy looked visably distressed!

I know lot of the girls had lovely dresses on and I wouldn't have been happy if my daughter came home soaked, I'm sure if they had known water was going to be involved they would have gone for 'play clothes' rather than party best.


Litterbug Thu 17-Jul-08 20:45:31


pgwithnumber3 Thu 17-Jul-08 20:46:50

LMAO - don't invite that brat again. grin

noonki Thu 17-Jul-08 20:53:17

not the kid's fault,

I would have just taken the pistols away and said they could have them later

pgwithnumber3 Thu 17-Jul-08 20:55:50

Noonki see here!

muggglewump Thu 17-Jul-08 20:55:52

I wouldn't invite the child again and I'd avoid the mother like the plague grin

noonki Thu 17-Jul-08 20:59:09

sorry - when I said later I meant at the end of the party

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:07:29

Does water stain?

Sorry, I'm probably not the best person to ask as I have four boys.

Morloth Thu 17-Jul-08 21:12:12

It will stain anything with a "satin" type finish, i.e. lovely little dresses with shiny pink bits (you know the sort many little girls like to wear to parties?) may well get stained by water.

meglet Thu 17-Jul-08 21:19:24

you'd think the parents would have more sense than to let someone bring a sodding water pistol.

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:20:22

No. Still not with you.....grin

As long as there was no shooting water at shootees who didn't want to be involved, I wouldn't have a problem with this, tbh.

I can see how the sharing of the water pistol would cause problems, but I can't get too upset about water marked pink and frilly dresses, soz.

I know two little girls who, even if wearing pink, satin dresses - would be right in the middle of it clamouring for a turn with the water pistol.

I think that children's parties were (my) boys are invited should state 'no satin dresses, please.'

tiredlady Thu 17-Jul-08 21:23:27

I'm with you all the way bubble 99 . Knowing my boys, one of them would have sneaked the bloody thing in under his jumper

pointydog Thu 17-Jul-08 21:33:06

It's not fair if only one or two have a water gun. They get power mad and annoy the hell out of everyone.

Always have a mega blaster in a cupboard so you can blast teh cocky ones.

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:34:15

Yes, everyone should be armed. wink

pointydog Thu 17-Jul-08 21:41:31

and armed with equal sized guns if poss

Supersoaker Thu 17-Jul-08 21:43:05

is there some kind of etiquette at parties re water pistols then grin

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:43:23

With a safe bunker for those who don't want to join in.

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:44:19

We get B all summer as it is. Get the water out and let them play, says I.

Bubble99 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:45:07

Probably not good for dinner parties?

pointydog Thu 17-Jul-08 21:49:47

Trouble is, there's NEVER any etiquette when it comes to water pistols. It's each man for himself, the largest gun wins and the fate of teh vanquished is ugly. The tears, teh injustice, the rage, the rat-atiled hair and the wringing clothes.

pointydog Thu 17-Jul-08 21:50:09


iarel Thu 17-Jul-08 21:52:00

how old was this crim? i would do a stop and search at the door next time and confiscate all illegal goods. as for satin dresses, bit ott when it comes to kids parties. can't blame the little mite for trying to blast them with some water... especially if they were screaming. keep some little party packs of water pistols on your cupboard, trust me, they come in handy and next time join in the fun

bozza Thu 17-Jul-08 21:57:41

TBH I would have removed the water pistol for the duration of the party.

unfitmother Thu 17-Jul-08 22:02:40

The child's mother must be mad! grin

Dottoressa Thu 17-Jul-08 22:03:01

Is it so bad? As for screaming girls, once one screams, they all start. Speaking as the mother of a party-dress-obsessed daughter (and a hose-pipe-mad son), I wouldn't be in the slightest bit bothered if she came home with a sodden frilly dress. I would think that it meant she'd had a good time!

Most of the playing in our garden on nice days ends up with sodden children. If the girls really are squawking, they could arguably do with becoming a bit less precious.

But I would make sure they took it in turns, and I wouldn't hesitate to turn a hose-pipe on a boy who starts to become that bit too dominant!!

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