If you're near my age, we just had little water pistols from the Five and Dime store. You'd fill it in the bathroom sink and have to be within about five feet of your target. You'd get about three shots and then go refill.

Our kids and grandkids generations got the super soaker. A pump action water gun with a reservoir that could shoot 20 feet and you fill with the hose.

Last week in Canada, someone combined the super soaker with the 'boiling water in sub zero temperatures' trick to turn it into a snow gun!

Now I've gotta see if the neighbor kid has a super soaker!