When I got home from work, N wanted to play with water balloons - "right now". But I had to make dinner. He was not impressed (even though he was hungry) so I improvised.
Now dinner is over and he is already clean and in pjs!
The boys do play with water balloons a lot in our building's back yard but I have to be there with them. I needed to start dinner so we'd have time for more play before bed. This was a work around that worked for all of us.