Monday, November 16, 2009

"If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay..."

Those of you that follow me on Twitter or Facebook might have seen my post about having a "no good, very bad day". Nothing major... just one of those days.

I'm not one to allow myself to wallow so I decided to make something that would cheer not only me up, but Syd & Rob who catch my emotions (I also hinted at what cured my blues on Twitter/FB too)

Here's a little hint for you...


I made... drum roll please...

A ball pit on the landing of ours stairs!!!

Oh the joy we had. Jumping, leaping, bumping, & throwing.

I had to make a little net out of half a roll of masking tape to keep them up there & used all my lung capacity to fill up all those balloons...

But it definitely turned a "yicky yucky blah" day into a "fun fabulous very good" day!


15 comments:

Lindsay Jane said...

That's exactly why you will raise my children. I would never think to build a ball pit and even if I did think of it, I wouldn't follow through. You're awesome.

Unas Tontarias said...

Looks Very VERY fun! Great idea!

Susan said...

You are an awesome mom! :)

Katie said...

I might have to steal this idea sometime this week. Love it!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

You rock! So jealous. When I'm having a terrible no good day my brain shuts down and I'm grumpy. I can barely function little lone (is that the way to spell that phrase, I think not) come up with hilariously fun ideas.

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

Ah! So awesome! I totally want to do this! Except it would just be me because Baby Boots is only 9 months and it would probably be a hazard. Hahaha.

Em and Russ said...

Can I come and play at your house? That is so cool! You totally rock! That is why you are my sis-in-law!!!!

Joan said...

You are such a cute Mom. I like that you take matters into your own hands: Bad mood? Hmmm? I think I shall make a balloon ball pit!
Ps: Your VERY OWN theater?! You are a genius! I'm jealous ;)

Lyric said...

This is so darn cool. you definitely are an awesome mom!

Stephanie said...

You full-on amaze me. You are so creative and fun! If only I could mother like you do!

anelieze said...

sorry you were having a down day! hope today and tomorrow and every day for the rest of your life is mucho, mucho better!

April Carter said...

How fun! Your kids are extremely lucky.

Olivia Carter said...

Lindsay Jane- Thanks you're nice to me. You should come over & jump in it. Though I think I'm taking it down today. Too hard to navigate the stairs! HA! The kids are gonna freak out!

Unas- It was SO fun & made everyone in the house happy.

Susan- Thanks, you're an awesome mom too!

Katie- Yeah, please steal it. Just be prepared to loose a lot of air & maybe have chap lips. SO WORTH IT!

Debbie- Thanks miss. I think it's the way my parents rasied me. They always said, "Only boring people are bored" and I was in charge of my own emotions. It was a tad annoying at the time but I'm grateful for it now!

Rachel- HA! Yeah, 9 months might be a tad young. I even thought, "what if one of my kids suddenly decides to be allergic to latex & here I am throwing them in a pit of it". Turned out okay though!

Em & Russ- That's what I keep saying- come play at my house! I'll come up with all sorts of other fun stuff if you come! We'll eat cake too! Am I tempting you?

Joan- Yes, renting a theater ended up being a great idea! Recommend it to everyone!

Lyric- So easy to do & mucho fun!

Stephanie- Oh gosh, you are nice to me. It really was for me too.

Anelieze- Yes, the rest of that day & every day after has been MUCH better!

M said...

LOVE IT!! I am amazed that the balloons didn't pop when you all jumped on them.

Cindy said...

What a fun mommy you are!