Pre-planning for me is a miracle. Really. But this day was a miracle :) I found out the week before that there was to be 4 days straight of rain and thought, “hmm…how can I keep my kids busy? How can I make it fun for all of us? How can I not spend a fortune if we need to get out of the house?”
Solution: the bounce house and playhouse delight. A place not too far away has an indoor arena full of bounce houses appropriate for 5 and under and 7 and under – as well as 2 separate play structures (pirate ship/treehouse and a princess castle) with slides. They sanitize (thank goodness for my germaphobic friends ;o) and they have special playtimes during the morning hours for little people.
I pre-planned. (I can hear your applause.) I called some chicas and had them bring their chico-ettes to meet us to bounce away some energy for two hours. The awesomeness? Um, well, mommies were allowed to bounce too! We had a blast on the slides and climbing and falling and bouncing! By the end, all 7 peanuts were pooped (phew!) and 2 were nearly asleep in mommy arms.
Sanitizer provided…and….Mission accomplished.
ps. Anna is screaming at the top of this slide. She was mad that Hudson slid without her. She was smiling by the time we got to the bottom. I wasn’t torturing her.