Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Fring/Spling Fling

Friday was the annual Spring Fling carnival/fundraiser at our elementary school. As you can tell from the post title, pronouncing Spring Fling correctly takes a bit of practice.

Cheap hot dogs, cokes, chips and homemade baked goods... yum. Kids running in mad circles about the field, all clad in matching brown Spring Fling shirts... ugh. Odds of the kids sticking together and making it easy to keep track of one's family amidst a sea of writhing, squealing brown... nil. Number of kids piling into blow up bounce houses/obstacle courses because the college student volunteers were late... countless. Children who developed selective hearing: "What? I can't hear you!" when told to get out of the crush before they were squished... two. Tummy aches from too much cotton candy topped of by ice cream... two. Knowing the cleaning lady had been and a tidy, fresh house awaited our return... priceless. Minutes before the trashing of the clean house began... 23.

It was a blissful twenty three minutes I tell you. BLISSFUL!

4 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

Twenty-three minutes?!?!?!? *cries in sympathy*

My house was clean Friday. Since then we've had a long weekend including some cataclysmic deluges and a fridge defrosting. The clean, like Elvis, has left the building. *sigh*

Aunty Evil said...

Sounds like a fun day though!

peppermintpatcher said...

Sounds like lots of fun for little people... and big.

rhubarbwhine said...

I had to laugh at your 23 minutes. A mental snapshot is all you need sometimes :)

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