Today I took my little kiddos to Amy’s Indoor Playground and it was packed! The June gloom and drizzle of rain makes any indoor playground a moms go-to on days like today. I made my way to the picnic tables, got out a magazine, tweeted from my iPhone and did what I do best – REST and let the kids just do what they do best – PLAY!
My daughter was begging me to jump with her in the bounce house. So, I peeled myself off the bench and jumped with her. Typically, this lasts for about 5 minutes until I find a way to escape. But today, I got a crazy idea to growl and pretend to be a monster. Of course, my kids screamed and wanted more, more and more. We were having a good time, but then I saw a couple other beady little eyes looking at me wanting to join in. Suddenly I was the “FUN” mom and well, I was already committed so I went with it.
But it sure turned ugly fast! I was pinned in the corner and being attacked by five 4yr old boys! Elbows were flying and I was being punched in the stomach, and kicked in the shins. I knew that this was sure to end in tears. I couldn’t even see my own kids, and in the distance I could see a mom that looked like she wanted to help, but not much she could do with a baby on her hip. I was all alone.
Then sure enough, I see my 2 year old son get knocked down by one of the bigger boys and the tears started to roll! I like to think that my little man was coming to rescue me from the depths of bounce house hell, my knight in shining armour! So I scooped my little guy up and retreated back to safety.
FYI tell your kids not to take out the “FUN ” mom’s kid, cause she’ll pack up and go home!
And, Moms don’t go in the bounce house alone, safety in numbers!
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