A to Z of Little Life Wins: B is for Bouncy Castles

you thought i was going to say blogging, didn't you?  no.  well yes, but not today.  today my little life win is for any time you, as an adult, can legitimately get yourself into a bouncy castle.  those things are the shit, i don't care how old you are.


once upon a time, oh ya know, like 10 years ago, i worked at a country club.  said country club would host a 4th of july party each year and set up fun things around the pool for the children.  those fun things included a bouncy maze.  oh yes.  like inflatable things to crawl through and slide down, it was amazing.  when the company came in the morning to set these things up, while of course employees were there but no families yet, my co-workers and i played on them for an hour under the pretense of "making sure they were safe for the kids."  of course.  because you all know how much i love children and care oh so much about their safety.  psssh.  don't worry, i was not a lifeguard.

this actually turned out to be a bang-up idea because after a bit, the thing deflated.  it didn't have enough of a power source to keep it running while the kids were on it.  or our combined weight deflated it.  either way, they picked a different outlet and we saved the day.  and the children.  (but side note, it's seriously fun to be crawling through a bounce maze and have the thing deflate all around you.  an totally awesome version of being trapped.  because if i'm going to die, i'd like to go out in a blaze of glory - like being suffocated in an inflatable castle.)

best job ever?  i should say so.

the moral of this story: you are never too old for bouncy castles.  and you can always use "children's safety" as an excuse to weasel your way in to one before the kids stick their germy snot-nosed hands all over it.  and then you should play snake race.  where you can't use your hands and you have to keep your arms at your side and wiggle your way to your destination.

and if someone tells you no, you should stop being friends with them, because you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.


18 comments

  1. I haven't been in a bouncy castle in so long! I need to change this!

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  2. some neighborhoods had that for national night out -- i wanted to go in them so bad! unfortunately i was attending them for work, UGH. work ruins everything.

    XO.

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  3. Can we get a bouncy castle for my birthday?! :)

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  4. All the cool adults go into the bouncy house.

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  5. I love bouncy castles! My parents rent out a bouncy water slide and they usually blow it up for us a couple times a year. So much fun!

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  6. my 30th is in January - I feel like I need a bouncy house!!!!
    new follower!
    Lindsey
    www.lifeoncountryside.com

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  7. UMMMM in the summer they literally set up these bouncy castles and i have to drive right by them on my way into work. that's someone's sick twisted sense of humor at its finest.

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  8. TRUTH. we rented a princess castle one for my daughter's bday and the adults were in there while the kids waited outside and complained! LOL

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. For my 21st birthday we got a bouncy castle at a house my friends and I rented in the city. Talk about both an amazing and absolutely horrible idea hahaha

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  10. Love bouncy castles! Got to play in one 2 weeks ago at my little cousins party! Nothing better than doing a round of shots with the adults and then jumping in one of those ;)

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  11. You are never too old for fun! Obviously, fun includes bouncy castles.

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  12. we had a bouncy castle at my high school graduation party and my mom's drunk friend broke her ankle, and my drunk friend got some action in that thing

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  13. I was just in one for my nieces birthday party :)

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  14. My sister rented a bouncy house/water slide combo for my nieces bday. I think the adults had more fun than the kids. We even busted out the dawn detergent needless to say we had a slippery fun time! It was a blast!

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  15. Win for me! I was in a bouncy play center for a kid's birthday party last year. Two huge rooms filled with nothing but bouncy mazes and slides. It. Was. Glorious.

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