Bounce house crazy

Over this weekend, Claire attended a birthday party. Like many kid’s parties, the most amazing and awesome item of kiddom made an appearance. The bounce house was by far the mark of a fantastic party when I was a kid. They were the source of entertainment and games and at a party of 2nd graders was second only to the cake or goodie bags (depending on the kid).

  

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Being at this party as an adult and having a child, I now understand the need for all of the ignored rules printed on the outside of the bounce house. If used incorrectly, these things can be death traps! I do NOT mean to speak ill of the hosts of the party. They were very good at monitoring the number of children inside the balloon of death, yet even with close monitoring, there were still injuries, still tears, and still upset preschoolers. 

Kids were bouncing everywhere; into each other, into the walls, and onto the floor.  They even seemed to be a little more crazed than usual. Claire came off of the thing with wild hair and a mischievous grin on her face. With this look I coined the phrase “bounce house crazy” to describe her look. 

We have now received an invitation to yet another preschool birthday party.  This time instead of a bounce house the kids are going ice skating… I can only imagine what is in store for these Florida kids when ice (something incredibly foreign to them) and blades enter the mix.

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Year in Review …2015… DadtheGeek turns 2

It is hard to believe that 2015 is over. This year has been incredible, and incredibly busy. As a teacher, I tend to think that the year begins in August and ends in May, but 2015 was a particularly great year,mane I am sad to see it go.

My 2015 resolutions began well, however I did not meet my weight goal. I did however end the year weighing less than when Instarted the year, so I’ll take that as a small consolation. My wife also gave birth to our son, our second child, who is growing like a weed! I ended my second year and began my third year teaching full time. I am still having a blast! 

I am looking forward to this year that we are already a few days into. I have even written several of the things I want to accomplish down in a notebook. My plan here is to carry the notebook with me, and to write down and work on the ideas in this notebook throughout the year. Maybe things will happen, but maybe they will not, who knows. I am determined though not to dismiss ideas immediately. I want to give every idea a chance before I decide whether to work on an idea of to cast it aside. 

I don’t really have resolutions this year…I have goals. Some are private, and some are public. Many of which I will share on this blog…just not in this post…

Welcome 2016! Leave a comment below with your New Years Resolution or Goal. Also check me out on Facebook and Twitter.