Monday, June 6, 2011

Mom to the Rescue


The Problem:  It's time for soccer and one of the soccer balls is missing.  All that can be found is this long-lost ball that has spent a few too many days in the backyard.... 

While the ball was well inflated and perfectly fine for kicking around a field,  there were still buckets of tears and arguing over which one of the kids would have to be the one to take the scruffy ball to soccer...

I was feeling my frustration level rise as quickly as their decibel level, when suddenly I had an idea!!!!  Why not break out the markers and make the soccer ball as colorful as they wanted it to be? 

After Ellie, Adam, and Cami frantically colored away, their smiles seemed to grow as each pentagon took on a new color and design. 

It was definitely the most colorful ball on the field...

which worked well for masking the fact that her socks didn't exactly match....


YAY!  Make that one big colorful tally mark in the "Mom Saves the Day" column!

And believe me, when I say that I need all the tally marks I can get today.  I'm at about negative 3,000 after a little parking lot incident I had today in our three-day-old car.    



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6 comments:

Clarinda said...

Nice job on the soccer ball! :) Little parking lot incident? *smh* Can't wait to hear that story. ;)

Deanne said...

You're such a great mom! =)

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

so awesome!

clarsen said...

What a good idea! Super Mom saves the day again!

K said...

What a great idea for an old ball! I'm glad Ellie loved it!

mom said...

Certainly is a great save. What a creative idea to paint the ball with markers.

You are an amazing mom.

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