61 Days ’til 40: Balloon Games

22 Dec


I have discovered that you are never really too old for balloons – I am sure there are readers out there who would agree with me!  Adults can have as much fun playing balloon volleyball as children can.  So, when the balloon games come out at our school, sometimes the teachers have more fun than the students!  That is a good thing!  🙂

Today, 61 days ’til 40. I pause for a moment and am thankful when adults can let go and allow themselves to have as much (or more) fun as our students!



Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Children, Education, mental health, Work


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14 responses to “61 Days ’til 40: Balloon Games

  1. doubleinvert

    December 22, 2012 at 22:02

    Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.


  2. buckwheatsrisk

    December 22, 2012 at 23:49

    having fun is so important!

  3. Another Thousand Words

    December 23, 2012 at 04:13

    Wonderful, wonderful image, 400!!! And yes, balloon ‘bouncing’ can also be a tremendous reliever of stress…I recommend for both young and old! Not very costly, either, and if the balloon should break, one can always blow up another! Hoping you have a Merry ‘vacation’, with loads of rest and lots of play!

    • 400daystil40

      December 23, 2012 at 16:43

      Thank you, this was fun to photograph, but I had to get a lot of bad photos first… and even this one is not 100%, but the best I was able to do! 🙂

  4. mskatykins

    December 23, 2012 at 15:05

    This is one of the best aspects of being an adult: appreciating the fun that you used to take for granted as a child! I love bubbles as well as balloons. 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      December 23, 2012 at 16:41

      Yes, we love bubbles in our family too!

  5. Melia Alexander

    December 23, 2012 at 20:38


  6. walkwiththerabbi

    December 24, 2012 at 01:45

    The thing I love most about balloons (and candles for the matter), are the colors. While on the theme of not losing one’s childhood, while vacationing several years ago in Jamaica, I had the inexpressible joy of launching a water-filled volley of balloons onto the boat (read very large boat) of one Aristotle Onassis. The scantily clad women on board were, shall I say, not suspecting such a display an occurrence. Man – it was SO MUCH FUN!!! I LOVE balloons!!!

    • 400daystil40

      December 24, 2012 at 22:45

      I love balloons too! Hmm, it seems like you were not well-behaved with balloons in your past!!!! 🙂

  7. artistspromenade

    December 28, 2012 at 15:36

    I started playing this with my sons after shouting for the 1000x, “no ball throwing in the house!” it’s fun for them and for me. All goes well until one of them dives onto the couch to smack the balloon.


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