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the story of an invisible girl
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Balcony
Saturday I went to R's house for my monthly potluck thing. It was fun, as always. Upon arriving, I realized I hadn't visited the house before, so she gave me a tour.

They have this cool 'bridge' thing on the upper floor, where there are rails overlooking the main floor on both sides. As I admired this, R explained to me with mock sternness that the rule is that nobody is allowed to drop *anything* off the balcony. No matter how tempting. She always makes sure to tell visiting children that.

I thanked her for the warning, because the idea had already crossed my mind. House rules though, I can understand that.

"Of course realistically small soft things, or paper, wouldn't really be a problem," she added, "but it's best to have an all-or-nothing policy with kids."

I nodded. "So I suppose my initial thought of dropping a handful of super bouncy balls would be right out."

Somebody laughed in horror, but R grinned. She may be a mom, but she still has a sense of the mischevious. "That would probably be better off the other side, where there is tile instead of carpet."

It would be such fun! Probably best saved for a day when the children are not home though....

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cannibal From: cannibal Date: September 4th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you had fun!
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: September 4th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaha that sounds awesome!
aiela From: aiela Date: September 4th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
My aunt's house has one of those. Now I will be tempted!
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: September 4th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin!*
swerve From: swerve Date: September 4th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have the best ideas. Just the mental image of little superballs going everywhere cracks me up.
rmeidaking From: rmeidaking Date: September 4th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Probably best saved for a day when the children are not home though...."

Probably best saved for a day when we've had time to protect the statuary ... and you've had time to place an order to Oriental Trading Co.... :-)

We should probably have a Paper Airplane Party someday.
bwittig From: bwittig Date: September 4th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I admired this, R explained to me with mock sternness that the rule is that nobody is allowed to drop *anything* off the balcony. No matter how tempting. She always makes sure to tell visiting children. that.

Which explains why she was careful to explain this to our group!

Sorry I missed seeing everyone!
jebra From: jebra Date: September 5th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I suspect it's not much of a stretch to claim that everyone missed you, too.
Next month, for sure!

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