Friday, September 9, 2011

Who Gave Me This Badge, And Why Wasn't I Trained In Emergency Situations!

As I sat in football the other day, I was thrilled when one of the other cool moms "talked" to me! Not only is she heavy in the pulse of the school events and sports, but she like me has MANY children and was a young mom that had older teenagers and young ones.

She in return was thrilled to hear that I was an at home mom that could help volunteer at her big event she was helping run that was to help support "The After Prom". This....THIS is exactly what I was hoping to get involved in with Tatum being a senior this year. I had went and toured the after prom llllaassst year for her junior prom and almost fell over with how impressed I was with what they did for these kids! It is a HUGE safe bash they have for the kids to go to after the prom till 4 in the a.m. so they are not out drinking and driving or anywhere else they could get into trouble. It actually has become so big and cool and fun, that the kids LOVE it, and when I went to tour it last year I could see why! They had rooms set up like casino's, places set up with reality contest's (fear factor etc.), inflatables you could sumo wrestle on, henna tattoo's, every kind on food imaginable, fun picture photo shoots. Even a real porcelain toilet that was used in some kind of race, lol. It was geared towards teenagers, and looked like so much fun! They keep the cost low of just $10 tickets for the kids by many donations and lots of work by us!

I was going to go to the first meeting NEXT week, but HERE was an opportunity to get involved with the group now! (I also can't say no) So even though it was a monster week. I said my Friday was hers!

One special thing about our little country town is we have a train station. And every once in a while "Thomas the Train" comes! The after prom committee runs this apparently, and so before I blinked, I had a badge, a shirt and was running a bounce house.

Now mind you for half of the day I had my 4 year old helper. {{Thank Goodness}} She liked jumping in there, and got out when there came a line and too many people were waiting. She really was good about it all. She rounded up babies and drug them to the opening for mother's and helped quite a bit. Our day was going well.

No shoes....check
5 at a time....check

completely made up rules, but I'm a mom, so I GOT THIS!

I felt pretty cool with a badge and STAFF written really big on my back.


You see what happens when they give badges to people who don't know what the hell they are doing.

My 5 quota'd kids are jumping. Thank goodness Summer was one of the 5. And PHFTfffffffff..............

My castle. My air.

Starts to deflate.


With children inside.

And parents looking TO ME to do something.

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII do not know how the hell this thing is PUT TOGETHER!

My first thought is that someone tripped the cord, and I run behind to try to plug it back in.


That would be when the screaming started. Oh...and the panic.

I realized it was deflating in ON the children, and THAT is where I should run to.

So I ran back to the opening, and like a rescue worker getting in a burning building, I dig and hand crying little ones out to their parents.

I want to turn in my badge.


The long and the short of it.....AFTER I found someone to help ME....was that the electrical breaker quit.

not funny.

I sold balloons then that afternoon.

not fun.


Totally, saved the day, errr moment, and felt pretty good about THAT!

Wonder what my next event will have me doing??? HA!