Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Destroying the Death Star

Muahaha. We were evil to the kids this year. Not on purpose - of course - but we incorporated a spray-painted pinata in with Jack's 7th birthday party.

How is this evil?

It's evil because NO ONE TOLD US THAT YOU HAD TO RIP IT FIRST.

We assumed that it would be a fun little activity with little kids. It would break...there would be candy...life would be peachy.

We were so wrong.

Note this picture: The pinata doesn't have a string (oops) and instead of a bat we used a plastic light saber. While cute and appropriate for the party theme, it wasn't effective in the least.

Just for the sake of preserving history, here's the "before"

Before we post the "after," you need to know how it get there. It started innocently enough: 


Oops. That whole "lack of string" part really did play a key role in this.

Chris tried, but with his soft saber I'm afraid he was doomed before he even started:

Eventually the little plastic ring broke, so Trav opted to act as a human string. Bad move.




















At this point, notice that it still. hasn't. broken. That's the pinata of steel apparently. So what did we do? Naturally, we kicked it around like a soccer ball.


And notice...IT STILL DIDN'T BREAK! It still took a lot of kicking to get it to break.

There we go. The after.

And the after...of Trav's welt-covered arm that was left holding the pinata.

So was it a good time? Sure, but now we've learned: don't mess with pinatas.

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