Friday, August 31, 2012

A Block Party Moment

I'll admit that I was none too excited about our neighborhood block party this month.  Last year's turmoil consisted of rain, a big dead pig cooking on my front lawn (click here for photo of that disaster), and a pop-up tent that didn't understand the concept of  "pop-up."

Anyway, one of my favorite neighbors, MaryKay, put together a hilarious game where kids had to try to put frozen wet t-shirts on as quickly as possible.  Some pictures from those attempts:



 





But nothing beats this video of Joey scoring the t-shirt with the frozen bananas stuck to his shirt.  A classic moment for block party lore. 


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So thanks MaryKay and Deb (block party chair) for reversing my stance on these events.  I've learned my lesson: 

Less dead pig, more frozen bananas.

24 comments:

  1. OK, that T-shirt idea is AWESOME! I totally need to try that.

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  2. GENIUS. Stealing that! Too bad my kids were both born in the winter.

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    1. That could add a whole new twist to a winterized version of the game....

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  3. This would be cool for the teacher team-building thing.

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  4. I can't imagine trying to frozen T-shirts on. That must have been funny to watch. Again, I want to move to your neighborhood. Any houses for sale?

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    1. For you, absolutely! I'll find one!

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  5. We've done the frozen T-shirt thing before and it was a blast. I think we might try it again, I had forgotten about that!

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    1. Like tonight at dinner? You always were ahead of the game, Crack! (:

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  6. If you had that giant bigger-than-my-house- inflatable-water-slide you would have been the block party star!

    But it's good to know that frozen t-shirts and an bananas can be a popular block party water slide alternative ...

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Inflatable water slide? Shhh. Let's just keep that between us, shall we?

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  7. Never heard of the frozen t-shirt thing. Looks more fun than water balloons. I think it's so nice that you have a block party to begin with. no one in my neighborhood even knows anybody else. Everybody works all day...not a lot of young kids.

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    1. Mare - I gotta be honest. In a few years from now, a quiet block sounds grand. Grass is always greener, right? Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Love the frozen t-shirt game. That is hilarious. Also, you are kind of my hero for letting me know my word verification for comments was on. I loathe those things and had no clue mine was enabled. Ha!

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    1. Destroying word verification, one blog at a time. (:

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  9. Maybe I should just freeze all of the tshirts for the first day of school. A 15 year old boy and a 12 year old girl would loooooooove that, no?

    Hope he didn't have to wear the bananas too!

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    1. I was the last one to realize they were stuck to his shirt! You can hear my neighbor pointing it out: "Mar, there are bananas stuck." Duh. I think a frozen shirt contest would be PERFECT for the first day of school. Video please.

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  10. What a cute idea! I’ve never heard of the frozen T-shirt game for kids. Very clever. And the stuck-on frozen bananas were hilarious! It’s great that was caught on video. This makes me wish my daughter was little again. :D

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    1. I've got clever neighbors. They were also the ones who figured out the stuck bananas way before yours truly. I'm so s-m-r-t.

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  11. New Idea for Birthday Parties. See, I always tell my husband that my online time is 'learning' time ;)

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    1. Blogs are practically today's Funk & Wangalls.

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