Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sticky Combat

Unfortunately, marshmallow shooters are not some fun little cocktail. They're actually toy guns that use mini-marshmallows as ammunition.I'd bought four of them early in the summer and then forgotten to give them to the T's. Shame on me, I know.Since my mom was way outnumbered and calling for back-up during her 3 day babysitting stint while the T's parents were out of town, I figured now was a good time to unleash the weapons.The kids were entertained for a good hour.... or maybe even a little more. Which I would call a great success in this group of short attention spans. But it gets better.They played together. All of them. Wait.... let that soak in. All Of The T's Playing Together. From 12 yrs old down to 4. Seriously. I think this might be a first. And yes... Tanner is running around with no shirt and penguin pajama pants. A fashion statement, I guess? Tess just thought they were all crazy. Which they are. Notice the homemade sniper tower in the background. Somehow beach towels provided both protection from the marshmallow projectiles as well as good cover and concealment for surprise ambush.Quote of the day: "This is funner than video games!!!" ~ Tatum (1st grader)
I stopped and bought marshmallows on the way to the T's house. While standing in line at the checkout I saw Pop R0cks. Remember those? I hadn't seen them in forever. So I decided to pick some up to share with the younger generation.
They were a big hit. You can see the evidence on Travis' face. Stray Pop R0cks and marshmallow powder from eating his ammo. LOL! That's what I call a good time!The dog loved the game, too. She was like a bloodhound with her nose to the ground searching out stray marshmallows in the grass. Luckily, she only threw up once after the war had ended. Poor baby.


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW.. they are tooo CUTE..
LOVE the guns..
Great fun for a low price..
I sooo remember pop rocks.. great things always come back..
Sounds like you have been one busy gal..
Have a great week.
I actually saw your patio chair set in HD .. it is soooo pretty... love it..

Liene said...

Pop Rocks are the Bomb!! I remember them as a kid and can't believe they're still around to share with my own kid.

Looks like it was a really fun time!

a Tonggu Momma said...

My nephews have those weapons. They are definitely The Bomb (or should I say The Bullet?).

~K said...

Now that's a good time! your a great Auntie!!!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find these marshmellow guns...my kids would love them. Can you email me and tell me where to look.



Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have said it before, and I will say it again.....You are the best aunt EVER!!!

The marshmallow guns would be a huge hit in this house. I would also love to know where you found them:)

Hope you have a great week!


k1 said...

Did you give them any tactical firearms advise? You know, the importance of trigger control, breath control, and the front site?? Or was this more of a "spray and pray" event???