A few days ago we went to one of those indoor bouncy places and there was an obstacle course that the boys loved, so they decided they wanted to build one for Dad that would be ready when he came home from work. Great! A project for a frigid day! I was down with that.
We started with our "blueprint" and worked from there. First of all, I had to wrangle the boys away from their football game, and then from the hockey game that broke out, and keep them from getting sidetracked too many times. When all was said and done, a million hours later, we had a course for Brian to take on when he walked in the door. Here are some pictures.
|One thing that added to it taking all day-- |
I made the boys write all the signs.
|First obstacle-- ford the raging towel river by jumping |
over hockey sticks
|Step through the masking tape web|
|Putt down the one bowling pin|
|Crawl through the scary cave|
|What made the cave scary? These terifiying animals ready to eat you. Duh.|
|Jump and twist!|
|Tiptoe through the blocks forest |
with wandering astronauts, shuttles, rocks,
dinosaurs, and sea life
|Toss plastic horseshoes over the four legs |
of an overturned chair
|Jump over the superhero umbrellas|
|Score a goal to the left with the tiny hockey stick|
and then hit the target at the end of the hall with
a tennis ball
|basket to score the goal in|
|Hit the target that will be randomly selected when|
the contestant reaches this point
When Brian got home, the excited boys put a football helmet on him for safety precautions and he did some light stretching to warm up. Cal and Clark wore Incredible Hulk gloves to punch him whenever he messed up on the course.
|After falling in the river and being pummeled by Hulk hands,|
Brian nimbly maneuvered through the spider web.
|And putted down the bowling pin with no problem|
|The cave was easy, except for the roaring animals, and he had to dance a little|
and try a few times to get the jump mat right. But tiptoeing through the blocks
and specifically spiky dinosaurs proved pretty tricky and painful.