Adrian! Yo, Adrian!!

Initially, all I could find were huge pink castles and bright red Transformer-related ones.

That just would not do for my (goofy!) birthday boy.

While he, surprisingly, wanted a big, bouncy thing for his birthday party, he didn’t want a little kiddie, simple box type moon walk.

He wanted something more interactive.

Something different.

So, this is what I found:

A big. huge. blowup. boxing. ring.

Perfect for a group of 12 and 13 year old boys with excessive amounts of energy and testosterone.

My boy was quite happy with his surprise.

I think all the boys were.

I mean, look at those boxing gloves!  They are huge!

Almost every boy at the party jumped at the opportunity to take a swing or two with the gloves on.

My son even had his own personal trainer, coaching him from the side.

“You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!”

(Name that movie!  …Sorry for the crap reference.)

It was hilarious watching the boys swinging those humongous gloves!

Trainer: Your nose is broken.
Fighter: How does it look?
Trainer: Ah, it’s an improvement.   (Same movie. Know it?)


At one point, my son made the mistake of getting in the ring without the protective headgear on…



They wore themselves out and eventually had to take a break, deciding to compete in a slam dunk contest. (The ring also had basketball hoops in two corners.)

I believe a good time was had by all…

Do you hear that sound?  It’s me, patting myself on the back.

I am not always the best at planning parties, but in this case, I think it was a success!

It’s good to be 12.  And goofy.




  1. Lana Rush

    Oh my gosh – he looks just like his father! Of course, I still picture both your boys shoving straws up their noses to make my girls laugh.

    Hey – how can I “officially” follow your blog? Or do I just check in when I “see” you on Twitter?


    • Elizabeth Simmons

      I still think fondly of those visits!

      As far as following the blog, you can subscribe to it–there’s a button to the right that you just fill in so you will get email alerts that I’ve posted a new post.
      Post. Posting. How many times can I write the word post??

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