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A Mount Royal University interior design student asked to come visit my studio as she was doing a project involving a photo studio/school.  I was happy to show her my space.  We could only do it on a Sunday as Harold was at a canoe course so I said I’d have to bring the kids.  They were in the presentation room while I showed her around the shooting area.  And this is what I came back to.   Yes, I kinda forgot my beanbag that I use for newborn shoots was in the room.   It just took one ‘zip’ and a bit of tossing around and voila… complete joy!    He was literally swimming in it.   And Hailey was just looking on not being a part of it, but knowing someone was going to be in trouble.

I’m not sure if any of you have dealt with the itsy bitsy balls from a beanbag but they are absolutely horrific to clean up.  HORRIFIC.  They are so static, cling to everything, are tiny, and just a pain in the, let’s say neck.   It took me 3 hours to clean up.   He had tracked it all through the studio as he tried to run away from me.   Nope, I admittedly wasn’t the happiest mom in the world as I cleaned up a Sunday night.  But I have to admit I have a smile on my face as I look at them now.  Especially, the one of him in the corner to which he was banished. 

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  1. Harold Pliszka March 18, 2011 Reply

    Those blasted little balls have made their way to our house and are stuck in the washing machine and dryer.

  2. Shauna March 18, 2011 Reply

    beautiful son, great spin on it.. again an inspiration! I have cleaned up those balls before--empathy is coming your way!

  3. Meagan March 18, 2011 Reply

    Love it! You can always find the sunny side, and beautiful pictures for memories ;)

  4. Laurel March 18, 2011 Reply

    Loved this story and the photos. I too have cleaned up many of these itsy bitsy balls. Pain is an understatment.

  5. Lisa Kathleen March 18, 2011 Reply

    Thank you for reminding why I currently do not own a bean bag chair;)

    In joy,
    Lisa Kathleen
    Full Circle Parenting

  6. Reannon walker March 18, 2011 Reply

    That's awesome!!! :) totally made me rethink any type of beanbag chairs in my house!! The pictures are priceless!!

  7. leticia March 18, 2011 Reply

    oh me oh my. the last pic is so darn cute. it's so great that you thought to document it :)

  8. Marlene Pliszka March 18, 2011 Reply

    Isn't he just the most presious boy! Wish I had been there. And then the ever so inocent Hailey.

  9. Cathy March 20, 2011 Reply

    didnt' this happen at your house too? with one of my bean bags?

  10. Virginia Holst March 26, 2011 Reply

    OH MY GOD. That's all I have to say :)

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