Sunday, 3 February 2008

Goodness Gracious! Great balls of fire.

Anyone got a bean bag? Ever had the clean the darn thing? My son has and we had too.

What a nightmare. Had to vacuum all the stupid beans out of the bag. Do you know how static sticky those things are? THEY. GO. EVERYWHERE.

I did manage to get them into garbage bags; double bag them and put them up high so the kids couldn't get them. Then I washed the bag and left it dry.

That was a couple of days ago. I was waiting for some help to get the beans back in...wasn't too sure how I was going to manage that task without creating a big old mess and was even toying with the idea of throwing the lot out and putting the empty bag away - should have.

Went to Victor Harbor today, to visit the parents. Dogs stayed home; locked out in the back room. Upon our return, we opened the back door to - you guessed it - beans, millions of tiny, white balls stuck everywhere and on everything. Looks like the dogs climbed up onto the boxes we had stacked out there; the boxes the bags were sitting atop. Looks like the dogs climbed up there, accidently knocked the bags down, then decided to give the bags a bit of a sit on. Somewhere along the line the bag was scratched to smithereens and the beans were spread all over the place.

We were hopping mad and have just finished cleaning up the disaster zone - NEVER AGAIN. If the dog pees on that thing again (and God only knows why he did it in the first place) it is going straight in the bin. HUMPH!


Lynda said...

Oh nooooooo... dogs, dog pee and bean bag balls... what a nightmare. My children have nagged for years about wanting beanbags, but I just have never given in. I always say "I remember the 70's!"

Kathleen said...

I can't even imagine the mess. I am astounded that you would have tackled cleaning the durn thing! Thank you for the early morning chuckle!

jeanie said...

Oooh - I would have just tossed it. Aren't the beans meant to be held by a liner? I have memories of beans trickling out of old beanbags. Dd has a beanbag, but it is more a constant getting in the way obstacle than anything useful..

Tracey said...

You've just reminded me why I was never tempted to get a bean bag after having one as a kid. (Yes, the 70s!)

I think I would have cried.

monkeyinabox said...

Bean Bag Balls. Ha, reminds me of when I was young and had a friend over to play. I had a large tractor tire, that was on the ground with sand in it, for a sandbox. My mom had a bag of the bean bag filling in the garage. For some reason, my friend and I thought it would be fun to put the bean bag balls into the sand box and add water.

I think for the next 5 years there were always stray bean bag balls around the yard, especially in the sandbox.

The Brave said...

Oh that is a GREAT story Monkey. I can only imagine your parent's face when they saw that.

Jen at Semantically driven said...

I made a purple fluffy bean bag about 10 years ago (I can't believe it's that long) and I really feel like washing it but I can't even contemplate taking all the beans out to do so. One day I shall probably chuck it. I have thought about washing it beans and all - somehow.