This is a must.
Hilarious, sweaty fun!
And it requires zero soccer skills.
I mean if you have them that’s great, but most likely they will be difficult to use because at any given moment another bubble (carrying a human) may slam into you sending you flying and rolling in various directions.
Then there’s the getting up part. If you have short legs, this can be a real challenge. Wait…it kinda of seemed challenging regardless of the length of your legs.
Did I mention sweaty?
Back in February when I was still only halfway to my 40 before 40, I scheduled a half birthday bubble soccer party for myself at Snohomish Sports Institute.
Yes. I did that.
I mean who doesn’t book themselves a half birthday party?
Unfortunately, the timing was challenging for people, so I postponed. Which meant I had to give up on my perfect plan. That’s a hard thing to do for a perfectionist. More about that on another day.
So I finally rescheduled.
My bubble soccer adventurers included:
- My good sport husband Beau and myself
- My daughter Emilee and her boyfriend Jordan
- My sister Amanda, her husband Brad, my niece Isabelle and nephew Cooper
- My teaching buddies- Rachel, Voni and Megan
You got all that?
Unless you are someone whose name shall not be mentioned, you might throw yourself into the goal…
Teachers are really bad at listening to the directions. At one point my husband said “Aren’t teachers supposed to be good listeners?”
And we all laughed.
Anyway, we got most of it figured out.
Yes, we play an actual soccer game and we would be playing 4 minute rounds.
That may not sound like very long, but at the end of 4 minutes you can’t wait to shed that big hunk of inflated plastic.
It’s hot in there.
My team lost.
It was Amanda, Brad, Jordan, Cooper and I versus Beau, Emilee, Megan, Voni, Rachel and Isabelle.
They had an extra player.
That’s why they won.
Okay, probably not.
But let’s just go with that.
Here’s a little clip of the action:
And another in case that wasn’t enough:
It was a blast.
I’m so thankful for everyone who could make this such a fun adventure.