Imagine one mommy who has to survive a three hour layover in a dirty airport and is determined to keep her little darlings happy and awake. (They can sleep on the next 5 hour flight to the west coast - no use wasting slumber during the layover.)
Now imagine a family of four being incredibly too loud as they play airport balloon volleyball. Wait….. no need to imagine: that's my family.
Choosing an empty gate, we used a row of chairs in the waiting area as our net - picked teams and went to work. It was hilarious! The boys were engaged, active (just tiring them out a bit more for that nap during the final flight), and happy. Oh, so happy! The giggles were too much. Twice we had a time-out so our youngest could catch his breath. We spiked; we blocked; we high-fived and occasionally had help from a passerby when the balloon wandered out of bounds.
Good, clean, airport fun: that's hard to come by, but (oh so sweet and) simple with a 99 cent pack of balloons.