Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did
It was a school project about Mars that one of the kids had to do and we used a balloon to make a paper mache representation of the planet.
By the end of the weekend I thought I was starring in a Seinfeld episode.
I just hope Mars has a lot of craters in it because that thing spent a lot of the weekend bouncing about the garden and being chased by dogs when it was meant to be on the clothesline drying. Every time I looked outside that thing was off having an adventure in the garden. The poor thing had so many soggy layers of newspaper on it I doubt it ever had a chance of really drying though, it was never going to be one of those pinatas that are so rock solid you need a chainsaw to open them. In fact the final indignity for that poor thing (besides being a very unflattering shade of orange) was when we burst the balloon inside and it deflated and sucked in the sides even more instead of coming away cleanly.
It looked like something out of an Edvard Munch painting.
I knew we should have done the diorama – I’m really good at them.