Mischievous youngsters decided to turn their new home into a winter wonderland, complete with “snow.” But it wasn’t all fun as it took her parents over three hours to clean up the “carnage”.
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Playing in the snow is one of life’s most magical moments and a favorite pastime of children around the world.
Unfortunately, as summer approaches, there are fewer opportunities for snowball fights.
So a group of cheeky friends decided to take matters into their own hands by turning their house into a winter wonderland.
The kids had been enjoying their first playdate in their new home when an idea struck them. They then emptied all of the Styrofoam balls out of three giant bean bags, much to their unsuspecting mothers’ surprise.
The “carnage” that the kids created in less than 30 minutes took over three hours for their parents to clean up.
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Luckily, their moms saw the funny side of things. Natalie Standen, from Jersey, Channel Islands, had just been meeting up with friend Andreia Gomes when the chaos ensued.
The 38-year-old invited Andreia and her daughter to her family’s home for the first time after moving in three weeks ago.
Natalie’s sons Harvey, five, and Alex, seven, daughter Ava, three, and Andreia’s daughter Leah Zara, six, played upstairs while their parents enjoyed a cup of tea.
But 20 minutes into the visit, Natalie’s eldest son, 11-year-old Jake, ran downstairs to report “a carnage” was taking place.
When the pair set out to investigate, they stumbled across an unusual scene — it appeared to be snowing in mid-June.
Full-time mom Natalie recalls, “As we walked up the stairs, we heard lots of laughter and screams, and by the time we reached the top floor, the landing was covered in ‘snow.’
“Then we opened the door to the playroom. It was three of the four very large bean bags and it was everywhere. The first thing they said was ‘it’s snowing’. They laughed, threw it in the air and had an Absolut Ball.
“Me and Andreia both looked at each other and said ‘oh my god’ at the same time.”
The mother-of-four, who lives with IT manager Danny Standen’s husband, 37, said the room was covered with thousands of Styrofoam balls.
“It took maybe 20 minutes for us to leave them in the room to play and get back to it. They did it quickly and we had no idea,” she added.
After spotting the snow scene, Natalie and Andreia set about cleaning up the balls.
Natalie said: “We tried to get her to help. Ava climbed into one of the empty bean bags and refused to get out, Harvey stuffed a shoe and Alex threw it all over us – so I’m not sure we can help” is the word.
“It took us three and a half hours and we’re still finding it. I’m sure it will stay there for years to come.”
Even after the big cleaning, Natalie thinks kids should be allowed to “make a mess.”
She explained: “I’m all for letting kids be kids. Make ’em get muddy, make ’em jump in a stream.
“They just love being kids and I like it when they do what kids do.”
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