Sunday, September 23, 2007

Celebratory Day

Saturday the 3rd-5th graders from church went to Celebration Station. (You can easily see where Ryan is, but I blend in with the height of 5th graders) I hadn't been since 6th grade and it was quite the adventure. It has all the games inside like Chuckie Cheese (or mini casino for kids as Ryan calls it) where kids win tickets and then redeem them for worthless cheap toys that break after playing with them for 10 seconds. But outside they have batting cages, go carts, putt putt, and bumper boats. Our group rate included unlimited bumper boat and go cart rides. I had expected there to be lines for these things but I guess we came on a good day and didn't have to wait for anything really. Ryan and the kids talked me into driving a go-cart. I drove it like a grandma, but I didn't crash into anything so I considered it a success. After 3 hours of fun we ate pizza and headed back to the church for the kiddos to be picked up.

It was kinda funny/sad to see which kids were good with rationing their tokens for games and which ones ran out in the first 5 minutes we were there. They were the ones with the lusty hunger in their eyes for more tokens. They frantically would search the floor for dropped tokens rather than ride go carts. They will be the ones who should stay far far away from Las Vegas when they are older.

2 comments:

Walt & Saundra said...

I was a token saver for sure, but then you spend all your time looking for the perfect place to "spend" all your tickets, and run out of time to do anything and end up giving away half your tokens to one of the frantic kids as you're on the way out the door.

And the name is top-secret!!! :)

Blair & Rachel said...

Do you still work for an interior design company or is being a children's director just a side thing? Hope all is well, you have ten times more patience and confidence than I taking that many kids to CS.

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