Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's never too late..

There is an insurance company on our main street that I pass in the mornings on my way home from the pool. They have a billboard on which they post funny, inspirational or thought-provoking phrases. Yesterday the post was all three combined into one.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

I've spent some time in the last few days editing images from another outing to Chuck E Cheese (CEC) that was taken on Thursday afternoon. The original plan was for the girls to meet for our usual play date with the kids. Amy is in town so that seemed like a perfect plan. Until... noises from the guys started coming from all corners about being left out of all the fun. Okay, okay, since Don and Amy were here we decided to include them with the understanding that it won't happen every time! Zeus even joined us and had a good time.

I don't think there is enough fabric in the world to entice me into going to CEC on a Saturday afternoon. However, we have discovered that weekdays at 11:30 a.m. are actually quite pleasant and uncrowded. There is plenty of room for the little ones to enjoy the games without waiting or being run over by bigger kids. Also, that early there isn't the unmistakable smell of sweaty children. It is fairly quiet and the pizzas usually arrive before we are finished playing.

The guys had a nice time and got in their share of basketball games and skee ball. I will admit that it was nice to have them join us. The only problem that came up was what to do with the prize tickets. The guys were all opting for the cool helicopter that shoots missiles while the girls had their hearts set on the fancy tea set. No decisions were made. I have the voucher saved for the next trip out there.

For further proof that it is never too late to have a happy childhood you can go to the Shooting Blog.


(Note: the boys and girls that I mentioned are the adults, NOT the little children.)


Muriel said...

I haven't been to a CEC in years, and my kids have never been. Can we invite ourselves to tag along sometime? (I'm not so sure the mister will back me up on this. Maybe if I promise ice cream)

The Numismatist said...

Absolutely, as long as you can come on a weekday! Like I said, you would have to work long and hard to get me to go on a weekend. Thursdays are our play days. If you have a local day off school that would be perfect.

Eris said...

I did NOT want the teaset. Missiles over teacups any day!

Me said...

I definately felt like a child that day. It was so much fun!

The Duchess said...

Eris - you totally wanted to tea set - seriously woman, you need to start being gender conscious! Fight with the sisters!