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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This and That

This has been a strange week...I'm totally unlike myself for some reason. All I've wanted to do all week is lay on the bed and read. I haven't really had the urge to sew though I've done some hand embroidery and I also made myself finish a baby quilt top that I was making for the Downey Quilts for Kids program, which I'll show you when I'm finished with the quilting. Maybe next week. Maybe. The gray days have made me really show my true colors....I'm muttering under my breath and threatening to drive the hour to Little Rock to slap the weatherman's face - he said sun yesterday and there was no sun. When it finally appeared today I pulled a chair up to the patio doors and sat right where the sun was streaming in and read for 30 minutes! It was too cold to sit outside or I would have done that. I'd have sat there longer but by the time I got home from the dentist, had lunch, started the laundry and checked on my sister, who wasn't feeling well, there wasn't much sun time left! I'll be better when the sun has been out longer. Meanwhile I've got about 3 books going so I'm ok.


Saturday we went to Miss Laney's 4th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. I had no idea. No idea. You ever been there? On the first Saturday that the weather is decent after a long winter? There were 5 birthday parties going on while we were there and 5 more coming when we left. Screaming kids, frantic parents searching for their screaming kids, games that made weird noises, games that went back and forth and up and down, a television showing movies and a fake band playing music, all at the same time.
Picture #1 is Laney anxiously awaiting the party to begin. It's coming, it's coming, and she's so excited and pleased with herself she can hardly stand it.

Picture #2...big sister has on the crown. You know the crown that belongs to the birthday girl? There is something wrong here...what's she doing with my crown?


Picture #3 - Somebody better fix this situation in a hurry because the birthday girl is not happy and if we're not careful she'll fix it herself.
Picture #4 - Now this is how it's supposed to be! The princess has on her crown, Chuck himself is congratulating her, and attendants are waiting.
As a final note let me just say that going to the bathroom in Chuck E. Cheese's place is a whole 'nother story. Thousands of kids in a bathroom with only four stalls, and not all the toilets are full size - picture a toilet the size of a bedpan and just that close to the floor - well you just better plan to go when you get home, or on the side of the interstate in full view of everyone passing, but not there. I'm just sayin'. Chuck E. Cheese should be ashamed. At the very least he should have an adult only bathroom somewhere in that place.



15 comments:

Adrienne said...

I try to above Chuck E. Cheese at all times - except for birthday parties when they are for my grandkids!
~Adrienne~

paula, the quilter said...

And did you have the mother of all headaches from the din when you got home?

Michelle said...

I can feel the nerves in your neck tightening up at this very moment. I totally agree. Those of us who are not used to the noise should be allowed to go sit in a quiet corner (if there is one).

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Haveing a ton of grandkids we got initiated a few years ago. OMG I about split my head open with the headache. Kids love it though. Had to laugh, no quiet corners at CC.

Tracy P. said...

Gotta love the big rat, Grandma! Do you hear all the moms with young kids giggling on the other side of the screen? :-)

We might have--just maybe--outgrown it now. No guarantee. I have some tokens I could send you if you need a game fix! :-)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I haven't had the pleasure of going to Chunky Cheese, but I'm sure my time is coming. I'll remember to go to the grown up room before we leave. Just going to my daughters house with kids running around, my ears ring when I get home. LOL
Love your story of the phone call.
I think all you need is some sunshine to brighten you up.

Valerie said...

I totally agree with you. My daughter and grandchildren love to go there for lunch- no parties. Not me. They also love to have their parties there too. Oh it is so loud. Everytime I go, I smile, do what I have to do, and can't wait to get home.

Arkansas Patti said...

Still laughing about the bed pan. I can imagine it is the best for kids, not so much adults.
Better thee than me is all I can say.

Jan said...

Oh I did enjoy going to this party with you ,they say every picture tells a story and this is certainly a story in pictures lol thanks for sharing it. And yes I can relate to the book and bed on these cold days brr...love Jan xx

Sandy said...

I have been there only once...that was enough. Very funny about the bathroom...of course not if you have to go really bad!!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Great pictures. I am not a big Chuck E. Cheese fan but the kids sure like it. As for wanting to lay around and read, I say go for it!

Marge said...

One time. One time only. And never again! The kids get totally overstimulated which causes more noise and wildness and then no one has any fun. As I said.....never again!

Angie said...

I KNEW there was a good reason for just being an Auntie. You can choose whether you go to these do's or not. It's not so bad until they start school. Until then they just have their litle pals and mummies and the birthday cake is had at home. Once they're at school the whole class has to be invited so the English equivalent of Chucky Cheese - don't ask me where that is, Burger King maybe - gets the honour of entertaining them. I wonder how much the poor old waitresses get paid? Probably danger money on party days.

Jody Blue said...

Been there done that, no thank you we will pass...unless its a grand child;)

Jacquie said...

Chuck E. Cheese was a favorite of my boys when they were young. I don't guess I ever visited the bathroom in there. Ha!

Hope you're feeling better today!