Last night was my first time. I had held out, saving myself I suppose. Everyone said it would be special. I wanted it to be magical…something I would never forget. I had never been to Chuck E. Cheese. They just didn’t exist anywhere near where I grew up so that wasn’t an option. Once we had kids, I was busy…every single time somone had a birthday party there. Last night, Emily’s school had a fund raiser there and she committed me before I had a chance to make other plans. So, I got protection (hand sanitizer) and headed inside the place.
At first, I was pretty overwhelmed by the smell of kids and the number of germ-hiding locations. In fact, the germs were so bold that they didn’t even try to hide. They seemed to be flying through the air before my eyes in fact. Anyhow, we ordered some…uh…I guess you’d call it food. We ate and then started to play. Now folks, I never have really grown up…or at least I never grew up right. We played skee-ball and rode on the rides. Isaac showed me his expertise at a reaction time game and Abigail pedaled herself into the air on a magic bike.
I tried to ride the rides but I didn’t fit too well. The manager finally came over and asked me if I wanted a job as Chuck himself. “I’ll pass I think…I am part elephant and am afraid of mice.” She just shook her head and walked away. Don’t grown-ups understand? I am playing!
All in all, it was a pretty good time. A lot of kids from Emily’s school were there and I am sure they raised money. I had a pretty good time too. In fact, I wasn’t really ready to leave. I did need to take 2 showers and I did a dance with a scrub brush and a bucket full of Mr. Clean!