Following the disaster that was cake cutting and presents opening, and then the relief that came from feeding the child, we did make it to Chuck E Cheese.
That part was GOOD 🙂
Jay is a big fan of Chuck E Cheese’s. Or as he calls it … “Chuck E Cheese Ess”. Get it? He loves rides and he loves climbing and sliding. He really loves skee ball and on this trip he discovered that he also loves air hockey. I saw a competitive side to him that I can’t remember seeing before. Whenever he would sink his puck on my side, he’d dance and say “oh yeah, oh yeah“. It was cute. He celebrated so much that he’d almost not be ready when I took the puck out and started playing again. I’m not one of those parents who lets their kid win just because they are a kid. Our first game came down to the wire and we were tied at 6 each with the next point deciding the winner. I won but only because Jay accidentally scored on himself. It was so much fun playing with him.
Jay ate about 4 slices of pizza and drank juice without ice. He used his earned tickets to buy cotton candy which came as a shock to me. I don’t think he’d ever had it before. After the 1st bite I asked if he liked it and he said no. He actually spit it out into a napkin. I told him that I was very proud of him for trying it. He went on to try it several more times. Each time he let the water settle in his mouth and he looked like he was being forced to eat lizard tails but he would swallow and then take another piece.
Ace too had a great time playing games and climbing and sliding. He too ate lots of pizza and drank lots of juice. All the kids enjoyed their day. We even popped Uncle P’s Chuck E Cheese cherry. He had never been before but I have a feeling he’ll drag Aunty Naffie back there soon. He loved the pizza. 🙂 Ace used his tickets to buy a gun (or maybe it was a rocket) … either way he loved it and was happily running around shooting it up in the air and at people. We were there for more than 3 hours and left without anyone losing their happy.
After Chuck E Cheese, since Jay was now in a good mood, he was ready to check out his gifts. He was happy with his new DVD’s and his new animals and he was especially fond of his Sumo Bumper Boppers. If you don’t know what those are and you have children or are child-like and you like to hear your children laughing hysterically and you like to laugh at your kids or yourself and you don’t mind possibly breaking valuable things in your home or having some child at some point complain that they got hurt and you have lungs that are good for blowing up incredibly difficult and big, plastic inflatables then YOU NEED TO GET THESE. They were a big hit with kids and adults alike. Check out the video below. And take my word for it that whatever they show you on the video, is not entirely accurate. Things get WAY wilder and WAY more crazy and loud and FUN and it’s WAY worth the $20. And that kid in the video who got knocked over and had his legs sticking up in the air? Yeah, that was Jay more times than he was upright.