A Day of Family Fun

So in honor of Spring Break (that is only a myth here in We Get Too Much Snow And The Kids Have Snow Make-Up Days Land) I have decided that it would be fun to do something out of the ordinary with the kids in the 1.5 days they have off for Easter. This idea was inspired by the coupons for Chuck E. Cheese's I found in the newspapers that I was lining the puppy kennel with. They were still valid, even.

And then I realized that Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in theaters. Luke is a huge Wimpy Kid fan. He's been anxiously awaiting the feature of that film. He'd love to see it on the big screen. So I gave him a choice, and said he got to decide what the family did for fun on Easter break.

You'd think I asked him if he would rather go to Disney or own a candy store of his very own. That boy deliberated (quite seriously, I might add) for days. DAYS. It was such a monumental decision. What if he chose wrong? Josh offhandedly told him that we'll rent the movie when it comes out. The look of relief on Luke's face was priceless. Suddenly there was no deciding because he could obviously have his cake and eat it, too.  The giant cheesy mouse had won out.

The place was nearly empty, which is exactly the way we like it. The bigger boys were asked by the staff to help move a ride (we took the nephew along) and were each given a handful of token for their efforts. Total score.

As Luke used all his tokens and was walking around looking for more under games, a friend from school came in and was quite generous with both her tokens and tickets toward Luke. Methinks the boy may have a girl interested in him. Methinks the boy is also clueless about that. I find it amusing.

One of the bored employees was riding in a virtual race car and Micah noticed that the seat beside her was empty. He made himself at home upon her invitation and then charmed her over enough to coerce her into feeding the machine token after token for another ten minutes. Little mooch.

All in all it was a grand day. With the temperatures hitting 80 and the sun shining brightly, it was a fabulous start to a holiday weekend.


Michelle said...

Hey, we did CEC last week for spring break, too, and it was empty. And we had a little girl who would walk up to my cup and reach in to take tokens. I always gently took them back explaining that they weren't hers and that my wee ones would share if she asked nicely. I like Micah's way better :) Smart cookie!

Trisha said...

It sounds like you and the kiddos had a fun time during your short break!

HalfAsstic.com said...

You know I can totally see the draw to Chucky C's when it's all empty and such. That would be fun. I have only been there when it was a loud, roaring, din of hostility.

Burgh Baby said...

The ONLY way to do Chuck's is when it's empty. If there are even 15 cars in the parking lot, I'm not going in. No way!

Glad y'all had a blast!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a perfect day! We have yet to take in Chuck-E-Cheese's, but when we do, I will be sure to remember your mid-week trick!

Gina said...

That's the kind of CEC day I like. Last time I went, I wanted to kill about 12 idiot, inattentive parents.

caramama said...

What a wonderful day! Good choice, Luke!

I hope you all had a great Easter, too.