~ Ella's ticker at the bottom of the page says she is "4 years, 11 months, 3 weeks & 5 days old." ~
Wow. My firstborn is almost 5. More on that next week on her actual birthday. But today I'll will speak of the evil's of Chuck E. Cheese.
I fully planned on never telling my children of this place. I figured they would never want to go there if they didn't know it existed. Great plan! But I forgot about commercials. And how commercials somehow ingrain themselves on the brains of children.
(This is the part where the holier-than-thou non t.v. watchers can gloat and do their little dance of "well MY children don't watch tv." But we're tv watchers. And although the children usually watch movies, tv is a necessary evil for us. You try working from home with one, much less three children! If I sound defensive, it's because I am - even though I shouldn't be. I don't know why this topic bugs me so much. Nor do I know why many non tv watchers are SO damned smug about it. But anywho ... )
So. While Ella runs to tell me I need to "call now!" to buy the wonder hangers or one of the other 18 bajillion products hawked on television, she knows all about Chuck E Cheese. And my wallet will soon know of Chuck E Cheese. It's expensive! $15.99/child and that does not include any food or drinks for the adults. 11 children have replied "yes" to the invite so that's $176 for the kids alone! I haven't even thought of how much it will be to buy lunch for the 16 or so adults.
Chuck E Cheese can suck it. (after my daughter has a ~wonderful~ birthday though). Do they serve beer? ~wink~