Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lesson learned

So I went to a conference last week. My hubby and I decided to sneak in a mini family vacation since there were several things in the area that we thought the kidlets would want.

We're at Seaworld. It's still fairly early in the day. My kids want to play the carnival game Ring the Bottle. I figure, what the hell? since neither one can throw worth anything. (we tease the girl about being safest by standing where she is aiming!)

Second ring, the girl successfully rings the damned bottle. And THIS is the prize she chooses:

Great. Just what we wanted - a nearly 6 foot pink whale to carry around the park and then to try and get home.

Moral of the story - never let your kids play the carnie games at any place.


Grumpy, M.D. said...


But they have places near the front where you can check that stuff. But then you have to walk back there to dump it off.

ER's Mom said...

On the upside, it made finding our group easy for those who went off for potty breaks! Just look for the giant pink whale.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

When our kids were younger, and we went to amusement parks, we had some freakin' HIDEOUS colored shirts that we'd bought on sale at Old Navy.

It made our kids stand out like a sore thumb, and allowed us to keep track of them easily.

Kristin said...

So...did the ploy work? No one got sick?

rlbates said...

lq2m! Glad the trip was fun

Nectarine said...

Point taken. I guess some lessons are learned the hard way!

Grumpy, M.D., as a kid (and possibly still as an adult, but I'm not sayin) I always made fun of the families at amusement parks who had to wear matching, loudly coloured t-shirts. Although I understand the practicality, you may have scarred your children for life!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Hell, that's true, but the T-shirts had nothing to do with it.