To make matters worse this year was our year of no parties, no kid parties that is. We implemented an every-other-year approach to kid parties. If I was smart I would have the boys on opposite years, so we only have one kid party a year, but whatever.
Instead of a party the boys get to pick one friend and then choose a special event. Micah has known for an entire year what he would do: Family Fun Center. So, on a recent no school day, I took my three boys plus Micah's very best friend to this mythical place. Little did I know what I was getting in to.
Bumper boats with water squirters. Otherwise known as my worst nightmare.
Tip: Leave the bumper boats for the end. Also, don't go in them if you are the only adult and you don't want to get soaked.
Side-note: I thought I would be asked to leave after all the screaming that happened during this ride. I was offered a towel.
Aside from the bumper boat debacle, nearly losing them in the video arcade, and refusing to buy another 100 tokens, I think the day was a success.
Full disclosure: I did immediately go to dinner and order a mixed drink (or two) to recover from this family fun event.