Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chuck E Cheese is not ...

Today was N's first birthday. Such a big boy! He had a cupcake party at daycare this afternoon. Apparently, he quite enjoyed his chocolate cupcake. They made him a little party hat of construction paper that he wore without complaint. He was a happy little guy. Everything was good.

To celebrate his birthday this evening, we decided to go out to Chuck E Cheese. N wore a little birthday boy crown, and ate some pizza. And with considerable prompting, J ate a hotdog. Games were played. Fun was had. Exhaustion ensued.

And people were people. As they often are. And because of them, I have decided to make a list of the things that Chuck E Cheese is not. Because there appears to be some misunderstanding.

So, in case anyone was wondering, Chuck E Cheese is not:

  1. quiet.

  2. representative of the fine dining experience.

  3. relaxing.

  4. an excellent choice for a romantic evening out.

  5. appropriate for a group with no children present.

  6. nutritious.

  7. a place that children want to leave. Like, ever.

  8. staffed by friendly, knowledgable, polite employees.

  9. a library.

  10. a magical place where all your dreams come true.

  11. responsible for any loss or damage.

  12. the best place to really tick off an over-tired mother of two who has just worked a full day and is now at a really loud establishment trying to get a picture of her one-year old sitting in a pretend car next to a giant rat as her insanely hyper four-year old throws up in a place as yet to be determined, because he refused to tell her.

  13. cleaned on a regular basis.

  14. quiet. (I know I said it before, but it bears repeating.)

  15. an alternative to daycare.
So ... Any questions?


Cameron said...

Sooo...would you recommend Chuck E Cheese? ;)

Actually, I'm going their Sunday for a relative's party....they do have booze though, right?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

LOL @ Cameron... I was going to ask the same thing... so really, Tell us how you feel!!!

online again said...

I didn't realise that N shared my birthday! Well, he must grow into a decent chap then as ages :)

Happy delayed b-day to the little one!

Rubberbacon said...

I haven't been there yet ... by I'm sure my day is coming. It's one of those things you just have to brace yourself for. Grit your teeth and jump right in there with wipes and hand sanitizer.

Congrats on the one year milestone. It's really an accomplishment for you as well!