Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I Feel Like a Kid Again!

It's so fun having an amusement park pass. Thanks to Laura, she inspired us to purchase a year pass for our family and have since used it twice this month. I was kind of bummed after the first visit, to have paid full price for a year pass and only be able to ride the Ferris wheel. But alas, it was only fear stopping me! I thought if I rode anything remotely crazy, I would for sure end up with broken bones. Well, when we went yesterday, I rode the upside down roller coaster, the Space Shot (it shoots you into the air), and many more.

We have a quite interesting situation in our family. Me, the one in the wheelchair, will ride anything. My big strong husband? Not so much. So when E wants to ride the big ones, who has to go? We have to pick between actual safety of my body, or my husband hurling up his lunch. I feel really great that I took a chance, showing my son that "mommy can do it, too". Hubby actually rode some that he swore he never would go on. Then, he swore when he went on them. It was hilarious. The greatest was probably when the amusement park employees offered to watch the kids while hubby went on the Space Shot. Man, did he try to get out of that one. But, he rode. What a man! He does feel bad, however, about the number of times he said "shit" sitting next to 8 & 9 year olds. If you know my husband, you know that he hardly ever cusses.

Moving on, our day today at home was great. It is nice when you're on the go all the time, to just not have anywhere to be. I could tell the kids got a little restless by the end of the day, though. Our window a/c DID NOT keep up with this heat. It was 85 in our house most of the day. Yikes! I'm excited about our upcoming planning meeting this Fri. for our home school group. I'm excited and a little anxious about this school year. It's our first "official" one. I'm so glad we are in the group we are. There are co-ops, and great people. One common goal of educating our children. No hidden agendas. That's how it should be.


Laura said...

i'm glad you took a chance! and to think, there are more fun days to come!

November said...

Sounds like you guys had fun! You are much braver than I am - no way am I going on an upsidedown rollercoaster! Love ya!

Christine said...

I'll ride just about everything at Adventureland - except the Dragon! We bought passes this year too, I am sure we have already gotten our money's worth and still have half of the summer to go. We even went out on the 4th and watched the fireworks and had a great view. My favorite time to go is September, when it's cooler and the crowds are thinner.

Heather K. said...

I'm afraid I'm with your hubby on this one. I don't know when it happened, but anymore, walking too fast makes me motion sick. I can't believe he said sh**, and in front of children no less. He'll burn for that one....lol.