Where a kid can be a kid and the parent can go clinically insane.


Next time I mention in my blog that I’m taking Cassidy to Chuck E Cheese, I expect all of you to virtually back hand me. Repeatedly. With a hammer. I love my daughter, dearly. And that’s the only reason I can come up with for voluntarily putting up with 500 screaming, misbehaving, sugared up kids and cheese covered cardboard passed off as “pizza”.

Usually at some point I try and break away from hosting duty (because I paid $20 a kid for SOMEBODY ELSE TO DO THAT) and go throw some balls. Skeeball. Sometimes I think about throwing the balls at the kids but I’ve always managed to control myself. Mostly. When the two year old wearing nothing but a diaper started running across all the lanes, I came pretty close to throwing a ball directly at the parent’s head. Except there WERE NO PARENTS. WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?!

I just threw up my hands and headed back to the table to continue playing hostess since the 16 year old in charge of running the party only actually showed up about three times and one of them was to hand me the bill. I think the rest of the time she was hunched over the toilet puking up whatever it was that kept her out till 5AM and at work looking like DEATH.

The only redeeming value of the trip is that Cassidy and her schoolmates had a blast eating cardboard, drinking liquid uppers and using tickets to buy crappy toys that will get stuck in the vacuum in a week. An absolute blast.

Seriously, hammer to the head. It would be a welcome alternative. Repeatedly.

8 thoughts on “Where a kid can be a kid and the parent can go clinically insane.

  1. HAHA, You think only a couple hours is bad? My BF used to manage a chuck e cheese for 10 years! He finally got out of it about a year before i met him. he said he hated the kids playing there cause they drove him nuts. but he hated the employees more cause they wouldnt do there job

  2. I thank god, he is strong mentally, and physically. the stories he tells about that place are hillarious though. and he said word to the wise, dont let your kid go in the ball pits um EWWW.

  3. I’m glad that Cassidy had a good time. Your a strong person for having a party there. My boyfriends nephew, his sister, and I went there once. It was one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done 🙂

  4. I remember going there when I was little. Even then I didn’t like the running screaming kids that would not shut up.

    Oh and at least the two year old had a diaper on. Things could have been much worse.

  5. If you get a chance look up the song “Chuck E Cheese hell” by Tim Wilson. It does a good job of rapping that place up.

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