Friday, May 14, 2010

Oaks Park Safety Patrol Party!

Yesterday Naomi and I went to a "party" at Oaks Park, a local amusement park.  I went mainly because I don't like sending our kids off with into the world with so many people I don't know.  The older I get the less I enjoy amusement rides.  I get queasy and my old woman back can't handle the jerking that most of the rides include.

I was put in charge of 3 girls.  Naomi and two of her fellow patrol gals.  One was in her grade and the other was a 5th grader.  We had a delightful time.  The weather was beautiful and the girls were really easy to please.  I think they rode about 6 or 7 rides in the 3hrs. we had there.  We were each given a coupon for 2 hot dogs, 2 sodas and 1 ice cream.  I was a little horrified thinking about the quantity of gross foods we had available to us to go along with riding crazy rides!  But turned out they were small hot dogs, about 3/4c total of soda, and only one girl wanted the ice cream... my girl.

 She not only ate her two hot dogs... she ate one of her friend's too.
 And then she ate an ice cream when no one else wanted one.

I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures.  But was coerced into riding a ride called "Screaming Eagle".  I renamed it, "Screaming Summer".  It was crazy.  I don't know why I did it except for the love of my daughter and wanting her to have a friend with her on the ride.  Here is a video I found on youtube that shows the extreme craziness of this ride.

Here are the rest of the pics I managed to take after riding that awful ride.  The girls did a great time making sure everyone stayed together, enjoyed their time and felt included.  They were all fine with saying "NO" if they didn't want to go on a particular ride, (which is why I ended up being the one in the Eagle's talon!).  And believe it or not... I had a "drama-free" time with 3 tween-agers!  It was fabulous!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are a good mommy!!! Reminds me of the time I had to go on a ride with Shay cause AmberLee promised me if I made her go on one more ride she was gonna puke on me! All I can say is I did it! I also said No!!!! to riding it again!