Monday, July 23, 2012

Some candy walks into a bar...

I decided yesterday that the reason we don't have a second child is that I have exactly one round of enthusiasm for theme parks, kindergarten graduations and schlepping-to-soccer-practices in me. I'm loving every minute of this stuff with our daughter, but really don't even think I could fake it if I had to do it over again. Come to think of it, it appears that I can barely muster enthusiasm for this go-round.

Judge me if you will, I know my limits.

So I'm content in knowing that our family trip to Hershey Park yesterday will be the one and only time we go there. And it was great. Especially because I never have to go there again. Oh -- I'm so cruel -- please take a look at the 49 million theme parks my child has been to in her six years.

When we were planning to go to Hershey, I showed my daughter some photos from the web site, which is when she announced vehemently that she "was not going to take a picture with a giant candy bar, because that is weird." Which was fine with me. Although she completely changed her tune (not the first time) the nano-second she realized Hershey makes her favorite candy bar:

You'll notice that she is holding a stuffed animal that her father just won for her playing Whac-a-Mole. As we were walking by a game that was just about to begin, Avery said that she wanted to play so Canetto plunked down two dollars and handed Avery the mallet. Avery then got performance anxiety and handed the mallet to Tim as the buzzer went off. He pounded away and hit 150 points first -- and won a little monkey for our little monkey. She was thrilled and he was feeling pretty good about himself until I pointed out the fact that the other three competitors were in the 10-12 year age range -- something he did not notice until I said, "Hey -- great job, there, Kramer."

Actually, maybe that is the reason we don't have a second child...

6 comments:

Moooooog35 said...

I have TWO of those very same monkeys from our trip to Hershey LAST week.

I would challenge your husband to a duel but I don't think I have another 8-hour drive in me so I'll just go ahead and claim victory from here.

*bows

Chantel said...

I'm allergic to theme parks until after sunset. Then you might get me to go for 3 or 4 hours, all that carnival music and lights and smells....it's like I'm behind the funnel cake stand gettin' felt up again...

Barb Schanel said...

If you think you are cruel, we raised three boys to adulthood without going to a SINGLE theme park!

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

I've never been to Hershey Park but every time I see pictures of it I always get disappointed because everything isn't made of chocolate.

kath said...

Thank you for spelling Whac-a-Mole correctly.

Once A Runner said...

We belonged to Busch Gardens when we lived in FL.. I hated going and I have 5 kids LOL :)