Incredible Fun

December 19

Skee-Ball Queens of 2008

I had coupons for Incredible Pizza today. Believe me, you can’t go there without coupons, but with them it’s a lot of fun. The girls were less than half-price to get in (and I paid for it with a bona-fide Christmas bonus gift card I got this year!). We got $25 in free game cards by bringing in 5 canned food items for the local food bank.

As we left the house today I thought, “What can I do while the girls are playing there?” And then immediately thought, “What can I do? I can play with them!” I left all possibilities for doing something other than playing with the girls at home. No buttons to sew on, no books to read, no cards to sign (oh, that would be assuming we were sending any this year, which as of this point we still aren’t…). Nothing.

When we got there there were other moms at a table talking. They beat us there by an hour and their kids were already playing. I almost sat with them to chat and then remembered I wanted to be intentional with the girls. We sat at a table the five of us and ate. Then we played.

Some kids like to blow all their game money on the games that just give tickets. I prefer to make my kids work for them a little bit. Enter the skee-ball section. Honestly? I love skee-ball. It’s right up there with air hockey in my estimated opinion. And we played our share of air hockey as well, but we always went back to skee-ball.

Good times, good times.