Apr 5, 2010

Where A Who Can Be A Huh?

I know Easter was this weekend. And I do hope you had a good one. And although it was special and beautiful and my kids looked a.dorable. that's not what I want to talk about today.

Instead I want to leave you with this one question; hopefully to get your morning off on a roll. Get your thoughts swirling. Get your mind working.

Here goes:

Several years ago when I was praying for children...
when I was desperately praying that God would give me children......
and when people would remind me of the sleepless nights that last for 18 years,
or the panic attacks that would come every time you take them to a store
and they leave your sight,
or the money that would continually go to everything under the sun
for THEM and never for YOU
or the fact that you would go 14 years without a date night with your husband....
and when people would remind me of these things and I would say, "no, no, I really want children, I do, I do, I really want them,".........
when all of this was happening.....
why didn't anyone anywhere ever once tell me about the perils
of a little place in hell called........
Chuck. E. Cheese?

Why?



Shame on all of you who have had children all this time.
Shame on you for not telling the newbie.
For shame.
May you sleep tonight dreaming that your child spent your retirement money on tokens for Wac-A-Chuck E. and that the little girl who spent the evening puking in the stall next to me, is in your carpool line this week.

Amen.

6 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

I'm from Australia and we don't have that particular place in hell here :) But thanks for warning ME. If I come over to visit y'all, I'll give Chuck E. Cheese a miss. And I will thank Melissa from Stretch Marks.

Maurie said...

Melissa, I should have known from the title of your blog that your would be clever and funny...a winning combo. Thanks for making me giggle. By the way, please come over and visit my new site that is only about a week old. http://graciousinteriors.blogspot.comI am such a newbie...I would welcome any suggestions you might share! For instance, how can I insert a place for people who want to get e-mails updating them on new posts? Again, keep writing and inspiring people like me.

Stephanie said...

EVERY time my kids go to CEC they get sick. EVERY TIME. Yet, they want to return?! I'm telling you now, even if my bestie was having a party on a Saturday at CEC (first I'ld have to rethink over the whole bestie thing), I'm not going. On Saturdays the waiting line for the games is 3 deep and you have to SCREAM to talk, and then everyone gets sick...YAY!!

cndymkr / jean said...

Oh my god. I completely forgot what an awful time we had there. It was completely blocked from my memory, it was that bad. My son came down with chicken pox the week after our visit. It was the gift that just kept giving.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Amen, sistah! So with you on this one!!

Christi said...

If you think that Chuck E. Cheese is bad, I am giving you fair warning don't ever go to a place called Incredible Pizza Co.