Flashback Friday: Discovering Chuck E Cheese


Last week, I took all three kids to Chuck E Cheese.


By myself.

Miss C’s school had a fundraiser there, and she had her heart set on showing some school spirit. So, as soon as I got home from work, the three kids and I headed right back out again to the land of pizza and video arcade games and dancing animatronic mice and friends.

It actually wasn’t too bad. I was nervous about having the girls run off and play by themselves. Usually, Martin is there to go out on the floor with them while I hang back at the table to watch Jaz and our belongings.

Going solo meant having to be a bit more strategic.

I found us a table right in the middle of the action, so I could see everything and keep an eye on the girls while eating pizza with Jaz, who hasn’t yet warmed up to the flashy lights and screaming children there, and prefers just sitting and watching. I also doled out the game coins sparingly, requiring the girls to come back to me every few minutes for more.

As I watched the girls play, I remembered the first time Martin and Miss C experienced Chuck E Cheese. It was while I was deployed, and a neighbor introduced them to the franchise.

For today’s Flashback Friday, I’m sharing the post Martin wrote about that experience. You can read all about it HERE.