Yesterday, we met up with Keith's brother to celebrate our nephew Stryder's birthday. He's turning 6.
He is literally a ball of energy.
So his birthday was at the perfect place: Chuck E. Cheese.
We have never been there. We did walk through the front door once, took one look around and promptly left. The boys didn't complain. They didn't know what they were missing.
This time, we braved the crowds to celebrate with the boys' cousin.
After cake and presents, the kids dispersed to play games, spend tokens, and collect tickets.
Chuck E. Cheese is a casino for kids.
Lights, noise, and mirrors everywhere. And kids running everywhere. We felt claustrophobic.
We let Blaise ride the mini-carousel a couple times. And then we escaped to the Burger King down the street to let the boys play on the nearly empty play area there.
Ah, peace, and quiet, and hand sanitizer. Perfect.