Monday, December 7, 2009

The Day I Owned Up to My Stretch Marks

Just had to let y'all know that if you were at the Gulfport Chuck E. Cheese today?

Um, yes, that was me crawling through the maze in the air trying to convince Isabella that she was not trapped up there.

And, yes, those were probably my stretch marks that you saw through the little viewing windows as I was trying to crawl on my hands and knees through a child's suspended maze.

And, yes, that was me scooching down the twirly slide covered in sweat and cursing whoever the genious was to create something as "fun" as a maze that's so high that I practically had an anxiety attack due to the height and the claustaphobic atmosphere of the "fun" toy.

And, yes, that was my child--who just merely moments before was so terrified that she wouldn't/couldn't get out of the maze--who immediately tried to crawl back up again.

I just love that place called Chuck E. Cheese...

ps-I may or may not have thrown up in my mouth a little bit when I imagined all of the germs that invaded my body in that humid, stuffy, stale air maze...*shudder*

16 comments:

Honey B. said...

I get the heebie jeebies just LOOKING at a playland. Is it possible to hope, or pray, that my future children won't fall in love with it? I didn't think so either.
~HB

The Mommyologist said...

Ok, I'm laughing my butt off right now...especially about the germ thing!! ICK! Those tunnels are the worst...and when I'm not worried about stretch marks, I'm worried about either the muffin top, dunlop, or my thong hanging out of my jeans. Yes, I still wear thongs. Hanky Panky tasteful non g-string thongs, but thongs none-the-less. And my butt isn't getting any smaller these days after the supermelt from Friendly's I consumed today and the plate of mile-high nachos I had at happy hour with a girlfriend tonight. Ok, I'll shut up now. :)

The Mommyologist said...

Ok, I'm laughing my butt off right now...especially about the germ thing!! ICK! Those tunnels are the worst...and when I'm not worried about stretch marks, I'm worried about either the muffin top, dunlop, or my thong hanging out of my jeans. Yes, I still wear thongs. Hanky Panky tasteful non g-string thongs, but thongs none-the-less. And my butt isn't getting any smaller these days after the supermelt from Friendly's I consumed today and the plate of mile-high nachos I had at happy hour with a girlfriend tonight. Ok, I'll shut up now. :)

Lindsay said...

LOL sorry.. I only laugh because that could have been me! Except now I wont let Sammy go in one.. for fear of having to write this post ;-)

Krystyn said...

Is it bad that I am so very thankful there hasn't been a request or a birthday party to attend at CEC?

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Ew, ew, ew!! Well, if it makes you feel any better, I've been there too. Except mine was on the outdoor playground at Carl's Jr. So all the drive through people were sitting there watching me. And all the people eating in the restaurant. And all the people eating outside the restaurant. Ugh, embarrassing.

Oh ya, and that fun trap at Chuck E Cheese?? When Saylor was potty training earlier this year, we went there..........and she peed up in that thing. Blech. Tahner had to climb in there and clean it. And I'm pretty sure they did nothing else to clean it.

We haven't been back since.

Dee said...

I TRIED not to laugh, but I did. I have not yet braved Chuck E Cheese with my kids!

Becks said...

Ohmygoodness!! I feel for you sista friend! I kinda don't even enter those types of places for that fear alone...Sophia freaking out, me and my big ol self having to crawl through the tubes, probably would get stuck, have to have a special team to rescue me...horrors!! AND the germs blach...Im glad you survived!! You are a braver mom than me!

Pres. Kathy said...

Oh the things moms go through!

blueviolet said...

OH girl, I hear ya. Satan dwells in those tunnels!

Heather B. said...

Well at least you made it out of there with OUT coming across VOMIT!!!!!

Midday Escapades said...

Oh I remember Chuck E. Cheese days. You own those stretch marks, girl. Vomiting a little in your mouth is perfectly normal.

Kristin said...

bwhahaha!

*.::alex::.* said...

LMAO!!!

ohmygoodness, I have so been there and done that!! The smell up there - *gag*!! All the nasty germs.. Yes, I can (unfortunately) relate to this post!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I have been in your shoes! We went to a place called Going Bonkers - it is full of those things. I thought I would be the "fun" mom that went in with my son. At one point I thought I was going to have to be cut out of the thing! There was a part that was divided by rubber strechy things that you had to squeeze through. When I headed down that way following Carter I thought those strings would move easily, boy was I wrong about that! I was really starting to panic and just kept scooting and trying to squeeze myself through. Then later on Carter got his foot caught in the net so I had to go back in again to help him...I will be avoiding those things from now on unless someone younger and skinner is with us.

Llama said...

Oh my goodness...i swear you are too much! You are gorgeous and have to beautiful daughters to show for any changes in your body...dont you worry about a thing! hysterical :)