Recently she came to spend the night and we took her to Six Flags over Texas in Arlington the next day. Can the 40-something grandparents outlast the 2 year-old ball of energy? Let's see how it played out:
We start with the traditional Grandpa shoulder carry. Already we are at a disadvantage since she won't be carrying us at any point.
First ride, the Carousel. If you point a camera in her direction she will give in to her compulsive "cheese" habit.
Throwing coins in the wishing fountain. She would have thrown a million dollars in if I had possessed that amount in coins. She had to be content with $1.87.
That is a lot of beverage for a child who is quasi-potty trained. Grandma didn't bring any extra clothes. How did I get so out of practice so fast?
She wouldn't take the spoon. It is slow going to eat dip-n-dots one-by-one. So I demonstrated an alternate method:
Much more efficient but a new problem emerges, "It is cold on my hands".
Problem solved, a personal dip-n-dots holder is pressed into service.
In line for a ride. Definitely getting tired even though she is still the one being carried. All I can think is, "She drank a LOT of lemonade earlier."
On the Log Ride, all that water (and lemonade) and no accident. Grandma & Grandpa look pretty fresh to me but someone looks a little tired up front.
Our K-girl is small for her age but can she ride? Yes she can. This is her first time to go on a ride solo.
A second cheese and a second wind?
Definitely a second wind...back-to-back rides. The minute the ride stopped she was ready to get in line again. She would have gone a third time but we needed:
More food. "Grandma, I want a blueberry popsicle." How about a PinkThing instead?
Another round on the Carousel before we head to the car.
KO in the parking lot...this round goes to the Grandparents!