"We've been locked in this house for days - let's do something different!" I whined to the husband as we plotted our Saturday afternoon. Round two of snowpocolypse had rendered us indoors for weeks with two rambunctious boys, causing us to get creative. So we did what I anticipate our parents did in their fun teen years and hit the bowling alley:
The grandparents report it used to be a quarter vs. $40 to sneak in a game. And a charge for shoes when they are required? Genius business strategy alleys.
Nonetheless it was an awesome time full of laughs as Little Dude dramatically dropped his ball each time, the bumpers earning him a score much higher than his mommy's. Daddy got competitive, Papa enjoyed his lefty throws and Nana and the wee one chilled nearby and enjoyed some popcorn and entertainment.
All in all it was a wonderful experience to be back in the alley, despite losing my mojo and never bowling over a 100 (seriously - a 4 year old beat me?!). He didn't even use the dinosaur as a crutch this time...
So next time you need a break from the ordinary, go take down the pins and enjoy!