Saturday, January 10, 2009

Adventures in Motherhood

Today, I must have lost my mind & took all 3 of my children, yes ALL 3!, to Monkey Joe's for Sassy's classmate's birthday party. For those of you not familiar with Monkey Joe's, it's basically a very large room full of inflatable playgrounds.

MJ's has a very secure in/out policy. They give you & your children coordinating wristbands & they remove them when you leave. And they have comfy chairs for tired mommies.

So, everything's going smoothly. Bo is doing his own thing, as usual & Sassy & her friends are doting over Baby Girl like she's their own personal American Girl doll.

I even got to sit down & talk to my friends for about 2 minutes!

Then time comes to go to the party room.

This time just happens to coincide with Bo's meltdown over his desire for an ice cream. (I got him a Klondike bar thing, he took one bite & didn't like it. Now he wanted a push-up. After pitching a fit, I got for him (I know!). Thanks to the sweet girl for not charging me for the second one.)

During all this, Baby Girl is playing in the baby jumper. So, Bo gets his freakin' push-up, Sass gets into the party room & I go back to get Baby Girl.

She is not in the baby jumper. Or the baby slide. Or the toy area. I go get a friend to help me check all the inflatables.

She's not on the big slide. Or in the bathroom. I start freaking out!

I'm not worried that she's gone, just worried that she's gotten on one of the big things & is scared!

I get some more mommas to help!

Then I go get Sassy. "I know where she's at!" Thank you. Please share.

Sure enough. My 2-year old is inside the inflatable obstacle course!!! When I get to it with Sassy, my friend Wendy is getting her out.

She, of course, is oblivious to the fact that she just about gave me a massive coronary.

Tomorrow, we're going to Party Playgrounds for another party!


Sherrie said...

I try to avoid MJs like the plague. LOL! Caleb loves to go, but I try to not drive by there. LOL!

*Pink Preppy Party Girl* said...

My heart has stopped like yours did several times. I now try to send my husband to these type situations. Soon they will have cellphones and not only can you find them instantly but they will call you from their bedroom when you are in the kitchen.

SarahHub said...

Ah! I'm glad you made it out of MJ's safe and sound! And ready to tackle another party!

Tyne said...

Wild, isn't it? My husband took all three of ours (4,2 and walking 1 yr old) to a new Chuck-E-Cheeses last night while I was at girls' night. I was just praying most of the night that he wouldn't lose one.

Anonymous said...

That has to be one of the scariest Mom moments ever. Glad it all worked out. I've never heard or MJ's but it sounds like a nice place. We don't have anything like that around here.

Anonymous said...

Please don't lose my grandchildren.

LuLu said...

I can't even imagine...I would've been freaking out as well!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I've had that happen to me, too. It is so scary!

We got a MJ in the area, but haven't went yet.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I know the feeling. I am a pre-school teacher to 3 year olds and I am constantly counting heads to make sure I have everyone. That is my fear, to lose a child. Wouldn't that be aweful? Have a blessed week.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, I have lost one at those inflatable places, too. Chuck E. Cheese is another nightmare...do you have those?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad everybody was found. Reminds me of the time Bo disappeared from us in Perry. I don't know how you keep up with three. I had hard enough time keeping up with one. BG

eight helping hands said...

Oh my goodness! I can't imagine the panic you must have been going through. I have been through a moment like that at Chuck E. Cheeses. Not fun.

kel said...

I have never heard of that place! It sounds like panic attack city for me!!

Anonymous said...

That would be very scary! You sounded more calm than I would of been!

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

Oh I loved Monkey Joes- now we don't live close to any! I was actully able to get in some converstaions w/adults while my kids played safely! I never went during peak hours and that was tolerable for me! Loved them having ref's!

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