Saturday, September 13, 2008

Choose Your Own Adventure

Today the Cunninghams hit Kings Dominion, perhaps for the last time in 2008. While at Kings Dominion this summer, I have only ridden two rides: Scooby Doo Haunted Mansion and Avalanche. This afternoon I put on my least maternity maternity shirt but expressed concern to Garry that I still looked pregnant. He said that no one would say anything and I would not get the boot from any rides.

I got the boot from a ride.

Here's what happened.

Emma, desperate to ride the Scooby Doo Haunted Mansion ride, asked me to go with her. Macey and Garry waited elsewhere in the park as Macey is terrified of that ride.

Emma and I stood in line close to 25 minutes, braving the heat and humidity for a 90 second ride. Finally, it was our turn to get in the car, pick up the toy gun, and prepare to shoot bad goblins. The operator stopped the car and asked me, "Mam, are you pregnant?"

So choose your own adventure. What would you do?

(1) Admit that you are pregnant, take your screaming child off of the ride, soothe her with an overpriced funnel cake.

(2) Pretend outrage. Maybe you've had too many funnel cakes today, but PREGNANT? What? What?

(3) Beg for mercy. It's a calm ride, riding in a car, shooting bad guys, you've stood in line for 25 minutes, and this is all your daughter wants in the whole wide world. PLEASE!

(4) Send your little one on a dark, spooky, long ride all by herself, and hope for the best.

Alright, choose your own adventure! I'll blog later and reveal the adventure I chose.


Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

Alicia...#1 and #2 involve funnel cake so, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that was your craving today :)
#1 and #4 don't sound like you.
#2 involves lying and I don't take you for a fibber so by default I choose #3.

Tina said...

Beg for mercy . . .

Kiersten said...

Though I can't understand why in the world they wouldn't let a pregnant woman on that ride, I'm going to say you beg for mercy, and if that doesn't work (and you think she can handle it, and she wants too) you send her on her own and wait for her.

by AnnieValentine said...

Too many funnel cakes. Hey, it would be the truth.

I bet you begged for mercy.