5 Kids at Chuck-E-Cheese? Apparently It Can Be Done!

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Confession time: I've never taken my kids to Chuck-E-Cheese. To be fair, we don't have one within an hour drive of our home. But I remember being anxious as a kid with the noise and the craziness, so I don't really feel like going out of my way as an adult.

That said, this post by Leigh Ann at Suviving Five almost makes me want to give it a try. She looks at the adventure -- with her five kids in tow! -- with a sense of humor. I suggest giving this a read and keeping it in mind for a rainy summer day activity. Just don't forget your sense of humor! Do you have tips for the human mouse trap?

Surviving 5 Kids and Chuck-E-Cheese

Happy Birthday Sweet CarolineThe first order of business is purchasing your food. After standing in a long line of customers, all oddly eager to drop 30 bucks for a plain cheese pizza and four small fountain drinks, the irony of it all becomes apparent: you are in the world’s first mouse-operated human trap. But don't put that wallet away just yet, Mom and Dad—you still need to purchase tokens! Lucky you.

A bitter but chatty Chuck-E-employee once explained to me that the tokens that customers purchase cost 25 cents apiece while the tickets that we spend all afternoon struggling to get out of the machine are valued at a whopping penny each. Brilliant. Big Chuck isn't surviving on church-mouse rations, I can tell you that much.

Read on at Surviving Five for tips about food, tokens and not letting your husband take the wallet.

Photo Credit: davidreber.

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