Hi. Brent here. Thought I'd give this blogging thing a try.
Mercedes had a birthday party to attend at the Rat House, aka Chuck E Cheese. It was so much fun to attend. Very few places allow a "no rule" type of atmosphere for children under the age of 7. It is as if parents take a break from being parents and let their children act crazy. Like the three year old girl who climbed up on the skeet ball lanes and stole the balls so that she could throw them herself. Then when their backs were turned she would take the tickets that they had won. Awesome parenting!
The kids thought it was the greatest place on earth, though. They ran around and around the whole time to get on rides before the next kid jumped on ahead of them. It was all fun and games until Chuck came out and scared Cooper to death. Think about it. A two year old having a 5 foot rat coming up to him with it's big grey paws stretched out. I would turn and run too. But, they had a good time and that is the important thing.