As if we didn’t have enough fun on our vacation, we took the kids to Six Flags over Texas! I had been dying to go for the last five years. I mean, we live practically down the street from it, but there have always been reasons why we couldn’t go. The cost was always the first one mentioned when I’d bring it up. But I finally found out that as homeschoolers I can get a free ticket, and my school-aged kids also got free tickets for finishing their reading program! Jason finally agreed that he would take us this summer since we had three free tickets. I had been planning this since last summer when I found out about the program.
So we got back from our vacation with just days left to use our free tickets before they expired. In spite of the 112 degree weather, we planned the day and went. Now, I didn’t realize that as a pregnant woman they wouldn’t let me on ANY ride, nothing, zilch, nada, not even the carousel! All these five years of dying to go and I got to push the stroller and carry the water! But I did get to see my precious kids’ faces every time they came off a ride. The sheer joy, wonder, and excitement on their faces and the words that let me know how thrilled they were made my heart soar. I laughed at some of their silly comments like, “That ride wasn’t any fun. It was boring, but I LIKED it!”
Since we live nearby, we got there when it opened, let the kids ride and play until everyone was getting tired, hot, and hungry. Then we left the park to eat a late lunch and took them home for a two hour nap/quiet time. Then we all got up rested, cooled down, and satisfied and went back to the park, staying until it closed. Yes, it was fun, even though I didn’t get to ride, but I can’t wait until next year, when Jason gets to hold this baby and I get to join the kids on some of the rides!