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!
Kim @ Stuff could... says
I can see the fun in the pics! We had so much fun when we had season passes to Six Flags, great memories….Keep having fun
Elizabeth Grimes says
That’s awesome! Free tickets and close by, can’t beat that.
The kids look ecstatic! I guess I can do without fun in 102 degree weather but I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I was half expecting your comment to be: “It was boring, but I liked it!” Looks like a whole lot of fun – can’t believe how your kids are shooting up (compared to a year ago when I first started reading your blog).
Dr Momi says
They should have let you in without using your ticket if you could not do anything anyway! Oh well at least you did not have to pay admission! The kids looked like they had a ton of fun!
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
Cute photos! That’s great you got free tickets! We went to Disneyland and Six Flags a few years ago when I was pregnant. I missed out too! Though Disneyland, still had a lot of rides I could go on.
Susan Evans says
Oh, I’m so happy to know that you’re still pregnant! I’ve been praying for you off and on all summer, and now that I’m back online, I’m reading through your blog trying to find out if your baby is okay. Today you mentioned your pregnancy, and I’m so happy I have tears in my eyes because back when you announced it, you were so nervous. I have very few bloggy friends that I actually love, and you are one of them.
We don’t have a Six Flags near us, but plenty of other normally-expensive things to do. I am totally going to google these places now, after your post, and see if we can get free tickets as homeschoolers! Thanks! =)