And yes. I totally lied to Joshua about it. He asked me once when we were driving by what Chuck E. Cheese was. And I was all, like, "Oh that? It's a restaurant. For grownups." And he was all like, "Oh." End of story. So I thought.
A few months ago, he asked me why PBS was sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese. And why it always said, "Where a kid can be a kid." It caught me off guard. So I said it was a really lame advertising campaign. Then I told him to go play. And since Joshua doesn't even know what an advertising campaign is, he did, in fact, go play and dropped it. Safe again.
Then we get the invitation to the party.
And I'm all like, "WHAT? That's odd. I guess I was wrong. I guess kids can go there." And Joshua asks, "Can I go?" I am thinking as fast as I can, but since the invitation caught me off guard, I can't come up with anything. So I'm all like, "Uh, yeah. Sure." Then I walk into the kitchen to
The day comes and we go, and of course he loves it. And I'm commiserating with other moms about being there when another friend, Brenna tells me my next wonderful excuse not to frequent Chuck E. Cheese every single weekend. She tells her own son that Chuck E. Cheese is only open for birthday parties. Perfect. Thank you Brenna - problem solved!
And so guess where Joshua wants his next birthday party?
I leave you with the following - I posted it on Facebook. Along with an update a couple of hours later: