Sunday, August 28, 2011


Pour me something tall and strong
make it a hurricane before I go insane
Alan Jackson, featuring Jimmy Buffett

Irene made it up the coast, weakening all the way. It's still a category 1, though my particular town is only in a tropical storm watch. From what I gather, we're still in for a windy day, but it shouldn't be too bad. Our electricity has flickered a few times and it went out for about 30 seconds, but so far it's been okay. Granted it's still before 10am and things could change, but I'm hoping for the best.

Yesterday was humid and rainy and blah and we completely ran out of things to do after naptime, so we packed up the child, drove all the way around the world to avoid the traffic from the Zac Brown Band and Kenny Chesney concert at Gillette, and went to Monkey Joe's to pass some time. Kids 2 and under are only $5, so it was a bargain that we couldn't pass up. For $5 she can run around and go on bouncy houses as long as she wants. There were two smaller ones dedicated to the 3 and under crowd which she LOVED, and we let her go on some of the bigger ones too. No one over the age of 12 is allowed on the bouncy houses, unless you are accompanying a kid under the age of 4. We still needed to go on them with Baby Girl, but I'm pretty sure by the time she is 3 she will have no problem going on them by herself. On her 3rd birthday, the price goes up to $10, but honestly, it's still a good deal. She made it an hour and 20 minutes before she had enough and we'll probably get 2 hours out of her when it's time to start paying the $10. It's a half hour away and is a madhouse of screaming children, but it's so worth the money.

They even have free wifi and an area for parents with comfy chairs and a flat screen TV! Of course it's beyond crowded on a rainy day before a hurricane, but I was okay with that. Baby girl loved it, we got out of the house for a few hours, and she was so tired by the time we got home, she fell asleep immediately.

I will definitely be going back during those long cold boring winter weekends!

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