I've had this in my back pocket for months now: what to do on a rainy day when the kids really need to get out? Bowling!
Strike (now named Bowlmor) is closeby and perfect for kids, since you can program gutter bumpers up or down on a per-player basis. The boys have been there before on CDC field trips, and of course we had Gabriel's 6th birthday party there, so they were thrilled at this idea. And, I like to bowl.
This helped them get over the fact that they were not going to breakfast with Dad -- a coveted weekend morning affair. He's fed up with their constant messing around, making noise, shoving each other and arguing, and is still ticked off about their horrible behavior at the car show yesterday. Taking just Katrina, on the other hand, is a pleasant, relaxing cutefest.
So, boys had a quick breakfast at home, and off we went.
Both boys opted for bumpers, and Julian started off using the ramp, but gave it up to throw the ball like a man. Neither can be persuaded that a bowling ball is not meant to be thrown like a football and that it can be better handled with fingers in the holes.
Not easy to take photos in a dimly lit bowling alley.
I was typically inconsistent, and though I threw a double strike once, that game had my lowest score of the three games we did.
A couple of sliders (hamburgers), fries, lemonade, some classic rock music in the background...all we needed was a few beers!