Today was the first Saturday all summer that I haven’t had other commitments or work (at least, that I can remember.) Obviously, the kids and I needed to go do some bondin’. I thought about taking them into the City, maybe the SF Zoo. But for those unfamiliar, late summer is heavy “marine layer” weather in the Bay Area. Think streets of London type fog. Jack the Ripper would totally vacay here. Not really ideal weather for traipsing around the City. Ok, the City would be fine, but driving across the Golden Gate Bridge on a Saturday morning when you can barely see the car in front of you. Not awesome. We’ll wait til October, thankyouverymuch. The beach was out for the same reason: foggy 50 degree weather. Not inviting. At least to me. The kids would have loved it. But I’m a selfish Mom that way. Plus, it was windy and I didn’t want sand blowing into my Kindle.
So I started thinking of indoor things we could do up here in Marin or Sonoma county. Movies came immediately to mind (naturally!) but that’s only about 90 minutes worth of entertainment. We needed something additional. And then it struck me (the puns are starting already!) Bowling! The kids have been begging me to take them bowling forever. The closest lanes are about 20 minutes away (plus bowling is no longer a cheap activity!) and so there are always a million and one reasons why we can’t go. Well today, those excuses were kicked to the curb. It was decided. Bowling AND a movie! Wicked AWESOME!!
These days, when I say kids, I mean Sean and Skye, and usually Tad. Cali doesn’t live at home anymore and is very busy being a responsible adult. Jason does still live at home, but he’s all gettin’ his responsible adultness on too. So “the kids” I’m actually referring to the ones who are not legally adults. It pains me that I have TWO who are legally adults. But I digress…
Tad, Sean, Skye and I hit the lanes for almost two glorious hours. We barely managed to squeeze in two games. It totally surprised me how long it takes 4 people to bowl 10 frames twice. And we pushed it hard and fast through the second one. They put the rails up for the kids, and I can tell you it helped improve my score immensely! They had flyers advertising family dollar nights and we decided we’d be making the whole bowling thing a regular activity. Sean wants his own bowling ball. I think it may be a while before that happens. But I do hope to be posting again soon about our latest bowling exploits. Strike on, my friends. Strike on!!
Sean snapped that one of me. Not my best angle. These days, I’m not really feeling a best angle, so I guess it doesn’t matter. But I bowled with my kids and lived to blog about it, photographic evidence and all.
Afterwards, we went to a matinee showing of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D. Aroma-vision is the 4th dimension. I’ll be doing a movie review of that tomorrow. That is a whole other post!! I’ll spare you that for now (and on that pun, I close!)