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Our Six Flags Adventure

What a day!  Overall the trip went well.  There was virtually no traffic on the way there or back. The biggest hiccup was when we first got there.  I kid you not, it took TWO HOURS to process us into that park!  AND we are season pass holders! 

It took about an hour and forty minutes to get through Guest Relations when we got there,  and another twenty minutes at Hospitality before we were able to go do something with the kids!  The Tot was melting down,  Chunky was melting down,   Monkey Boy was losing it,  and my wife was so overwhelmed,  she was losing speech!  It didn’t help that right when you first walk in they have their speakers blaring loud music.  Couple that with all the freaking melt downs going on around  us even I was starting to lose it! 

Once we made it through Hospitality,  we went to get our season pass drink cups,  which almost resulted in kids getting decimated.  Then it was very close to the time we had to get our first meals on the meal plan, or we wouldn’t be able to get anything to eat till dinner time! 

Well by then the Tot had had enough and I had to take him on a ride quick,  while everyone else was getting food or he was going to stake me out for the crows! 

Once we got on line at that first ride though,  he immediately returned to happy Tot.  I mean after a forty minute meltdown! 

Now I will say they did have great accommodations for us,  letting us utilize their immediate access pass program, which meant the kids got a wristband which enabled them to go to the exit area,  show the staff their bands and get in immediately along with four people with them. And they had child swap services as well!

The rest of the day went pretty damn good though, with Chunky getting a chance to ride some things for the first time too, although in the midst of $20 million rides and attractions his favorite activity was playing in puddles at the splash pad!  The Tot didn’t have any more meltdowns after the initial one all day!  There was some things he did but they were minor and overall he had an amazing day!

Monkey Boy hung out with our old neighbors the entire day which he really needed, and I was SO thankful to them for taking him and letting him hang with them! 

The funniest thing though, was that Rocky was probably the biggest attraction in that park!  I can’t tell you how many times we were stopped by people wanting to know about how he helped,  who trains him etc. I’m going to start having to carry  out SDWR pamphlets when I go back out!

All in all though,  It was great to see and hang with our neighbors, and the excursion, while exhausting and exhausting,  did I mention exhausting?  Was a good one.  Here are some pics from the day. Enjoy.

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The Tot, Chunky and I on a train ride

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The Tot in a car ride which he loved

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Chunky playing in his puddle

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Wifey CHunky and the Tot

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The Tot playing with Rocky

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Monkey Boy and his friend

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Monkey Boy and our old neighbors

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Me looking all bemused

We are attempting to take our tribe and our old neighbors from S.C. tribe and Rocky to Six Flags today.  Wifey of course is already having spasms because we are leaving several hours behind schedule.  You would think she would be used to that by now.

Aspie Teen is pulling his usual passive resistant B.S. which is going to get his head slapped.

My patience has been running really low,  more like virtually non existent for a while now.  I’ll post about whether or not we all survive the trip later.

Let us pray.

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I haven’t blogged much lately,  since mom’s death,  moving etc. I haven’t had the energy, the inspiration or the desire to care too much to write anything.

But since it’s 2:30 a.m. and I’m stuck on the sofa with Chunky, I figured I’d throw a quick one up. 

Tuesday evening after work was challenging. My wife was feeling kind of crappy, after having to run Aspie Teen to the E.R. for a nosebleed that wouldn’t stop for over an hour.  Luckily my wonderful sister in law has been staying with us and stayed at home with the kids.

Anyway when I got home from work,  I did my Tasmanian devil routine,

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straightened out the kitchen and dining room,  did the dishes in the sink, and cooked a quick dinner for everyone.  Of course while I was cooking was when the Tot broke the screen door right off the frame!

My wife went to bed early, due to her being completely overwhelmed,  which means that the Tot went in to the room about 20 times to bother her.  The monster in law was being her usual  useless annoying self, and the Tot started melting down cause his cousin is leaving today.

And of course this the first late night of my duty officer shift., so when the Tot comes home from day care his cousin will be gone and I know the mother of all meltdowns is imminent and my wife will be here all by herself to deal with it all alone!

So at 2:00 a.m.  I heard Chunky screaming and went to give him a bottle only to find someone else had given him one. But he was still screaming his head off.  My brother and sister in law were in the room right next door and the Tot was in his bed in the same room,  so I brought Chunky down to my room and put Mickey Mouse on my Fire T.V. on,  only to have it say I was low on band width and couldn’t play the show right after I got him quieted down on my pillow!

So I brought him out to the living room to watch Netflix via my blue ray player which seems to play better.  Then while I’m trying to get him settled down, the Tot comes down the stairs!  So now I’m jumping over the baby gate to get him cause I have another gate across my bedroom door that he can’t get over by himself, and my pajamas get caught on the gate while I’m straddled over it!

I got the Tot settled in my bed and now I’m on the sofa with Chunky watching Celery Night Fever by Veggie Tales! Luckily I don’t go in to work till 12:00 later! 

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Please God,  let this kid fall back asleep!

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