Monday, September 13, 2010

Life is Funny - Now with more reposts!


Hold on to your hats, folks! I'm doing a repost! But not just any repost, this is a combination of two old posts in one! I know, you're thrilled. Try to contain yourself though, huh? Why am I doing this repost? Because we went to Great Wolf Lodge again and it fried my brain the joy of it all just bears repeating. And now, on to the repost!

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was away for a few days. And since I know that you are overcome with curiousity, I'll tell you where I went. Great Wolf Lodge. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a big hotel that has an indoor waterpark just for hotel guests. Cool, huh? There are actually quite a few of them around the country, but we went to the one here in Washington. Let me tell you, this place is a kids' paradise. Magic wands, talking animals, arcades, sweet shop... Oh yeah, and the indoor waterpark.

Waterparks mean bathing suits.

Yes, the poor unsuspecting public had to see me in a bathing suit. Fortunately/unfortunately, when they looked at me they were blinded by the brilliant flash of white that is my skin. Hey, they should have taken the potential danger into consideration when they made their vacation plans.

Anyway, in the middle of the park, way up high, is a 1000 gallon bucket that fills with water. When full, the bucket tips and spills all those gallons of water onto anyone who happens to be below it.

If you're standing under the bucket at the wrong time, your blissful ignorance turns to shock and awe very quickly. Ask me how I know this. Yup. I got clobbered. I have to say, that video hardly does it justice. It's much worse when you're standing under it. And people are pointing and laughing. Yeah. Good times.

My daughter is a big ol' chicken. She doesn't like to try new things and even gets scared of things she's already done before. I had to force her to go down one of the smaller waterslides while on our trip. I'm sure she'll be in therapy for years over that one. I'm such a mean mommy.

If you watched the video, you saw that under the giant bucket of death was a play area with a big contraption you could climb around in. It was so cool! It had water cannons that you could shoot at people below you, small buckets that you could fill and tip, and all kinds of other fun features. It also had a little bridge. It would take about 4 kid-sized steps to get across it. Well, guess who was afraid to cross it? Yup, my daughter. She refused to cross it without me helping her. I refused to go help her. So there she stood, unmoving. I called to her to come across, but she just wouldn't budge.

Well, at least for a while she wouldn't.

You see, while she stood there refusing to move, the giant bucket of water was filling up above her. And while I was safely under a covered roof, she was not. You guessed it. She got pummeled by 1000 gallons of falling water. Being the kind, considerate mom that I am, I stood there and laughed at her. She wasn't too happy with me about that one. But you know what? She came over the bridge on her own after that one. Sometimes it pays to listen to your mother so you don't become blog fodder. Muahahaha!

So, do you have something that makes your life funny? Then how about blogging about it and linking up below? C'mon, you know your life is funny. Don't keep the funny to yourself!


Helen said...

So how did it go this time? Was she braver, or did the experience you blogged about scar her for life?

Ginny (MAD21) said...

We know about those buckets. Experienced them for the first time this summer at a water park. I was so happy that we saw it first. Would have been a nasty surprise to have experienced by accident. Eeek!

Wendy said...

Helen - Well, I still had to force her to go on a water slide, but it was a bigger water slide this time. Yup, I'm still a mean mommy.

jasonS said...

Hey! 2 for the price of 1 is always an excellent deal. You are too kind to us. Thanks for the smile today...