My step-daughter's 16th birthday is right around the corner. Like, 8 days away. We always ask her what she wants to do on her birthdays and usually she comes up with something like renting out a place to play laser tag or going to the water park or whatever and we are more than happy to give that to her and she invites friends and there is food and drink and merriment and Huzzah!
This year, it could go bad. I need some help!
She's been kind of hemming and hawing about this year. She wants to do something kind of big because it's 1
. We live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and she's finally decided that she wants to go to Cedar Point
for the day - we'll let her take a couple of friends and ride the rides and eat the food and stand in lines and stave off heat stroke and etc, etc, etc.
Now, my wife and I will do this. We will spend 4 hours in the car with 3 16 year old girls. We will let them listen to the stereo at max volume and hoot and holler and listen to the Frozen soundtrack 185 times and we will accompany them to the park and we will do the whole thing....We will! But.. we kind of don't want to. It's a lot. We feel bone deep exhaustion just thinking about it.
Our only hope of rescue is if we can dangle a carrot in front of her that she will magically fall in love with and think is a totally way better idea than this. We have already tried:
1. The Zoo! She rejected this.
2. The local water park! She rejected this.
3. Go-Karts, Batting Cages, Putt-Putt! She rejected this.
4. Big party and sleep over at home! She rejected this.
The odds are slim at this point, but I figure it can't hurt to ask - anybody... got anything better? Because we sure don't.