Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Driving the Roller Coaster

One of the many things that I truly dislike is a roller coaster ride. They just make me sick. Hubs and the kids though, they just love them. So whenever we go to Six Flags or any other amusement park I always pass on the big rides and just look forward to the kiddie rides which I am able to stomach.

But I've discovered another roller coaster ride that I just love. Since I live in a fairly large metroplex area we have lots of bridges and overpasses that go up pretty high. And like me as a child, my kids love it when we go on the highest one. But they have taken it a step further than I ever did as a child. They pester me nonstop until I tell them we are about to drive up on the big overpass at which point they all stick their arms up in the air and start telling each other excitedly, we are almost to the top...hold on here it comes. Then once I peak at the top and we start to descend, the screams and laughter break out and for them it's just like a roller coaster ride (well okay I'm sure my nine year old Z. doesn't really think that but he participates just the same). So here I am driving in my minivan chugging along anywhere from 60-70mph depending on how late I am, and it's complete roller coaster chaos in the car. Anyone looking in our van would see one thirty something mom speeding down the road trying not to laugh. While at the same time four pairs of arms are waving around in the air and four mouths are screaming in roller coaster like joy.

For me it's the best of both worlds, I get a part of the excitement of what my kids experience when dad takes them on a real roller coaster but I never actually have to get on one. Instead I can stick with the smaller rides that don't make me sick. What could be better than that?


nicole said...

Husband and I both avoid the roller coasters. I don't know how my kids are going to discover the joys, but it won't be with us. I have dreams about trying to get over a bridge and not being able to get to the other side. I wonder what it means. See you tomorrow (hopefully!).

Kellan said...

Oh - I love the picture and I very much liked seeing (how beautiful you are) what you look like!!! I hate those over-passes though - I have such a fear of heights and feel like I am going to drive right over the edge and smash to the gound - the kids love them too, though! Have a good evening! Kellan

Beth said...

I hate roller coasters too! They make me sick to my stomach. I can't even stand the ferris wheel. I'm such a wimp!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like so much fun! I want to ride with you!