Thursday, August 25, 2011

Let Them Choose

Last weekend was the final one before school started for Noah and we wanted to do something fun. So we headed for San Antonio! We spent two nights at the Embassy Suites, all day Saturday at Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park (thank the Lord for the water park area), and Sunday at Malibu Grand Prix, riding go karts and playing mini golf and video games. We let Noah have a vote in all of the restaurants choices, he pretty much decided which ride was next at the park, and we didn't leave the fun until he said he was ready. When we got to our hotel room the first night and he saw the room service menu, he said, "can we please order something? Please, please??" We are the it's cheaper and faster to go down to the restaurant people, but that night we said, "sure!" He was thrilled to have a huge piece of Outrageous Chocolate Cake delivered to our door on a tray with a silver cover. All of these things seem so simple to us as adults, but to a tween kid, they are things he'll remember for a long time.

Splurge, do something out of the ordinary, let your kids decide for you. It was great fun. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome for Noah. My kids were so spoiled to room service growing up. Heck, I am too! Mike had breakfast waiting for me every morning when we were in Maui. He's such the early bird and needs his, not so much! LOL

I am glad you had a fun family outing. Those are memories to cherish for a long time.

Teresa Wilkins