A few weeks ago my sister and I took my nephews bowling at Main Event in the Woodlands. We weren’t
too sure if Cole’s 2.5 year old attention span would be able to
actually bowl, but we wanted to try it out.
We got there right when it opened and the place was pretty much
empty besides a few birthday parties that were setting up. We
started at one lane, but the bumpers on one side would not come up so
we had to switch lanes. I would say that the bumpers were for the
boys only, but both my sister and I both suck at bowling too so they
were for us too!
At one point Cole’s ball made its way to two lanes over so I
rushed to get it before it started down the aisle. However, the lane
was so slick with oil that I fell and busted my booty. It was very
embarrassing! One of the employees came over to see if I was hurt
and I said “just my pride”. Luckily, the place was pretty much
empty so I was able to not go hide in the bathroom the rest of the
time. I hurt for DAYS afterwards. I think I hurt my back. Not good.
Cole got the impression that he needed to get a new bowling ball
each time he bowled, so we kept having to bring him back to the lane.
He was also impatient about waiting his turn to bowl. He didn’t
understand that everyone got two chances and that he had to wait for
all of us to bowl.
Laura told me how they don’t ever go out to eat anymore because
Cole doesn’t sit still in restaurants (he’s a busy kid). I
suggested that they bring play-doh to the restaurant to keep him
still for a bit. She loved the idea and now brings play-doh
everywhere. Hence, when he didn’t want to sit still anymore, I
brought out the play-doh for him to play with. After he started
playing with it, he didn’t want to bowl anymore-he was done!
After Cole got sick of play-doh he wanted to walk around so I took
him to the play area. Laura and Hunter played the rest of the game
for us. Hunter actually was winning when we left to go ‘play’
the games. I wasn’t about to buy a bunch of game tokens for Cole
so he pretty much just pushed buttons and drove the
cars/boats/motorcycles or ‘shot’ the guns. He didn’t know the
It was a fun time, I am glad I got to spend some time with my
favorite two boys!