Friday, July 1, 2011

The case for free adult entry prices

I always wanted to be a parent who joined in.

(except parks. I don't like to play at the park...)

But I'm finding out it's costing me a lot extra to partake in torture.

Like Iceskating the other day. There were many mums sitting, reading in the stands.

Now I know I am a young mum and many women are alot older than me.
Perhaps the fear of a broken hip is too much or the lack of energy or their tweens dont really need them out there...

Now if I were an adult going iceskating as a date or with friends (which I have done )
I would expect to pay entry.

NOW as a mother of four children I take exception at having to pay twice as much entry as the kids when it is obvious I am not going for my own enjoyment.

No this is not a date. This is not hanging out with friends.

This is basically torture.

This is having little monkeys hang off me, nearly topple me, fight over who gets to hold my hand, beg to go around and around, carry me, hold me, a chaos of legs going in all directions.

Why should I pay so much more?

I should be half price! Kids entry should cost more than parent entry. Same with when you go to any of the 'worlds' - seaworld movieworld dreamworld. It's a tad unfair for me to pay $60 when I am not going to go on any rides for me, or look at any displays I want to see...

So maybe those mums on the sidelines had it right. They get to save their $17 entry.

And spend it on hot chocolate at the cafe.

While I nurse blisters and bruises.

But it was fun to whizz around once everyone worked out how to stay upright. Thank goodness for the little ice plow to keep G up. She was doing the splits all over the place and could barely lift her feet with the boots on. IT was hilarious, but very tiring. After rounds of trying to keep her up I begged for a thing to hold her up. PLEASE.

But I wouldn't have it any other way. I need to join in to keep me fun. Keep me upbeat.

Otherwise I would just fall over and never get up.
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