I can't believe I survived!

@Ashida (1370)
United States
January 27, 2007 7:45pm CST
I just got back from a five-hour birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I think my sanity is still intact, but for some reason my left eye is twitching and I'm having difficulty thinforming coherent sentences. Is this a normal reaction to five hours of screaming kids, rubber pizza and ultra sweet birthday cake?
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I had to do Chuk E Cheese for all 5 boys at least twice. I recall the feeling vividly. Now I have grandchildren to look forward to. Hopefully I am getting hard of hearing by then. lol
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
lol -- wow! Of course by then your kids can run after their little ones and you can sit back and smile.
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yep. I can't stand Chuck E. Cheese. My daughter wants to have her 9th birthday there and I just don't think I could handle it. It is so chaotic and crazy and loud. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it. They should sell t-shirts to the parents that say, "I survived a child's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese!" Or maybe one that says, "Treat me nice...I just atteneded a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese!" I could think of a bunch of these. I wonder what the rights are on that. Maybe I could start a new business catering to the brave parents who attend parties there. Maybe we could form support groups. The ideas are endless.
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
lol -- that's a great idea. maybe the place should come with a surgeon general's warning.
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@kylesmiles (1914)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Hahha. I honestly could not tell you. I have not been to a child's birthday party... :) I would really like to go out, even to Chuck E. Cheese, but my husband doesn't like to take us out of the house. :( So you are lucky.
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
You know, you're right. I guess I should count my blessings.
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@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
28 Jan 07
maybe it is temporary, maybe you were nervous or scared. Some people would say it chucke cheese pizza, I LIKE IT! maybe you have an itching eye. that happens sometimes, I dunno. it might be normal. Are you sleepy?
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Well I liked it too, but after a while it was just like, come on it's time to go. Of course convincing a very strong-willed three year old that it's time to leave Chuck E. Cheese is like trying to convince them that a trip to the dentist would be fun.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
hahahaha, but what a joy, you will have many more in the future...goodluck to you....:)
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I'm just not sure I can take that much fun. i did leave tehre wishing they made those kid tunnels for adults though.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Jan 07
No I dont think its normal but it could be just your nerves from hearing screaming kids for five hours. If you can I would suggest you lay down for awhile and if you doze off thats even better. Take care
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Jan 07
i'd love to sleep but after this experience I'm craving adult conversation.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Sounds like a nervous tick to me! It should get better with a little bit of peace and quiet. God bless you for enduring the party! Your kids will love you for it!
• United States
28 Jan 07
You got off easy. You're lucky all you have is a twitch and a speech impediment. If your sanity is intact, you got lucky. Most would have bald patches from tearing hair out, bloody fingertips from nailbiting (this prohibits smacking children and annoying servers in child-oriented establishments), and would have a certifiable phobia of choice. Hope that twitch isn't permanent...
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have the same reaction at that place and try to avoid it at all costs. After we took our daughter there for a birthday party like 3 years ago when we walked out of that place I swore we'd never go back. The pizza qas really expensive which most of the kids just picked at and let go to waste because they wee so preoccupied with the games. The games cost another small fortune because they just had to win more tickets for prizes which turned out to be cheap crap like rubber teeth and little water squirting things. That was one experience I won't soon forget and definately learned a leason from.
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I'm in Australia and we don't have anything quite like Chuck E Cheese here but I have been to America a few times and have had the Chuck E Cheese experience on one occasion and can fully understand how you might be having trouble forming coherent sentences. Kids have a great time but it's hard work for the adults.
@korek222 (703)
• Poland
30 Jan 07
Wow that is not a normal reaction at all! You should immediatelly contact a doctor xD Joking :) Kids especially on the birthday party can be so loud and annoying... Well but we were the same so :)