After a rather difficult week health-wise, I was looking forward to spending a Friday evening at home. I wanted nothing more than to slip my leg off, curl on the couch and watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for the 50th time. Things rarely go as planned.
It turns out that Friday afternoon was Montessori School Night" at Chuck E. Cheese, and all of Robby's classmates were attending. The excitement of his classmates was palpable, and I knew my evening curled up on the couch was not going to happen! Instead of relaxing at home, I spent the evening in the midst of kids mayhem at Chuck E. Cheese.
While I was sitting in the booth at the chaotic kids paradise, I realized that there were great similarities between the arcade games and me. Robby fed the games tokens in the hopes of winning some tickets. I constantly fed Robby coins with the goal of achieving continued quiet and peace. A single token only yielded a few tickets for Robby and only supplied me with a mere minute of solitude.