Jonathan and I took a "field trip" today with the kids from our church. We took about 65 kids, 1st thru 5th grade, to our little local amusement park, JoyLand.
I had a great time! The kids were so cute and were loving their "freedom". We were able to reserve the entire park, so the only people there were from our group. The kids could roam free and didn't have to wait in line at all. They could ride any ride as many times in a row as they wished. (Some of the kids misjudged how much their little bellies could take, and it wasn't pretty.)
One little girl was there who had never ridden a roller coaster. She really wanted to ride, but she was too short to ride without an adult accompanying her. I love coasters, so I volunteered to ride with her. As soon as the ride started, the poor little thing became terrified. Her face turned white...she gripped the bar across our lap...she looked up at the big hill coming up....and said loud, fast, and repeatedly for the rest of the ride "I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm scared, etc." I tried to my best to comfort her, but what can you really do once you're flying down the hills and zooming around the turns? Then, when we got to the end of the ride, the color came back to her cheeks and she released her grip and said, "I WANNA GO AGAIN!" You gotta love kids!
Sounds like fun!! My boys rode the roller coaster at the Bartlesville Kiddie Park (an amusement park for little people, like our kids' ages) two times in a row...I couldn't believe it!