Friday night Jerrys co-workers invited us to go bowling. They have two small children and I love play dates with both adults and kids. We went to Round 1 a bowling arcade place. I had a feeling it was going to be a little crowded but I had no idea just HOW crowded. We got there around 7:30 there was a 45 minutes wait for a lane and we had 3 small kids. Not a great combo. We decided to let the kids play the arcade games instead and call it a night. While we were figuring out what to do Jerry took Ardo to watch people bowling. He immediately became fascinated with the bowling balls crashing into the pins. He must have told us a million times about the balls crashing into the pins. Jerry felt so bad we didn't get to bowl especially with what an interest Ardo took in it. You know with small kids you just never know how they're going to like something. Saturday morning we woke up early and took Ardo bowling. Oh man did he LOOOOVE it. They gave him his own little pair of bowling shoes. We were trying to decide to get two lanes and one lane bumper bowling or one lane and just help Ardo. Then the girl at the bowling ally told us about a "dinosaur." The dinosaur is a little gem used like a slide for bowling. You place the bottom part on the very tip of the lane, put the ball on top and push it. Generally the ball stayed straight and Ardo hit his pins every time. I couldn't get over how much Ardo loved to bowl. Without realizing it until it happened, Ardo was also taught a patience lesson because he had to wait his turn each time. Any kind of patience on a two year old is worth celebrating!
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