However, I always think they should check at the bathrooms too. To make sure no one has taken my kid in there! Sorry to sound harsh, but these are the things I think about.
So, suffice it to say, my kids do not leave me.
I need to be able to see them at all times. However, someone recently brought up another point- what about the tunnels attached to the ceiling- what if my kid is being hurt in there? This I don't worry about as much. Once I saw my son was in there, I was able to play in the section right below the tunnels with the little guy and watch to see when he would come out.
Another Problem- A lot of people say it is dirty- not just Chuckie's, but most birthday spots. I am not too much of a germ-o-phob, but recently, the kids have been doing very well, which if you have been reading TCM for awhile you would know this is nothing like last winter. So, I was a little cautious, but they did have a couple of purel pumps that we took advantage of.
And one of my sons did have a cold the next day, but he handled it well.
I will say I always love the parties- they are short and to the point. However, for this party, I was scammed by my own kids- once they ran out of tokens, they began talking me into buying more. I kept saying no, and then uncharacteristic of me, I gave in. It was so easy -lol- just a simple swipe of my card and $10 gave us 50 tokens!
What a deal that would be except the kids got called over for cake and pizza and I still have about 45 tokens sitting in my room! Ebay, perhaps?
All in all, I think Chuck E. Cheese is decent. I really like the pizza (what pizza don't I like?), the kids have a good time and a party is only 2 hours. So as long as I go when sickness is not at an all time high, keep an eye on the kids and get out of there in a couple of hours, not a bad day. The kids think I am great and then I can
hang it over their head enjoy a special day with them.
What do you think about these indoor party places? Do you avoid them? Have you had your kids' parties there?