Friday, October 10, 2008

Taking a Poll

Do you let your kids ride on these things?

Am I just a mean mom? These rides are always strategically placed in front of places I generally go when I'm in a hurry. Grocery store, Mall, etc. So my kids always beg and I always keep walking.
But when Grandma is around...the kids win. Grandmas are nice. Moms...not so much.

So tell me, am I the only one who hates these? The only one who thinks they are a waste of time and money. Am I going to look back on my child-rearing days and say, "I should have taken time to stop and smell the roses." (or um...I mean ride the ponies?)
Do tell.


Jaime said...

They will have other opportunities to ride them. I just did about 2 years ago :) Still a kid at heart. Just gets harder to squeeze in there is all.

Tiburon said...

I hate them! We only do the big carousels!

Vennesa said...

They're filthy dirty germy things. And I always wanted to ride them outside Kmart when I was little.

Mindi said...

my first one rode in one of these ALL THE TIME.

now i'm old and jaded, so not so much.

MicheLLe said...

All the kids want to ride, but you don't want to waste money on the stupid things! Happy medium time! Ready? There's two ways to do it! 1) Time it just right so that your two quarters last for all the kids. In my case it's three. So, 45 seconds divided by 3 kids is 15 seconds per kid. Minus loading on and off time equals approx. 12 seconds per child. Works like a charm, but be careful that the small ones don't crawl underneath it while the other kids are enjoying their 12 seconds! Choice #2, choose the ride with the widest seat and cram them all on at the same time. This is actually killing two birds with one stone. It gives them what the ride they begged for, and also provides them each with quality "bonding" time with their siblings! Hey, if they don't like it, tell 'em not to beg to ride it next time! :)

Jacque said...

I let Rach ride, I just don't put any money on it. She doesn't know they are supposed to move. :)