Today...we went to Six Flags!!!! Johnny works there during the weekends and told me that the park really isn't busy at this time of the year so we decided to go for it. We didn't get there until almost 5pm so that we missed the hot, afternoon sun and I would say a lot of families went home by then too.
I can't say it was the most fun day we ever had, but it was still better than just sitting home like we normally do. I am really trying to find things to keep us busy, things that would make Kevin happy and we did have some really fun moments while at the park.
I do have to call the neurosurgeon this week because Kevin is determined to ride the Tony Hawk roller coaster and I didn't allow him today because I didn't know if he was able to or not. I also will not EVER get on a roller coaster so either Moe has to come and take him or someone else will have to.
(so ok - this makes TWO things that I won't do for my kids. I won't have a dog and won't ride a roller coaster)
I did, however, ride the ferris wheel. I should tell you that I REALLY don't like heights. But I did it and was scared to death the whole time.
So here are some pics of the day. I didn't want to lug my camera around so I had to use my phone. Not the best quality, obviously...
And we had a few minutes that really broke my heart. Do you remember the rope ladder game? Where you have to try to get to the top and ring the bell? Well, Kevin was determined to try it. He knew he only had one arm/hand and that his one leg really doesn't have any feeling and is very weak, but he was gonna try anyway.
Well, he got up to the ladder and couldn't even stand on the first rung. He tried...oh, how he tried, but he just couldn't even move his body to get onto the ladder from the balloon, more or less up the rungs.
It was heart-wrenching. Here are two photos. They are blurry because I was none too steady as I was crying. The lady next to me was too and I think her husband even had a few tears in his eyes. Kevin drew quite a crowd - we all know why - but when he gave up, and myself and the attendant managed to get him up off the balloon, everyone cheered. At least he tried. That's what counts, I say! But man...you should have seen the look on his face when he realized he really wasn't going to be able to do it. It just broke my heart right in two...
Sad, isn't it? But he did try...
But other than that, we did have a good day! And that's what we'll remember.
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