Last weekend was another great first for T – his first official mini-golf outing!
One of T’s friends turned six-years-old, and the party was out at Boomers Fountain Valley (CA). When I was growing up, RMT’ers, we knew places like this down in San Diego as “Family Fun Center,” and Los Angeles-area natives told me they knew them as Bullwinkle’s. Either way, the place no matter what the name or where or when you experienced it is pretty much exactly the same: Miniature golf courses, arcades, bumper boats, go-karts, and a snack bar with the foods that kids love. Score!
Don’t get me wrong; T has played mini-golf before in his short four-and-an-almost-half-years of life. He played at his dad’s summer picnic last year, and he’s played plenty of times out on his Grandpa’s putting green since he was a baby. But Sunday marked T’s first organized mini-golf adventure.
Oh, wait, did I say organized? Perhaps that’s the wrong adjective when describing a putt-putt outing with a dozen or so three- to six-year-olds, but boy did the kids have a fantastic time out there! I believe this was the first mini-golf outing for the majority of the kids, and that made the experience that much more entertaining and enjoyable for all of us. Well, all of us in our group anyway… not sure what the parties behind and in front of us thought about a herd of preschoolers and Kindergarteners taking over the North Course at Boomers last Sunday.
On second thought, who cares what anyone else thought of our disorderly conduct. All we know is that our group had a blast, even if the kids didn’t engage in the traditional canon of etiquette usually associated with golf… though I think it goes without saying that when you’re putting through churches and windmills, the normal rules of the game simply do not apply (thank goodness).
Thanks again to G the birthday boy for hosting such a great party! We can’t wait to tee off again soon!