Thursday, May 27, 2010

Don't Ride If Pregnant

So one of the best things about being on a break is getting to do things pregnant women can't do - sushi, alcohol, and caffeine naturally come to mind, but at the top of the fun list is scary thrill rides. And while I didn't get on actual roller coasters per se, Mr. Stick and I played hooky today and went to Schlitterbahn, which is the best darn waterpark I've ever been to.

It's a ginormous, sprawling complex that's basically three mini-waterparks in one. The first time we went, we didn't get to everything. This week, they were running a saver special where they only opened two of the waterparks, and school is still in session, so we pretty much got to go on every major ride/slide 2-3 times. One of them we went somewhere between 6-8, we lost count.

Anyway, I really wish I'd had a camera on me (which I conveniently left at home because...duh, there's WATER EVERYWHERE) because on every sign before a big ride there was posted a big warning against expectant mothers riding, accompanied by this graphic of a stork carrying a baby and a big red/circle/slash on top of it. After seeing it for the umpteenth time, Mr. Stick goes, "Wow - that could be the international sign for infertility!"

LOL. That boy cracks me up.

Speaking of which, I have to shout out to my fellow bloggers who now cannot ride the "Master Blaster" or the "Dragon's Revenge" with me. Congratulations and sticky vibes to Leslie (Evolutionary Dead End), Adele (Delinquent Eggs), Type A (Type A Nightmare), Sew (Sew Infertile) and Samantha (And Baby Will Make 3). Here's hoping all of you except Samantha have a reason to change your blog names soon!

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a blast. I love water parks.

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  2. I moved from Virginia recently and I missed out on going to Busch Gardens because of the what ifs and the maybes, I won't be doing that again. I feel like I need to keep living instead of letting infertility rule me. Thanks for reminding me of that in your post :)
    ICLW

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  3. Sounds like fabulous fun! Particularly the part where you got to be there without screaming kids everywhere...

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  4. Um, I want to come and play at that water park...specifically when school is still in session, I feel that it will somehow reduce the ratio of pee to water. :)

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  5. The waterpark sounds great, and the "No Storks" sign is hilarious. Mr Stick is right - maybe we could adopt it as the symbol of our movement. The Liberate Our Storks Movement, that is. Glad you had a good day, and thanks for the shout out.

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  6. Thanks Stickles!

    The water park sounds amazing! I love them and haven't been in forever. i am so, so glad that you are making the most out of your break. Sounds super fun, and a much-needed respite!

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  7. I wish it was warm enough here for water play! Still too cold, brrrr

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  8. this graphic of a stork carrying a baby and a big red/circle/slash on top of it. After seeing it for the umpteenth time, Mr. Stick goes, "Wow - that could be the international sign for infertility!"

    Oh my, this cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh, Stickles. I love roller coasters too.

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  9. That sounds like fun! I'm not a roller coaster fan (though I do love water parks!). My version of Don't Ride If Pregnant is definitely alcohol. They should put the International Dead Stork symbol right on the bottle.

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  10. you always make me smile :)
    I am so happy that you got to ride the waterpark rides (well NOT REALLY happy, but I know it was fun and I hope you ENJOYED every moment, because soon...no more FUN RIDES for you!!!!!! <3)

    I can almost feel the SPLASH!!!!

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