2018-03-14 Made it with 4 Minutes to Spare

When we walked in, we were blindfolded and handcuffed and led down a hallway, hands on the shoulder of the person in front of us. Then, one by one we were placed in a dark room, behind bars. We’d just been kidnapped and had one hour to escape.

That was the scene yesterday afternoon at our escape room experience. I can say for certain I don’t like the feeling of not being able to see and having my hands in cuffs gave me serious reservations about the whole thing. As it happens, the blindfolds were just to enhance the effect and so that unease was lifted as soon as the door closed behind our “captor”.

It was a good game and I think we worked well as a team.. me and my Z and her 6 friends. At one point about half were working on one set of clues and the other half a different puzzle and without that, we never would have made it with 4 minutes to spare.

We did get a few “clues” along the way, mostly clarifying something we were on the right track with and a nudge on some aspect of it. My daughter has some pretty smart friends and for being the smallest of the group, she’s sure has a commanding voice. She’s definitely got leader potential.

After all that, the herd migrated back to my house and proceeded to destroy my kitchen and family room. They are all still sleeping in the basement now. I’m sure a good time was had by all and therefore it was a great successs.

I was able to get in almost 8 hours of sleep which is a fantastic success considering I had a house full of teenagers. There are advantages to having buffer space in the house to minimize noise. Still, I am looking forward to the other great escape which is all these girls going home so I can restore the house and relax in peace.

That officially wraps up the festivities for our grand sweet sixteen. It’s bittersweet. The years just fly by and I can’t believe what an amazing person my daughter is turning out to be. I love to see it, but it’s a little sad that three and eight and thirteen are in the rear view. So many great memories. We have to embrace each special moment as it happens in the present and keep looking forward to the next wonderful thing.

Good till Seventeen,

~Miss SugarCookie

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