This Is What It's Like To Be A Parent At Great Wolf Lodge
Beer tastes better in wolf ears.
When you get into your room and realize, yep, you're sleeping in a bed right next to the kids.
But you also realize that you packed with this in mind.
And tons of them are running around with MagiQuest wands. So, purchase number two.
That magic moment when the kids get their first look at the water park.
After waiting in a very long line with a very excited and impatient kid, you make it to the top! And now your little one isn't so sure about this particular slide.
When you take a turn at the Ten Paw Alley thinking, "I'm gonna send these tiny pins flying." And it's a gutter ball every time.
Getting your MagiQuest on.
Walking up and down the same stairs, and going in and out of the same elevators on quest after quest.
Patiently standing there while your kid tries to get one of the big MagiQuest things to work for them.
And when another parent shows up and tells you how to do it, you are so grateful you actually want to kiss them.
Buying $20 worth of credits at the arcade and expecting them to last a while. Then they're gone in 15 minutes and you realize it will take an insane amount of tickets to claim any decent prizes.
When you're smiling but crying because your kid is happy but you had to buy $60 of credits to win that $10 bear.
Getting to the buffet and realizing this is where you're gonna make all that arcade money back.
Seeing other parents who are trying to keep it real in any way possible.
And those who will not be denied their vacation.
You realize beer tastes better in wolf ears.
But you feel kinda bad walking around with alcohol in your hand all the time, so you decide to camouflage it.
When the kids are finally asleep and all you can think about is the next morning's breakfast buffet.
When your little one wakes up in the middle of the night petrified. "No sweetie, there aren't any real wolves here. It's just the name of the place, so you don't have to worry."
When it's time to check out and you realize all the luggage carts are gone, so you have to go hunting in the parking lot.
When the car is finally packed and you're starting to pull away, you suddenly hear a small voice in the back: "When can we go back?"
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