DD has decided that she and 5 of her friends want to go to Thorpe Park on Friday. Initially it was decide that DH would take them and he would drive home afterwards (an hour each way) but he then decided he would stay there and go on some rides, generally embarrass DD in front of her friends for a bit and hang around on his own weirdo like as 4 hours driving is too much.
When I mentioned that it was not fair as he gets a day 'off' (we have 3 other DCs), he said 'well you could take them you know'. That never actually ocurred to me! So now I am thinking that I would like to although I am terrified of driving on the M25 and have also put on a lot of weight since DC4 (size 20 and 16 stone). Am I too fat? Will I seriously embarass DD by having to be hauled from the ride with a JCB? Or will it just not go with me in it?
I am seriously concerned? AIBU?
I am going to start a weight loss drive (tomorrow, tomorrow) and I know I am very fat before anyone starts!
In America (Universal and Disney) they have like test seats for you try with the seatbelt before getting on the ride so you don't have to deal with the humiliation of getting kicked off after queuing. I haven't been to Thorpe Park-but I don't think we have the level of obesity in the UK they have the in the States so I don't think they'd provide them. DO they not write the seat allowance down at the "check you're tall enough to ride" sign? Could always measure your bum, or ring ahead and ask if they have a weight restriction...they can't tell who you are on the phone.
You should be OK. Went a few years back, accompanying a school trip, and one of the teachers was turned away because the safety bar wouldn't close when he was in the seat. Very embarrassing! he was a lot bigger than you, though.
Oh I know I will be fine when I get on the M25. I used to drive long distances on it daily without a care in the world then stopped for a few years and since then the thought has worried me but I will be OK.
Weight restriction is 17 stone. That's cutting it fine. Better weight myself again <scream> to check that I have not put anymore on! Thanks discobeaver