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Unplanned small birthday party for my daughter turned into a small pinball party


By RonB

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Yesterday was my daughter's 15th b-day and my ex calls me and asked if I want to do a small party/bbq at my house (I get along unusually well with my ex and her family). I said ok and her parents/sister/friends show up and after eating, my ex father-in-law starts looking at my pins, making comments about the wrestlers on Royal Rumble, so I turn on the pins and said "go ahead and play if you want".

    After a few games on RR he gets his wife to play (commenting on how she'll love the floor vibrating from the shaker and sub) and then the others join in.

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    I didn't think anyone would want to play the pins, but it was cool that most everyone was playing for a almost a few hours. My ex mother-in-law asked "Why do you have all these pinball machines up here instead of the basement?" I replied "Because I'm single!". I think she mumbled "I see why".

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    I'd like to point out I never let this much light into the room where The Shadow is sitting, but I had the shades open for the party. I also keep a blanket over it when not in use to protect the cab art.

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    This final pic is my ex and Autistic daughter, who was overjoyed to have family and friends over just for her. I was also happy, not just because people were enjoying my pins, but because my daughter was happy.

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    Thanks for reading my small story about my small party. It's times like this that makes life memorable, your kids birthdays and people over enjoying all your hard work. It's over too quick!

    #2 6 years ago

    What a great Birthday ! Thank you for sharing.

    LTG : )™

    #3 6 years ago

    Looks like everyone had a blast, wish your daughter a Happy Birthday from me. I also have a great 15 year old daughter!!

    #4 6 years ago

    That's great. And exactly how I'd like to spend MY next bday!

    #5 6 years ago

    the mother in law comments are the best

    #6 6 years ago

    Love the comment from the ex-mother in law.
    If you can get the ex-father in law to buy a pin, you win. Forever.

    #8 6 years ago

    Thanks guys.

    Please ignore the fact I need to replace the backbox GI connector on my RR. Or were you looking at other items of interest in those photos?

    #10 6 years ago

    Your ex didn't look too happy with the photographer.

    #11 6 years ago

    Happy Bday it is always better with pinball. IMO.

    #12 6 years ago

    What a great story

    #13 6 years ago
    Quoted from Doozie:

    Your ex didn't look too happy with the photographer.

    LMAO!

    #14 6 years ago
    Quoted from Chambahz:

    If you can get the ex-father in law to buy a pin, you win. Forever.

    What do I win? My ex's 24yr. old little sister?

    Quoted from Doozie:

    Your ex didn't look to happy with the photographer.

    Probably trying to figure out how to get more money from 'him'.

    #15 6 years ago

    Great party! These little get-togethers are the best kind! I'm glad your daughter enjoyed it!

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from RonB:

    Yesterday was my daughter's 15th b-day and my ex calls me and asked if I want to do a small party/bbq at my house (I get along unusually well with my ex and her family). I said ok and her parents/sister/friends show up and after eating, my ex father-in-law starts looking at my pins, making comments about the wrestlers on Royal Rumble, so I turn on the pins and said "go ahead and play if you want".
    After a few games on RR he gets his wife to play (commenting on how she'll love the floor vibrating from the shaker and sub) and then the others join in.

    I didn't think anyone would want to play the pins, but it was cool that most everyone was playing for a almost a few hours. My ex mother-in-law asked "Why do you have all these pinball machines up here instead of the basement?" I replied "Because I'm single!". I think she mumbled "I see why".

    I'd like to point out I never let this much light into the room where The Shadow is sitting, but I had the shades open for the party. I also keep a blanket over it when not in use to protect the cab art.

    This final pic is my ex and Autistic daughter, who was overjoyed to have family and friends over just for her. I was also happy, not just because people were enjoying my pins, but because my daughter was happy.

    Thanks for reading my small story about my small party. It's times like this that makes life memorable, your kids birthdays and people over enjoying all your hard work. It's over too quick!

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    It just goes to show you that with the proper amount of dedication, you can get anyone - even a teenager - into pinball.

    #17 6 years ago

    Guess I created some new pinball addicts. They stopped by again last night, bringing another guest and got into another playing session. Even my son broke away from his PS3 to get in on it, which is the most amazing part!

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    #18 6 years ago

    Looks like everyone had a great time and I'm sure you'll cherish this time with your daughter for many years to come. Great to see people of all ages playing your pins. I also have a wonderful relationship with my ex-wife and her husband as we parent our son together in many ways so it's nice to see others doing the same. Glad you had such a great time.

    #19 6 years ago
    Quoted from RonB:

    I get along unusually well with my ex and her family).

    Good for you and especially your daughter. Mine did not get along well at all. Caused me all sorts of grief growing up.

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