When my son got a summer birthday invitation, I dreaded going. For the past 3 years we have gone to the park and sweltered in the heat while the kids played One year, I even had to wait in the car for a bit with the air conditioning blasting away. It was really uncomfortable. I was busy thinking up excuses to not go this year when I noticed that the party was being held in a “fun center” this years. Basically, it is a indoor venue with bouncy houses, ball pits, and some other cool stuff for kids. Most importantly, it is air conditioned. I found myself actually looking forward to the event. And, when the day arrived I think I had as nice of a time as my son did. While the kids played and jumped and ate pizza, us parents sat around and talked and also ate pizza. It was cool and comfortable and the air conditioning system worked really well. My son was exhausted by the time we headed for home. I talked to some of the other parents later on and we decided to make this fun center a regular thing. We would set up dates and times and all meet up and wear our kids out while we, ourselves, were comfortably air conditioned. The kids really seem to enjoy it too; there is so much for them to do. The annual pass was a great price for such a luxury. I don’t think I’ll ever go to a hot, bug-filled park again. From now on, it is air conditioned bliss. My son really seems to enjoy it too.