Because this grandpa promised our oldest grand son that if he aced his first Kindergarten report card we’d take him and his younger brother out for a special celebration, my bride and I found ourselves amid a sea of kids at Chuck E. Cheese late Saturday afternoon. If you’ve never been there, I would describe Chuck E. Cheese as a kind of casino for kids. It’s just as noisy but instead of cash the kids play for handfuls of tickets they redeem for cool things like whistles and pencils and the like. Unlike our last visit with our own children years ago, the Chuck E. Cheese folks now sell game-cards that give you a certain amount of time to play on as many machines as they can during that period. That was certainly more convenient than carrying around a pocket full of tokens. I was impressed with the friendliness of the Lima staff in showing us what we had to do to get started and redeem the nearly 600 tickets the kids collected. I honestly don’t know how they keep their sanity. The grandkids were pretty intense playing those games which I guess proves the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Our day of play was wrapped up with Chuck E. Cheese signature pizza and bread sticks. The Saturday lesson for me was don’t make a promise you don’t want to keep and don’t assume your grand kids will get the same unsatisfactory conduct grades I sometimes did. That’s the way I see it.