Karla Christensen is a landscape designer and one of our alliance design members who works on our projects. She is presently living in Caragena, Columbia where her husband is working for the United Nations. Last month she sent me an email about her new found experiences playing laser tag. Here’s what she said:
“Having a 10-year-old is exposing me to a whole new world. Last week in Colombia was laser tag out in a ‘what looked like’ a garbage dump of old cars and buses. Sandro and I played with five other 10-year-olds and we had a blast. My relationship with my son has ‘metamorphed’ into ‘my buddy mom’, complete with shared yellow and purple bruises. This week was a cleaner indoor laser tag at Main Event in Friendswood, Texas where ten kids shot at each other on two levels connected with ramps. At the end of the party, when asked what their favorite activity was in the FEC (with bowling, arcade games, 4-D experiences, cafes, etc.,), they chose unanimously laser tag.
I am reminded of the article that you included in one of your newsletters:
Group physical interactive experiences at entertainment venues such as laser tag and bowling break down the barriers of conversation and fear of real world socialization.
This is true. In a world where our children are constantly alone on their tablets, it is so important to create environments where they can have fun with each other. It can even bring mom and dad together with their son to.”
Karla, thanks for this important insight.