Las Vegas, NV – The big yellow vehicle rounded the turn and slowly came to a stop in front of a small gathering of parents and children. It was the first day of school and most of the parents were eager to be finally rid of their kids for the summer.
“I don’t know how many more SpongeBob Squarepants marathons I could have taken,” confessed Tess Rapier as she shoved her daughter onto the school bus.
Similar stories unfolded all around her, with several young mothers watching their youngsters board the bus before racing off to the nearest casino to spend the rest of the day.
“I’m a bit rusty,” said Rapier. “Having kids at home during the summer really cuts into my time at the slots.”
But it was a sad day for little Jonathan Rapier when he learned that his older sister’s first day in school was just the first of approximately 2,340 she will have before she graduates from high school.
“Who am I going to play with?” sobbed Jonathan.
His tears quickly subsided, however, when his mother told him that he will no longer have to share the McNuggets from his Happy Meal box or model his sister’s dresses for her friends.
“Right now, we’re off to find a McDonald’s Playland,” said his mother. “There are about 50 of ’em in Las Vegas, so there should be one just around the corner.”