"It is kind of scary though (to be a parent). Like the scary feeling before riding a roller coaster. Once you're on, you can't get off. There's usually a lot of waiting before the ride. You feel totally helpless (at times) while riding. Yet somehow during the ride, the fear turns to joy! All the puke, poop and mess of that little life will be put into perspective when they throw you around a loop-d-loop of emotion by giving you a giant cheesy smile and say with a 2 year old voice..."Daddy!! I miss you daddy!" That's when the rider runs back to the end of the line and goes through it all over again."