The kid attended one of her friend's birthday parties this afternoon at a local bowling alley. She doesn't remember, but she went to a similar party when she was about four. So we are considering this as the first time that she has really gone bowling. The party planner had blocked off the gutters in the lanes for the kids, but otherwise it was pretty regulation-sized play, bowling shoes and all. She bowled ten games and got two spares. In short, she had a blast.