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Saturday, November 12, 2011

The county fair is one strange place!

My six year old has been begging to go to the county fair that's in town.  I cringe.

This might make me sounds like a stuck up, no fun mama, but I hate the fair. I do.

But, I knew we would inevitably be taking part in this strange activity that is part of our society before this weekend was up. You see, my baby boy has been counting down the days that the fair will remain open.

The commercial told me that the Fair is over on November 13th.

So every day for the last week, he's been telling me how many more days are left to participate.

6 more days.

5 more days.

Honey, we're gonna have to take this kid to the fair.

4 more days.

3 more days.

Babe, we're going tonight.
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So last night. I was at the fair. I was there with one teenager who begged to stay home (um, no. You will suffer with the rest of us.), one hubby who doesn't know how to dodge the game carnies at all very well, and one mesmerized little boy.

Seriously. He was mesmerized!

Lights.

Crowd.

Cotton candy.

Ferris Wheel.

If you take away all the people with no teeth, cigarette smoke, ridiculous prices, rip off games, deep fried butter (seriously, wth????), people spitting everywhere (I ignore the thought that they are probably spitting chewing tobacco-sigh...), the stinch of farm animals, and the sea of camouflage, you are left with a fun past time for a six year old who has never been to the fair.

After I showered came home. I was glad we took him, and stayed until 10:30 PM!

He even won a few stuffed animals after hubs shelled out a million bucks.

He had a blast.

So the next time you don't want to do something a 6 year old would think  is fun?

Do it anyway. Chewing tobacco and all.

3 Comments:

At November 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger MiMi said...

Okay, I hate the fair, the circus, the little celebrations, parades, etc. I do. I just would rather sit at home.
BUT, the fair is some GOOOOOD people watching. And THAT is fun.
Also, anything to mesmerize the kids is always a good thing to do.
Know what I wanna do? I wanna go to the airport and find a good spot and people watch. Yeah, that would be fun.

 
At November 12, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger becca said...

i love county fairs and festivals

 
At November 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Hines-Sight said...

I love this post. We have yet to take our son to the state fair.

Thanks again for stopping by the blog last week.

 

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