Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Fair

We headed to the Evergreen State Fair this week to round out our summer of adventures. The day was... rough. I think the kids are having a rough adjustment back from vacation and the excitement/stress of school starting is really coming out. I knew it was going to be a hard day when Reid wouldn't even let my mom get him dressed or put on his shoes. He didn't want me to do it, he just didn't want it done at all. Normally he will defer to grandma and all will go smoothly. Not this day. No he threw a fit and I ended up wrestling him like an alligator to get him dressed. He fell asleep on the way to the fair, 9:45 am. This was also not a good sign.

If it had only been Reid that was out of sorts we would have had a hard day but with a stroller for he we would have made it through. Unfortunately Zane, Lucy and Gwen all decided to join the fussy/whiny party and the day went as it did.

It wasn't in our top 3 of trips to the fair.

The best part of the fair was when we went to see the horses and Reid found this miniature horse that he loved. He kept calling 'hi horsey! hi horsey!' and he was so excited to pet it. Andrew and Zane decided that we need to get a miniature horse for the front yard. I told them that the poop level would be beyond anything they wanted to deal with. That put them off the plan pretty quickly.

By the end of the day everyone was hot, sweaty, tired and grumpy. Four of my children fell asleep on the drive home. That almost never happens. We will try the fair again next year with ideally much better results!

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