Well, I did it, I caved in and took my kids to our town Fair. Our town here does this really BIG Fair. We have gone in the past...many times actually. But the Fair is so expensive. So, I decided this year we would go, and let the kids have a great time. I planned the day with my friend Cindy, and her 4 kids. We put the date on our calendar.....and we met by 10am. Don't get me wrong, I do like the Fair, what I dislike is the RIDES!!! Our Fair is great. It's main attraction is the animals. We live among many dairy farms, and the Fair is full of showing cows, goats, chickens, roosters, you name it, a nice "country Fair". We even have a building of exhibits...."who made the best pie, best jam," you get it. Anyway, the rides, oh those, excuse me, darn rides. My kids love those rides, and they are so expensive, dirty, and, I think dangerous! So, yes, we bought Becca the "wrist band," it was $20.00. The admission for me was $11.00, Becca was $5.00, and Davey was free, thank God! Davey wanted to ride the rides too, so I knew there wouldn't be many "little boy" rides, so I bought him 10 tickets...yep 10 tickets. So I thought, he could go on 10 rides. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Each ride you had to pay 3 - 4 tickets!!!!! So, poor Davey got to go on about 4 rides or so......it was fine, cause unlike his big sister, he didn't care, he just wanted to be with his mommy. So, we arranged ahead of time that Becca would go off with my friend Cindy and her kids, and after Davey was done with his rides, we walk around just a bit more, I bought him a little toy, he loved it, and then we went home by 3:30pm. We got there by 10am, and I thought 5 1/2 hours was fine to be at the Fair......Becca stayed with Cindy and family and slept over their house tonight. I called Cindy tonight, around 8pm to see if all was going ok, and she said they were just heading back to the RIDES!!!! Wow, what an awesome mom Cindy is!!! I give her credit, I could never spend the whole entire day at the Fair, especially riding those RIDES!!!! We did get to see all the animals, and exhibits before the rides opened. We had a nice boxed lunch overlooking the horses. I know Becca had the time of her life, spending the whole entire day at the Fair, with another family.....riding those RIDES!!!
I, too, had a wonderful time here at home tonight. Davey and I got home by 4pm, we went in our much needed pool. My hubby woke up and bar-be-cued hamburgers. We had a nice "quiet" dinner. My hubby left by 6pm for work. I then put my very tired little boy to bed by 7pm....so, yes, I am having the time of my life tonight, all alone for once. The house is quiet. I sat outside on the porch on my swing...didn't have to talk to anyone, it was so nice and quiet. Davey will be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning, and Becca will be home tomorrow afternoon. Don't get me wrong, I miss Becca, but a break like this is nice for me, for once.
I suggest, you take your kids to the Fair, but make sure you find a very special friend who LOVES taking her kids to the Fair as well. Then I suggest you plan, ahead of time, to entrust your child with that special friend. Then leave the Fair early, like I did, go home and enjoy the rest of your day, just like I did!