Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Big Ex Revisited

It's that time of year again. The Big Ex is in town. There was no earthly way to avoid it. Although we went on Tuesday it has taken me until today (Saturday) to be able to write about it. That's because my son had that kind of impressive kicking and screaming meltdown in the middle of the busy fairgrounds, just outside the bumper cars that caused me to step away from him and inquire to passersby if anyone knew whose kid that was.
Once we got some food in his tummy he did calm down and really had a great time. Poor mommy and daddy were a little shell shocked, though. I know, one day we'll laugh about this or miss it or something like that. So, little six year old Dusty went on every ride that he was tall enough to go on. Surprisingly, they are allowed to go on some pretty scary rides. Tony is 3 from the left and Dusty is right next to him in the 4th spot. Wasn't sure by his expression how much he was enjoying the full tilt experience, but he said he did. The thing that most impressed me was this bird in the poultry exhibit. The photo does not do it justice. The feathers were light pink with these powder blue feathers on its head. Looked like a hat to me, but then again most things look like a hat to me.

2 comments: said...

my daughter had a similar melt down in the B'water Mall - about 24 years ago! I asked the same question of onlookers. I don't miss those days but we do laugh. I also saw that chicken - I was very curious to see what had won first and second prize when I noticed the 'third place' ribbon!
Nancy LeB

aliceinparis said...

It happens sometimes:)
I was at the Hubbards Market this weekend! Looked for you:(