The last time Jack had been to the fair he was nestled in my stomach and had me craving a candy apple. I figured it was time he got to go to the fair where he could actually see everything. Our first stop was the animals. He really enjoyed pointing and naming each animals. His favorite were the chickens and roosters. I believe he loved how loud they were.
We waited around until the rides started up (I wanted to get there early so there would be less people). I bought just enough tickets for Jack to ride one ride. I wasn't sure if they would let him ride in the first place because you are suppose to be 36 inches before you get on and Jack is about 29 inches. Also, I wasn't sure how he would respond to the rides.
They let him on and oh my goodness did he have a time. He threw himself a little fit when he had to get off. We high-tailed it to the ticket booth and got more tickets. He loved every ride we got on. I should have known my kid would be the one to love them but you can never be too sure.
It was still very much summer so we didn't stay but maybe two hours but we had lots of fun. Jack threw himself another fit once he realized we were getting in the car to leave. Trying to get a stiff screaming and kicking toddler in a car seat when you have sweat pooling into your eyes is good times people.
He and I were both exhausted and before we even got out of town he was sound asleep. You can tell we both were hot and tired. This coming weekend there is a fair coming to our town (this fair was 30 minutes away) and I am excited about taking Jack because I'll know what to expect. I think this time I might do an armband because I believe we will get just as much use from it.
Here is a mommy moment for you: I cried. Yes, I cried watching him ride his first carnival ride. Rides are such a big deal for kids and watching his laugh on his first one made me cry. I didn't tear up. I ugly cried. I had no idea it was gonna happen. They just grow up so dang fast. One minute I'm walking him around in my stomach and the next he is whooping it up at the fair.