The Fall Fair: it’s WAY better with a kid

On Thanksgiving weekend, we took E to his first Fall Fair. I remember how much I loved the fair as a kid – but I’d forgotten. It wasn’t until I brought my toddler that I re-realized how FANTABULOUS it really is. In fact, it spoiled this kid for normal life. The morning after, he first words out of his mouth were, “I wanna go to the fair. I wanna ride on the berries.” (He not only rode on the giant spinning berries, he also rode on the bumblebees, and the carousel, and even the Ferris wheel.) The next morning, it was “I wanna ride the Ferris wheel and play in the corn.” He still asks to go to the fair about once a day.

Things we learned at the fair:

  • Tractors are even better inside than outside
  • Reptiles are SO COOL (especially tortoises… so prehistoric)
  • Alpacas are outrageously cute
  • Farm animals are generally much bigger than they look in books
  • Fries taste better at the fair
  • Our son is not at all afraid of heights (he grinned like crazy all the way up the Ferris wheel)
  • Feed corn is better to play in than gravel: prettier colour and NO dust
  • Rides at the fair are expensive
  • Despite this, people can be generous (one mom on her way out just handed us her extras – like $15 worth)
  • All the flashing lights and colours and noises that just make us jaded adults think of commercialism are beautiful to a two-year-old boy
  • E can also fly – he just flaps his arms and takes off! Check it out…

We sure did give thanks. Obviously we’re going again next year. 🙂




6 thoughts on “The Fall Fair: it’s WAY better with a kid

  1. Amanda says:

    I love that video!! WAY WAY better than any scrapbook could ever capture the moments. And that is saying a lot coming from me. Thanks for sharing it. I never took my kids to the fall fair when they were little and now the fall fair is all about being in the show ring with Victoria and the girls from the barn. But now….now I really want to go to the Fall Fair in a whole new way.

  2. Mama says:

    Omigosh! So great! It makes me wish we’d done something with the many pictures I know we took of you kids at the Fall Fairs many years ago. Now I have to hunt them up! There may even be film – but it’s not video! And Amanda, come down and go with us next year.

  3. diblog says:

    Krista, it was Rockton. The reptiles were in a specific tent that was entry-by-donation. I could have stayed there a lot longer!

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