It’s that time of the year…the time right after you’re recovering from back to school and gearing up for the big push that comes after Halloween. The county fair is hear to have you digging deep into your purse all in the name of fun. The fair is just so freaking expensive I swear. And it was really hurting my heart that I couldn’t afford to take the kiddos. For a family of four we were looking at $80 and that’s not including food. And that’s if you purchased tickets online before the fair even started. We simply couldn’t afford to go. What made matters worse was that we live very close to the fair grounds. Each day it was like a slap in the face.
My daughter just wouldn’t let it go. Every night she asked about it. On Thursday night she says that Daddy says we might can go to the fair. I said ok and went to talk to him, trying not to get pissed at him for filling her with false hopes. I go to him and he shows me a scratch-off ticket. He won! Not a ton or anything, but enough to take the kids to the fair. I was so relieved. Sure the whole family didn’t go, but the kids got to enjoy themselves. Daddy stayed at home to watch the ECU game and I took the kids to the fair in hopes that I would be able to be home at least by the fourth quarter.
I got the kids a wristband for each of them and was super happy that Jordan isn’t 5 yet and so he got in for free. For some reason it’s not fall weather so it was pretty hot and sticky. I tried to hold out as long as possible before we got us an overly priced lemonade for us to share. I told them that when it was time to go we would get our funnel cake to go. We stayed for a few hours and did get our funnel cake. I also had to waste $3 on a soda for us because it was just too hot. Sighs. Our house was less than 5 minutes away…
Jordan was such a good boy waiting in line patiently. The last time I was with them at the fair (2 years ago, my mom took them last year) Jordan was in a stroller and it was all about Brianna and Daddy riding.
Brianna was a good big sister riding with Jordan on things she didn’t want to. She stood in line with him and took care of him. They both did great and didn’t have meltdowns until it was a couple of hours in and by then I was ready to go anyway.
My baby girl the daredevil. She certainly gets that from her daddy. Here she is waiting to get on the Fire Ball. You know it’s the big circle and the ride goes upside down. I tried to tell her she wasn’t big enough to ride it. But she more than cleared the sign…so as she got on, I watched her face the entire ride…she LOVED it!
This was also after she rode on a Drop Zone style ride…it goes straight up and comes down really fast. I’ve been on one at Carowinds…never again. After holding back tears watching her on the Fire Ball I realized it’s time to loosen my grip…she’s growing up and becoming her own person. Next thing I know she won’t want me to watch her ride rides because I’ll be “sooo embarassing” the time is coming, I know. 🙁
I’m glad my babies aren’t babies anymore. While Brianna was in the sky on the Ferris Wheel, Jordan got on this kiddie ride. He loved it! It does nothing but go around but it was what he wanted to do.
Next year he’ll be able to ride on almost everything for kids. He had a great time and Brianna did too. She liked being a bigger kid. Next year I want us all to go to the State Fair. We’ll definitely need to save up because I think we’ll have to split up and let the daredevils go off and me and Jordan aka the scardycats will go on our rides lol.