Carnival from hell

23 Apr

It’s quite possible that I am the only mother on earth whose children hate carnivals. All last week I told the kids how much fun we were going to have at HB’s school carnival today. But as we approached and I spotted the Pirate’s Booty truck I knew things were going to go terribly wrong. That could only have meant one thing: a Godforsaken guy dressed as a pirate primed and ready to scare the living crap out of the twins. I had totally forgot about the pirate until that moment, and the twins were walking in blind. Last year, when J first encountered Mr. Pirate, he was shaking so badly someone asked me if he was having a seizure. And it took poor little T two weeks to stop screaming “Piwat NOOOOOO!”

I decided I could handle this. We’ll just go straight to the petting zoo, grab some food and avoid captain hook. We got to the petting zoo and handed over no less than forty dollars worth of tickets for the kids to have the privilege of petting goats, sheep and a turkey. Next thing I knew, all hell broke loose. Apparently a sheep BAAAA’d right in J’s ear and he went ballistic. Which in turn sent every child under the age of three into a tailspin. I grabbed the twins and ran out of the pen as if the place caught fire. Luckily for no one, I slammed right into the damn pirate who thought some Booty might soothe their screams. Needless to say we bolted from the carnival in a hurry. HB kept asking, what happened? Why are we leaving? T and J pretty much screamed the entire walk home.

I think it’s safe to say that we are going to sit next year’s carnival out. My three angels might actually be ready by then, but unfortunately I will still be recovering from today.

xoxo

Ever had a similar day from hell?

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