Carnies, Candy and Rides

This weekend we took our daughter to the fair.

She had never been.

She soaked in the music, screams of joy, and mullets dancing around us.

I prayed for more hand sanitizer and a parenting handbook to give out to the hoodrats smoking in their newborns faces.

BUT… it was worth it just to have memories like these.





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43 Responses to Carnies, Candy and Rides
  1. Mark
    September 7, 2011 | 7:37 am

    Love her face in that photo. Too cute! m.

  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    September 7, 2011 | 8:01 am

    She’s adorable!! Looks like great fun, I wanna go to a fair too!

  3. Life As Wife
    September 7, 2011 | 8:16 am

    Haha I thought my husband and I were the only ones who used the word hoodrat?! What is it about county fairs that brings out the most interesting people in your town that your normally don’t see?

  4. liz
    September 7, 2011 | 8:34 am

    Anything including the word “carnies” is #ALLCAPSAWESOME in my book!

  5. Ado
    September 7, 2011 | 8:35 am

    Mullets at the fair! This gave me a real laugh – you described my experience of “maternal fair horror” perfectly – and the tendency to want to marinate in a vat of hand sanitizer afterward. (-:

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      They should have hand sanitizer every five or six feet at the fair. THAT would make me more comfortable.

  6. Jeanette
    September 7, 2011 | 9:10 am

    I have fair phobias that never existed before I had kids. The memory of my 1 1/2 year-old getting on a shaky ride with NO seat belts was enough trauma for my adult life, I’m telling you!
    and all those people. that’s when I’d seriously consider investing in one of those kid leashes.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:19 pm

      My dad said the VERY same thing!!

  7. Amber
    September 7, 2011 | 11:25 am

    The photo of her with her arms up in the air is so precious. It’s my favorite of those pictures. Fairs are so much fun. Thank you for sharing the family memories with us all.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:18 pm

      I love it too! That was her very first ride… her dad was freaking out cause he thought he would drop her.

  8. Julie @ mamamash
    September 7, 2011 | 11:32 am

    So sweet! What a great photo memory for her.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:17 pm

      True! I don’t have to write this in her baby book now.

  9. Kimberly
    September 7, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Hee hee mullets dancing around you??? You kill me.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:16 pm

      Honestly, I can’t take a mullet!
      It makes me say things I shouldn’t.
      Oh the hilarity

  10. Jackie
    September 7, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Omg, love that picture of her!!! So cute!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:16 pm

      Thank you!
      I love it too, hilarious!

  11. Greta @gfunkified
    September 7, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Love the pictures! Fairs are definitely fun…for a while. 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:15 pm

      yes, for awhile… and then I remember that I like fresh air and I’ve seen too much skin

  12. Jamie
    September 7, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Wow. That one with the precious face is priceless. Well done. You captured that night at the fair forever.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:14 pm

      Thank you! I was really happy with the pictures from that night!

  13. Amy
    September 7, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Great pictures!!! But hand sanitizer and maybe a a spray bottle next time would work (spray the smokers, it works with cats?)

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:13 pm

      AH! I have never thought of that! I’m going to spray them like cats!

  14. Rach (DonutsMama)
    September 7, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Love that pic on the left of her!! So cute.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:12 pm

      thank you Rach!

  15. Kimberly
    September 7, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Oh I love her face!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:11 pm

      isn’t that hilarious! LOL

  16. Gina
    September 7, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    Now that is just too much fun! I love the vibrancy in that blue sky!!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:11 pm

      Thank you! i love that picture too!

  17. Sue @ Mommy's Pen
    September 7, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    That is so perfect. Next time I go to the fair, I’m totally passing out parenting pamphlets!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 6:10 pm

      Wouldn’t that be awesome! Oh the look on people’s faces when you hand them a pamphlet on how to be a better parent! Priceless!

  18. Nannie
    September 7, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    OMG what a great picture. Guess we’ll be off to Wonderland before too long.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 7, 2011 | 9:42 pm

      I love it too!!! It was wonderful

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 10:05 pm

      OH I can’t wait to take her there!

  19. Elaine
    September 7, 2011 | 9:11 pm

    Oh My Gosh, that pic of her on the ride is TOO fun! Glad you went to the fair and had a great time and made great memories. 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 10:05 pm

      I love that pic SO much!
      She’s hilarious

  20. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    September 7, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    How adorable! She looks like she will be wanting to ride those big scary rides when she gets much older!

    We took our little ones to the fair last weekend as well, they had an absolute blast! I enjoyed people watching and I felt more comfortable with my children around the animals then some of the carnival ride operators or the other fair attendees.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 10:04 pm

      I can’t imagine her on the big rides!!
      It will be here before I know it

  21. Galit Breen
    September 8, 2011 | 12:02 am

    Yes, so worth it!


    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 10:04 pm

      thank you!!

  22. cindy
    September 8, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Your daughter is SO cute! It must have been the perfect weekend for fairs or something–we went to a fair too.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 9:47 pm

      Hope you had a great time at the fair.
      Aside from all of the butt cracks we saw we had a fantastic day!

  23. Jessica
    September 8, 2011 | 7:33 pm

    Maybe next year you can have a hand sanitizer and parenting handbook booth.

    Love the pictures. Looks like a lot of fun.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 8, 2011 | 9:40 pm

      O-M-G… YOU are the smartest person alive!

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