The day began with our attending a parade
I know what you’re thinking…totally boring, right?
Yes, yes, the July Fourth parade did have the usual assortment of flag-wielding policemen, school bands, as well as boy and girl scouts, but it also had…these guys!
The parade also had its fair share of firetrucks. Toopweets, a major fan of big, shiny vehicles, was in heaven.
We then proceeded to a street fair which had…A TRAIN.
I will channel my son’s thoughts upon seeing this lovely sight: “A train! A train! A TRAIN THAT YOU CAN RIDE ON, OMG. I’m drooling from the excitement. And the goddamn teething. Someone get me a pretzel, strap me in this thing, and let’s crank this [redacted] UP!”
Needless to say, trains are another favorite of his.
We rode it twice.
Cue obligatory shots of me with the boy (and my new bangs)…
…as we made our way out of the fair, we spotted someone. Someone very special to Toopweets, who, along with firetrucks and trains, made the trifecta of his very favorite things complete:
Can you not see the glee on this child’s face? In the interest of full disclosure, I suspected that Elmo had found this quiet, secluded park bench away from the throngs of children in order to take a break, kick up his fur booties and have a smoke, but I DID NOT CARE. Elmo is a golden god in our home, and we were getting a picture.
(Good Lord! What’s become of me?!)
A good time was had by all, and the best part…
He went to bed an hour early.
On a wholly unrelated note, I must discuss the following two things:
1. I recently spied this snack and thought to myself, “This is perhaps the vilest combination of flavors in the history of anything ever. I must try it.” Um, it’s…not bad. In fact, it's sort of good.I know I’ve said that I’ll try (and like) most anything, but this is a stretch even for me.
2. Now to take the attention off of me and my questionable palate, can we talk about this show? (And how I’ll totally be watching it?) My mind, it is blown.