This weekend my little town hosted the Strawberry Festival. This is a big deal in our town and this year was the 100th year of the Festival. We went to the Junior Parade on Friday (the kids get out of school early for this), the Grand Parade on Saturday, and the carnival on Sunday.
Here are some things that I did not do during the Festival. If I did these things, I would have taken pictures and I obviously did not do that- not me.
I did not wait until 45 minutes before the Junior Parade to decide if I was going to participate (walking in it with my MOPS group). It had been raining off and on during day and my little girl had shots that morning. I did not make my daughter miss her nap on the same day she had shots so we could walk in the parade. That would be ridiculous. Not me- I was not breathing a huge sigh of relief that she did so well in the parade!
I did not overcompensate for my son’s peanut allergy by bringing a ton of safe candy to the Grand Parade. The people in the parade throw candy to the kids watching. Every time my son didn’t get candy, I didn’t give him some from our stash. I am not responsible for their sugar high - not me!
I did not think that the quilt car was really cool. I mean, I was not stunned when a friend made fun of it on Facebook. I didn’t take a picture of it because I liked it. Nope, it wasn’t for me - I just want to show it to my grandmother. I mean, look at the picture! That took a lot of work. I don't love it- not at all, not me!
I did not jump up and down and scream when I saw my son on his cub scout float in the Grand Parade. I also didn't draw an arrow in this picture just so you can see how cute he was in the parade- nope, not me, I would never show off my kids (or act like a crazy momma!).
I did not have to restrain myself when my son went on “big kid” rides. I did not almost loose it when my 8 year-old looked like was going to loose his lunch on this ride.
Then, after worrying like crazy on that 1st big ride, I did not wait, with camera ready, for my son to come out of the Gravitron, certain that he would throw up. I was not totally surprised when he loved it and rode it 5 times in a row. I am not still shocked it took 5 rides before he needed a break - not me.
I did not catch my husband sneaking lots of sips of the kids’ slushies.
I did not make each of my boys allow me to pour some slushie into my 18 month old’s sippy cup. That wouldn’t be a healthy drink for her. I didn’t- I most certainly wouldn't- not me!
I did not take my daughter out of the stroller every chance I got, even though someone (my helpful husband) kept putting her back in whenever possible. Nope, I didn't notice that at all- not me.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Not Me! Monday: Festival Style
Welcome to my version of "Not Me! Monday." This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. (At the time that I posted this, MckMama doesn't have a Not Me! Monday post up yet. Go ahead and check out her blog and pray for her little Stellan, too.)