Monday, June 27, 2011

Fried Kool-aid and life-size bananas, what more can you ask for?!

Today we went to the Del Mar Fair. I’ll just cut right to the chase on this one.

Lessons learned from the Fair:

1) If you have three children and you decide it’s a good idea to play midway games so they can try to win prizes, make sure:
a. You actually have room in your car for multiple life-sized stuffed animals. Seriously, two adults, three children and a life-sized banana AND a life-sized teddy bear in a pick up truck . . . we thought that was a good idea?! and

b. Daddy won’t get kicked off the game after winning only two prizes. Between the three of them the children couldn’t carry these things, but you would have thought we took away her birthday with the reaction from our 9 year-old when she found out we couldn’t try to win a third prize.

2) Rushing to pack a lunch to go to the fair to “try to save money” is a waste of energy; the lure of bright lights and “Hash dogs” is too much for your husband to resist. What is a hash dog, you ask?! It’s a hot dog wrapped in hash browns and then deep fried. Lets just say that I made sure we had paid our life insurance premium before allowing my husband to indulge in that heart attack on a stick. Oh, and of course he didn’t stop there; he had to top it off with fried Kool-aid for dessert. What is it about the allure of fried foods that have no business being fried?!

3) Deep fried Kool-aid really is not worth the calories to you, but your kids will be in heaven – or maybe it just felt like that because they were on a fat and sugar high.

Until tomorrow . . . when it’s haircuts, manicures and pedicures, oh my!

1 comment:

  1. It was only until recently that my girls (14, 12, and 9 yrs) realized that Kool Aid was actually edible (in theory). I have been purchasing Kool Aid for YEARS! Only I used it to make the best, smelliest play-do ever. The best part of Kool Aid play-do is that it comes out of fabrics without staining them. Not sure how that works, but it does. Ok, tangent aside. My oldest came in last summer and said, "Mom, did you know that Kool Aid is supposed to be a drink that you make with sugar and water? Can I make some?" If only she had had the Holy Grail with her to fill up with Kool Aid. She was so excited and she really thought she taught me something new about Kool Aid.