Notes on the State Fair

1. Taking an active four year old boy to the state fair is like taking a herd of cats and trying to keep them contained.

2. Buy that same four year old a ninja stick bat (appropriately soft and not really harmful) and it’s like walking through the fair with a herd of angry cats who are attempting to claw everything that walks by.

3. To whoever that young man was who saw me standing in line as he exited and gave me his extra fair ticket, thank you. You probably have no idea how that simple act of kindness made my entire weekend brighter.

4. I wouldn’t trade the look on Joe’s face as he sat in the helicopter ride for all the tea in China. It made the aching back, knees and hips all well worth it.