I admit. I slacked this year. I just… wasn’t in the mood. So at the last minute we decided to go with no tent, no food, no strollers or wagons. Just GO.
I’m so glad we did. I’m always glad we go. It’s so much fun seeing all the kids. I run the Mom’s Night Out group here in town, so I see the moms routinely, but the kids not nearly as often. My mom, our loyal supporter, came with us (as always) which the kids adored, obviously.
It was hot this year, so I was exceedingly glad that we didn’t have a tent to set up, take down, and haul back to the car. We tent-hopped with our friends which actually worked out well- I think we saw a lot more people that way!
We did NOT do the 2 mile loop since we had three kids and no way for the girls to ride. But that worked out well, too- they could dilly-dally on the 1 mile loop, they could watch the ducks, and it wasn’t as busy.
Besides, there’s only, like, two times a year, maybe, that Piper has the chance to get her face painted like a tiger. It’s always a tiger. Every. single. time. Doesn’t matter what else happened- Piper got tiger stripes, so the day was a success!