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Saturday, October 11, 2008

you did WHAT?

It's Autumn. That means several things to me, the most important, GOING TO THE LOCAL FAIRS AND EATING FOOD....oh, and making fun memories along the way for the kiddos! I have such fond memories of going to all the local fairs/parades. The New Holland Fair was my first "alone outing", you remember, where you actually are trusted enough to walk the unruly streets of New Holland, at night, with nary an adult in tow! Oh, the coolness that emanated from my being! I was thrilled and showed it too. I use to make my way to the "center" where myriads of other cool folks, drenched in cologne/perfume would stand around all night long....and emanate coolness. That's when the world was ALL ABOUT ME.

I like it better this way....dressing comfortably, hand in hand with my hubby, parting the sea of people with our purple beast, (aka double stroller), watching my boys eyes light up as they see all the funness that surrounds them and feeding them food that could quite possibly clog their arteries! Yes, that's the way a fair should be done!
At this particular fair, we decided to take the boys to pet the animals. We're sitting there waiting for the return of Daddy with the FOOD, I've found a nice hay bale and the boys have found a nice cow. We are enjoying the evening, (see picture below). Suddenly this cow makes a very loud, odd noise and practically JUMPS to her feet....I grab the boys, one in each arm and fling them away from this mad cow. We get to our feet and while I'm dusting them off, I casually say, "I wonder what happened." Tyler replies, holding fingers up, "Oh, I touched it's hiney!" I gasp, "YOU DID WHAT?" With grin in cheek, "I touched it's hiney!" I fumble for the antibacterial gel, the baby wipes and anything else I can think of to cleanse the hands of my son! After they were SCRUBBED, I loaded them up and strolled away and I will admit that by this time I was laughing....only a boy would sit there and examine this cows butt and wonder, "what will happen if I do THIS????"

Moral of story: keep little boys away from cows butts....or any other animals butts for that matter!
*taken several moments prior to the inspection*

"One of the best things in the world to be is a boy;
it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one."

~Charles Dudley Warner~
*"Hope" by Jack Johnson


Vickie said...
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Vickie said...

OMGosh! My family is sleeping and I just laughed out loud! This is so hilarious! It does make me wnat to go wash my hands though. Oh, this is so very funny!!!!

P.S. The boys are growing so fast...beautiful!


Dana said...

Sooooo, when you guys come to my house for playdate we'll have to keep a sharp eye on the boys and all the farm animal huh? Hee, hee!

Jena said...

that is classic!!! I love it....LOVE IT!!!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness... is this what I have to look forward to as Mason gets older? :) On a day when pregnancy is not feeling so great, it is nice to have a good laugh!

Mary June Miller said...

I am roaring!!!! This is something I hope you write down so you never forget - maybe he will grow up to be a vet! ( :
Hope you are feeling well - congratulations!!! Would be great to chat again - Mj

Anonymous said...

Daniel and I were cracking up when I read this out loud. Thankfully Isaac wasn't around any farm animals at that age! :) Katy

Anonymous said...

ok first of all- the cow story, i can see it all in my head. the way he would say "i touched his hiney," your reaction, his smirk. o my gosh it cracks me up.

secondly, theater thursday about the wiener poopy is H I L A R I O U S. hahahaha... o hahahahhhahaha.


Sharon said...

Janelle, I absolutely must go get my shower and start my day, but I needed my daily dose of your stories before doing so. I'm glad I took the time to check out your blog first! HILARIOUS! You never let me down. :)

Lindsey said...

Hi Janelle,

Thank you so much for the sweet comments you left on my blog the other day! I really appreciate your excellent advice for enjoying my wedding day! I'll definitely remember to take a step back and just enjoy the beauty of the day!

I've really enjoyed reading your blog! It never fails to inspire and is always uplifting! Thanks!



clarita barkman yoder said...

That is hilarious!!! I needed a good laugh today and this was definitely the place to come. :) You are such a colorful writer and make us just able to picture the entire scene. :) Happy mommying to your adventurous boys!