Thursday, September 14, 2006
Roll Up! Roll Up!!
We headed of to the town centre tonight for the annual end of summer fair. Pre the guys living with us, I always loved being spun around in the waltzers or to race around on the dodgems but over the past couple of years Ive dreaded the fair arriving.
Robbie is always so eager to drag us on the rides but for Jack its a nightmare. He has always hated everything you assoiciate with the fair....the smells, sounds and sights are just to much for him and combine that with the crowds of people...well it was just a meltdown waiting to happen.
This year we were invited to go along as the fair ground organisers had planned a Special Needs event from 5.30pm - 7.30pm...no loud music, no flashing lights and all rides were slowed down....so off we went.
Jack spent the first part of the evening hiding under his jacket!
No way would he go on any of the rides, so I couldnt even get him to join me on the Big Wheel:(
By 7.30pm much to Robbie's disgust we had decided it was a non event and were heading back to the car. Suddenly something took Jack's eye and the evening took a different turn.
This was the ride which hooked my boy! He stood watching all the people spinning and twirling around...he watched them as they went faster and faster and not once did he take his eyes of that ride. As the carriages came to a halt he shot off as fast as his legs could carry him, climbed on to the steel platfom and prised himself into a seat! He wanted a go! He wanted to spin and twirl and go as fast as he could.
Robbie went with him and left me and Rob trembling with anticipation....once that ride started there would be no going back! He would have to endure the ride...no matter what!
Jack loved it...so much so that we spent the rest of the evening trying to drag him off every bloomin ride there!
All the way home in the car he chattered non-stop about how brave he had been and that when he gets to school tomorrow he will tell everyone how he had "done it".
The boys are both so brimming with all the excitement the fair brings, so much so that they want to go back on Saturday night and do it all again....of course I dont mind because it means I get the chance to have another helping of yummy candy floss!
Whilst uploading the piccies from our night out I spotted something not quite right with Jacks eyes....can you spot it???
He's been playing with my mascara!!
Posted by Tracie H at 10:57 PM