Carnie in the Making

This weekend, O had several milestones.  First, we took her to get her first hair cut at a kiddie salon.  Slightly yuppy activity?? Maybe. But she totally needed it.  The back of her hair was completely uneven.  I had to hold her hand the whole time.  The lady did make her bangs pretty short (aka super cute) but they ended up being pretty crooked. I think it was hard to get her to sit still. I was actually surprised how calmly she sat in the chair. And she listened when she asked her to put her head down, usually she doesn’t listen to me at all.

Then after the lovely hair cut, we went home, ate an early dinner, then got ready to go to the fair that they have on our street.  It’s very annoying because it’s almost impossible to get a parking spot if you move your car after a certain time. And it’s dirty, and slightly trashy.  But they had kiddy rides, so we thought that O would really enjoy going.  She is pretty fearless. She treats the jungle gym at the playground as if there is a net behind her to catch her. I always tell her to concentrate and be careful.  And she listens.  But it still makes my legs go to jelly when I see her.

Anyway, so there we were, at the fair. And I wondered if she would go on by herself, or if she would make me go with her. I shouldn’t have worried. As soon as the gates opened, she ran, RAN in!  She gave her tickets to the carnie, who looked like A. he had seen better days and B. was probably stoned just to keep his sanity with the screaming children.  She LOVED IT!  The second the ride started, she was screaming her head off with excitement and happiness. Every time the ride would come back around to us, she would wave enthusiastically, laughing her head off.  Even the other parents could help but look at her and laugh at her pure joy that she was experiencing. It was contageous.  Some of the kids were looking bored, but not O.

My favorite ride that I liked watching her on was the pirate boat. It wasn’t the gown up pirate boat, but it went up and down. She was so happy!  She even knew to put her hands up!  This one kid in particular looked like he was about to puke.  The hardest part was trying to get her to wait until it was her turn to go on the ride.  Finally after all the tickets were used up, we walked home. We explained to her that we don’t have any more money for the tickets, so on the way home she told me that I can’t go on a ride because she doesn’t have any more money.  Mommy, no more money for tickets.

Overall a really great weekend, and I am glad she is getting out of her rebellious stage right now. I guess she must have adjusted to the new preschool.

And we can’t wait to take her to Sesame Please next summer.


About RidgewoodMom

Thirtysomething mom of a baby girl. First and only baby, possibly. First baby amongst my close friends. These are the trials, frustrations and lessons I have learned in raising a single child in New York.
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