This weekend, I took the boys to the fair. Don't you love taking your kids to the fair in the summer? Despite all the questionable and scary looking people that roam the grounds? Especially the scary looking ride operators! But don't worry - I was prepared - I carried about 5 cases of Purell with me and my boys took a 5 hour shower as soon as we got home. But while we were at the fair, we did have a lot of fun. And they did eat a lot of junk food. I'm not kidding - they ate everything you can imagine!
First up - winning a totally useless prize for my boys! All I had to do was pay 5 dollars, pop a few balloons, and my boys got to walk away with these little turtles. Which, by the way, are either somewhere in the trunk of my car now, or in the garbage. Their excitement over these turtles lasted about 14 seconds.
Time for the rides! No fair experience is complete without a ride on the Merry-Go-Round, right? Here is my big boy having fun. He got on and off all by himself this year.
Dimitry got on, as well. He loved sitting on the horse, but as soon as it started moving, he cried - but only for a second. Then he loved it, too. It was so cute.
Okay, I did mention my boys ate a lot of junk food, right? I couldn't say no to their requests! So, of course I bought them both a lollipop, and some popcorn for Christos. Of course, Dimitry wanted some popcorn too, as you can see from the picture. Life just got a whole lot more expensive because we now have to buy 2 of everything!
Then Dimitry wanted some of Christos's cotton candy. (I told you a lot of junk food was consumed!) Being the nice brother that he is, he eventually agreed to give him some. "Some" being about the size of a grape.
Here is Dimitry enjoying the cotton candy.
Moving on... to french fries and pogo sticks. (For my American friends - pogo sticks are basically corn dogs.) Please believe me when I say my children do not eat like this on a regular basis. Remember, we're Greek? They eat a very healthy Mediterranean diet. For the most part! They don't drink the wine. Ha, ha...
And back to the lollipops. Believe it or not, even after all this sugar and junk, both boys fell asleep in the car on the way home.
It was a great afternoon. But I felt so much better after they (and I!) had showered.