April 20, 2011

The Wrong Kind of Carnival

It was past 9PM, past the children's bedtime, but we were about 40 miles from home after an out-of-town celebration of Julius getting his yellow belt for martial arts.

We drove through a shopping mall parking lot, passing a big red lighted sign that read "Shoe Carnival."

Julius asked, "What's Shoe Carnival?"

Tristan asked, "Do they have bouncy houses there?"

"No," I said. "It's a store that sells shoes."

Both boys sat in silence for a moment and finally Tristan said, "That's not a very good kind of carnival."

(As someone who isn't a big fan of shoes and shoe-buying, I would have to agree.)


  1. How funny! Kids just take things so literally.

  2. Precuiys! I'm with him! Couldn't care less about shoes!

  3. I must disagree, shoes always fit.

    Nothing is as good as the county fair tho, love the baby pigs.

  4. Lol...I can appreciate how you guys might feel BUT!...Speaking as a consomet shoe-a-hall-ick! I'd have to ware a bib to catch my drool!(While muttering under my breath, "WHERE,WHEN...& HOW MUCH?")...Sorry! Not a very pretty picture is it? Shoe addiction is serious business I promise you!___=^..^=___Kittie

  5. I am such a sucker. I thought the pic was taken at the shoe carnival. LOL

  6. This is definitely a blog that people need to get behind. The problem is no one wants to do a great deal of reading and not have something else to stimulate the mind. This is the internet, after all. Maybe if you added a video or two to emphasize your point. But, I don’t know if others will.

  7. Oh Deutschland, cut it out.

    I hope you guys are all OK and not been whisked away to Oz or anything.

  8. That last comment was me - I don't know why it came up as Robert. Sounds like things across the South are really pretty bad - we are thinking of you, and hope all friends and family are safe - chris in hobart


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